We often despise what is most useful to us.
The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves – is what I call hell.
People generally despise where they flatter.
Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one’s own despised and unwanted feelings.
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.
I despise a world which does not feel that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Whoever despises himself still esteems the despiser within himself.
For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.
Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.