Quotation Explorer - 'Despise'

So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise. - Charles Dickens
Do not despise the water droplets that you receive, soon it will be a river. - Bruce Mbanzabugabo
Nothing that we despise in other men is inherently absent from ourselves. We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or don't do, and more in light of what they suffer. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Though I despise it, I do not doubt His Love for the creatures. I have seen it —His ever-reaching outward for any hand that might reach back. At His love, I tremble yet believe. - Geoffrey Wood
What was beauty unless you intended to use it, like a hammer, or a key? It was just something for other people to use and admire, or envy, despise. To nail their dreams onto like a picture hanger on a blank wall. And so many girls saying, use me, dream me. - Janet Fitch
What is the difference between disrespect (avinay) and despise (viradhana)? Disrespect (avinay) means one shows lack of respect and to despise (viradhana) means one becomes an adversary (opponent). - Dada Bhagwan
Though the gospel amnesty which grace proclaims makes no exceptions, for Divine grace has no limits, there are limits to the time within which the amnesty avails. And if sinners despise grace there is nothing for them but judgment, stern and inexorable. - Robert Anderson
To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody. - Quentin Crisp
It is only the ignorant who despise education. - Publilius Syrus
Many who despise you believe it is the only way to lift themselves up. Many who want to be like you do not know who you really are. - Matshona Dhliwayo
My approach is different. My mistakes are conscious mistakes. And I learn more than those I despise way too often than those I admire. - Harshit Walia
Pretend to give consent to the advice of others, but if you find it suitable,take it. But if out of the right view, despise and cast it away - Michael Bassey Johnson
Despise (viradhana) of a Gnani [the enlightened one] creates hindrance in (acquiring right) Knowledge-Vision-Conduct (Gnan-Darshan-Charitra). - Dada Bhagwan
There are persons whom in my heart I despise, others I abhor. Yet I am not obliged to inform the one of my contempt, nor the other of my detestation. This kind of dissimulation...is a necessary branch of wisdom, and so far from being immoral...that it is a duty and a virtue. - John Adams
The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell. - André Malraux
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving. - Russell Green
I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him. - George Bernard Shaw
That a man can take pleasure in marching in formation to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed.
My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally. - Evelyn Waugh
If you despise increase, you are a strange personality in the society - Sunday Adelaja
Nineteen twentieths of [mankind is] opaque and unenlightened. Intimacy with most people will make you acquainted with vices and errors and follies enough to make you despise them. - John Adams
Despise no new accident in your body, but ask opinion of it… There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic. A man’s observation, what he finds good and of what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health. - Francis Bacon
Never despise fashion. It's what we have instead of God.
I was too green to know that all cynicism masks a failure to cope -- an impotence, in short; and that to despise all effort is the greatest effort of all.
But miserable most, to love unloved? This you should pity rather than despise. - William Shakespeare
So resolute is the world to despise anything which carries with it an air of simplicity. - Edgar Allan Poe
You’re a mess, I confess, I despise you in the best kind of way. - Coco J. Ginger
We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift. - Marilyn Monroe
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. - Noam Chomsky
You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books. - Voltaire
I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise. - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Despise not any man, and do not spurn anything; for there is no man who has not his hour, nor is there anything that has not its place. - Ben Azai
A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. - Lao-Tzu
Funny how people despise platitudes, when they are usually the truest thing going. A thing has to be pretty true before it gets to be a platitude.
Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Only Fools despise wisdom and discipline." Proverbs 1:7 NLT - Eddie Johnson
Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don't despise the hard work now for surely it will be worth it in the end. - Sanjo Jendayi
My Prayer? Oh' Lord give me the mind of a warrior that has been taught to fear your name, The soul of a prophet with the tongue and courage to speak truth though I be surrounded by those that despise it and the heart of a boy that believes he can slay a giant - Tonny K. Brown
What knows he of love who has not been obliged to despise just what he loved - Friedrich Nietzsche
The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world's need of that work. With this, life is heaven, or as close to heaven as you can get. Without this - with work which you despise, which bores you can which the world does not need - this life is hell.
Many people despise wealth, but few know how to give it away. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I despise common sense. I’ve seen the world from every possible angle. This cruel, ridiculous, beautiful world. - Lacie Baskerville Pandora Hearts
Despise your weakness, not yourself. - Constance Chuks Friday
If hate, the antonym of love, is one strong word that we all know it exist but despise, why do people like playing with LOVE like it's nonentity? - PK gyewu Akrofi
Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers. - J. Sidlow Baxter
Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -- bureaucrats. - Alvin Toffler
A lady laced with grace . . . Such, is impossible to despise. - Ufuoma Apoki
If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up. - Abraham H. Maslow
Orwell wrote easily and well about small humane pursuits, such as bird watching, gardening and cooking, and did not despise popular pleasures like pubs and vulgar seaside resorts. In many ways, his investigations into ordinary life and activity prefigure what we now call 'cultural studies. - Christopher Hitchens
Your neighbors are not all sheep. Your political opponents are not all evil or fools. Try talking to those you despise. They are your fellow citizens. And together, we are not lesser than any "greatest generation.". - David Brin
In hate feeling there is a more or less subtle estimation component.You do not hate those who take advantage or prevails over someone who is incapable or weak (albeit temporarily), you can at most despise them. - Luigina Sgarro
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