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.
Dangers by being despised grow great.
It is only the ignorant who despise education.
If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.