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Arthur SchopenhauerHatred is a thing of the heart, contempt a thing of the head. And neither feeling is quite within our control.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Somerset MaughamHe had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Lord ChesterfieldWrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

Karl KrausTo me all men are equal: there are jackasses everywhere, and I have the same contempt for them all.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Winston ChurchillThe best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953


Ancient Greek

Pittacus of MytileneDo not reproach a man with his misfortunes, fearing lest Nemesis may overtake you.

Ατυχίαν μη ονειδίζειν, νέμεσιν αιδούμενον.

—  Pittacus of Mytilene, 650-570 BC, one of the 7 sages of Ancient Greece

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Proverbs

English proverbFamiliarity breeds contempt.

—  English proverb

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Movie Quotes

Contempt (1963)The cinema substitutes for our gaze at a world more in harmony with our desires. “Contempt” is a story of that world.

—  from the film Contempt (1963)










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