I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loath and despise the groups they identify or belong to.
I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected.
My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally.
I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
A wise traveler never despises his own country.
There is a story of an Oxford student who once remarked, "I despise all Americans, but have never met one I didn't like."
With the single exception of Homer, there is no eminent writer, not even Sir Walter Scott, whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare when I measure my mind against his. . . . It would positively be a relief to me to dig him up and throw stones at him.
I see myself capable of arrogance and brutality... That's a fierce thing, to discover within yourself that which you despise the most in others.
Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.
Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise - bureaucrats.
I'm a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.
Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.
They don't ask much of you. They only want you to hate the things you love and to love the things you despise.
Southern white people despise the Negro as a race, and will do nothing to aid in his elevation as such; but for certain individuals they have a strong affection, and are helpful to them in many ways.
If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen, even though they may despise me.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue.
But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes.
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.
I despise the Lottery. There's less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.
If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper - and despise it.
The poor despise labor when performed by slaves.
You have discovered so much kindness and good will to those you thought were oppressed, and had no helper, that I am sure you will not despise what I have wrote, if you judge it will be of any service to them.
For generations, even many otherwise decent white Southerners learned to despise black people.
I think the motion picture industry is a stupid business and I despise acting the scenes in short snatches, one at a time. I hate this film work. I am disgusted with myself. On the stage I could never play a part unless I felt it with all my heart and soul.
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