Quotation Explorer - 'Contemptible'

Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind. - Albert Einstein
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. - Edmund Burke
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. - Samuel Butler
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible. - Albert Einstein
Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works... - J. R. R. Tolkien
[A]nd you may know how little God thinks of money by observing on what bad and contemptible characters he often bestows it."[Man and the Gospel (1865)] - Thomas Guthrie
For it was intelligence that was the thin line between endearing rapscallion and idiot bastard. - Éibhear the Contemptible - G.A. Aiken
The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a "but". - Henry Ward Beecher
Nothing that isn't a real crime makes a man appear so contemptible and little in the eyes of the world as inconsistency. - Joseph Addison
In politics, nothing is contemptible. - Benjamin Disraeli
There is no more contemptible sound than a gunshot. - Jonathan Heatt
I expect nothing of man, and disown the race. The only folly is expecting what is never attained; man is most contemptible when compared with his own pretensions. It is better to laugh at man from outside the universe, than to weep for him within. - H.P. Lovecraft
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