To me, it was shocking that a government of men could look with such extreme contempt on a movement that was asking nothing except such a simple little thing as the right to vote.
Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.
Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
As the Persians wrote very little about how they ran their affairs, the Greek propaganda of the 5th century B.C. has for centuries gone virtually unchallenged – indeed, for Edward Said, it was the beginning of Europe’s long habit of misunderstanding and ill-informed contempt of the Middle East.
Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
Many churches are measuring the wrong things. We measure things like attendance and giving, but we should be looking at more fundamental things like anger, contempt, honesty, and the degree to which people are under the thumb of their lusts. Those things can be counted, but not as easily as offerings.
This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high.
What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?
There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life; never before has a generation, drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live.