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Letter "C" » contemptible
«A wise government knows how to enforce with temper, or to conciliate with dignity, but a weak one is odious in the former, and contemptible in the latter»
«In politics nothing is contemptible.»
«An ignorant man is insignificant and contemptible; nobody cares for his company, and he can just be said to live, and that is all»
«For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against»
«A man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore»
«Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.»
«As the air to a bird or the sea to a fish, so is contempt to the contemptible.»
«A Whig is properly what is called a Trimmer - that is, a coward to both sides of the question, who dare not be a knave nor an honest man, but is a sort of whiffing, shuffling, cunning, silly, contemptible, unmeaning negation of the two.»
Author: William Hazlitt
«A full-dressed ecclesiastic is a sort of go-cart of divinity; an ethical automaton. A clerical prig is, in general, a very dangerous as well as contemptible character. The utmost that those who thus habitually confound their opinions and sentiments with the outside coverings of their bodies can aspire to, is a negative and neutral character, like wax-work figures, where the dress is done as much to the life as the man, and where both are respectable pieces of pasteboard, or harmless compositions of fleecy hosiery.»
Author: William Hazlitt
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«A little group of willful men reflecting no opinion but their own have rendered the great Government of the United States helpless and contemptible.»