I neither fear nor despise. [ Motto ]
Genius can never despise labor. [ Abel Stevens ]
To despise money is to dethrone a king. [ Chamfort ]
Neither to seek nor to despise honours. [ Motto ]
But live to die: and living, see no thing
To make death hateful, save an innate clinging,
A loathsome and yet all invincible
Instinct of life, which I abhor, as I
Despise myself, yet cannot overcome -
And so I live. [ Byron ]
Do proper homage to thine idol's eyes.
But not too humbly, or she will despise
Thee and thy suit though told in moving tropes;
Disguise even tenderness, if thou art wise. [ Byron ]
If you despise king Log, you shall fear king Crane. [ Proverb ]
Women should despise slander, and fear to provoke it. [ Mlle. de Scuderi ]
We may despise the world, but we cannot do without it. [ French Proverb ]
You despise a man for avarice; but you do not hate him. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Ay, do despise me, I'm the prouder for it; I like to be despised. [ Brickerstaff ]
None despise fame more heartily than those who have no possible claim to it. [ J. Petit-Senn ]
To govern men, you must either excel them in their accomplishments, or despise them. [ Beaconsfield ]
A little philosophy leads men to despise learning; a great deal leads them to esteem it. [ Chamfort ]
In adversity it is easy to despise life; he is truly brave who, can endure a wretched life. [ Martial ]
It is easy in adversity to despise death; real fortitude has he who can dare to be wretched. [ Seneca ]
How many things have we esteemed that we despise, and how many joys have resulted in afflictions!
Be happy if you can, but do not despise those who are otherwise, for you know not their troubles.
It is easy in adversity to despise death; he has real fortitude who dares to live and be wretched. [ Martial ]
Great is the power of habit: teaching us as it does to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain. [ Cicero ]
A small inkling of philosophy leads man to despise learning; much philosophy leads man to esteem it. [ Chamfort ]
The Golden Rule Of Three.
Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]
If we are long absent from our friends, we forget them; if we are constantly with them, we despise them. [ Hazlitt ]
The first degree of folly is to hold one's self wise, the second to profess it, the third to despise counsel. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Can there be any greater folly than the respect you pay to men collectively when you despise them individually? [ Cicero ]
People generally despise where they flatter, and cringe to those they would gladly overtop; so that truth and ceremoney are two things. [ Marcus Antonius ]
The love of fame is a passion natural and universal, which no man, however high or mean, however wise or ignorant, was yet able to despise. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Affect not to despise beauty, no one is freed from its dominion; but regard is not a pearl of price, it is fleeting as the bow in the clouds. [ Tupper ]
Those who despise fame seldom deserve it. We are apt to undervalue the purchase we cannot reach, to conceal our poverty the better. It is a spark which kindles upon the best fuel, and burns brightest in the bravest breast. [ Jeremy Collier ]
A spark is a molecule of matter, yet may it kindle the world; vast is the mighty ocean, but drops have made it vast. Despise not thou small things, either for evil or for good; for a look may work thy ruin, or a word create thy wealth. [ Tupper ]
It has been shrewdly said, that when men abuse us we should suspect ourselves, and when they praise us, them. It is a rare instance of virtue to despise censure which we do not deserve; and still more rare to despise praise which we do. [ Colton ]
Avarice often produces opposite effects; there is an infinite number of people who sacrifice all their property to doubtful and distant expectations; others despise great future advantages to obtain present interests of a trifling nature. [ Kochefoucauld ]
Every man stamps his value on himself. The price we challenge for ourselves is given us. There does not live on earth the man, be his station what it may, that I despise myself compared with him. Man is made great or little by his own will. [ Schiller ]
We ought, in humanity, no more to despise a man for the misfortunes of the mind than for those of the body, when they are such as he cannot help; were this thoroughly considered we should no more laugh at a man for having his brains cracked than for having his head broke. [ Pope ]
There are but three ways for a man to revenge himself of the censure of the world, - to despise it, to return the like, or to endeavor to live so as to avoid it; the first of these is usually pretended, the last is almost impossible, the universal practice is for the second. [ Swift ]
To act with commonsense, according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know; and the best philosophy, to do one's duties, take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot, bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it whatever it is, and despise affectation. [ Horace Walpole ]
How sacred, how beautiful, is the feeling of affection in pure and guileless bosoms! The proud may sneer at it, the fashionable may call it fable, the selfish and dissipated may affect to despise it; but the holy passion is surely of heaven, and is made evil by the corruptions of those whom it was sent to bless and to preserve. [ Mordaunt ]