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Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
Flattery
Minna Antrim

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The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.
Entertainment
Lester Bangs

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Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true.
Bureaucracy
William Blake

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Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
Pride
Henry Bolingbroke

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Contempt is not a thing to be despised.
Uncategorised
Edmund Burke

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Speak of the moderns without contempt, and of the ancients without idolatry.
Literature
Lord Chesterfield

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I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.
Alcohol and Alcoholism
Winston Churchill

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In politics, nothing is contemptible.
Politicians and Politics
Benjamin Disraeli

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Might, could, would --they are contemptible auxiliaries.
Language
George Eliot

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Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
Pride
Benjamin Franklin

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Chivalry is the most delicate form of contempt.
Hatred
Albert Guerard

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Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
Familiarity
William Hazlitt

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Self-esteem and self-contempt have specific odors; they can be smelled.
Self-image
Eric Hoffer

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The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
Complaints and Complaining
Samuel Johnson

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The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.
Abuse
H. L. Mencken

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Of all the benefits which virtue confers on us, the contempt of death is one of the greatest.
Virtue
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

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God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.
Money
Austin O'Malley

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Many can bear adversity, but few contempt.
Hatred
Proverb

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Some evils are cured by contempt.
Hatred
Proverb

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Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
Danger
Seneca

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Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob.
Masses
Seneca

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To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
Law and Lawyers
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love.
Antipathy
J. August Strindberg

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Familiarity breeds contempt.
Familiarity
Publilius Syrus

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Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man.
Glory
Charles Maurice De Talleyrand

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