30 Inspirational Contempt Quotes to help you to feel worthy

Contempt makes a person feel worthless. If you are going through this situation, then the below given motivational contempt quotes will be helpful for you.

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FAQs for Contempt

What is the definition of contempt?

Find here the definition of contempt according to various dictionary websites. According to Merriam Webster, the act of despising or the state of mind of one who despises is a lack of respect or reverence for something. According to the Cambridge dictionary, contempt is a strong feeling of disliking and having no respect for someone or something.

What is contempt?

When someone does something bad to you or tries to humiliate you, or you feel worthless due to some reason, you feel bad. We call this contempt.

What is contempt in a relationship?

If you are in a relationship, then you have to give the same respect and priority to your partner as you give yourself. Contempt in a relationship is when you disregard your partner’s feelings and treat them as someone who doesn’t deserve consideration. Apart from this, if you make fun of him/her, take sarcasm, then you are insulting your partner. You have to consider them as worthy as you think yourself.

What are synonyms of contempt?

There are various synonyms of contempt, such as antipathy, condescension, defiance, derision, disdain, disregard, disrespect, distaste, hatred, malice, mockery, neglect, ridicule, scorn, audacity, aversion, contumely, despisal, despite, disesteem, indignity, recalcitrance, repugnance, and slight.

What are Antonyms of contempt?

There are various antonyms of contempt. Such as approval, esteem, flattery, friendliness, honor, liking, love, loving, obedience, praise, regard, respect, sympathy, care, compliment, admiration, affection, approbation, endorsement, and sanction.

Inspirational Contempt Quotes

  1. “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” ― Cesar Chavez
  2. “The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.” ― H. L. Mencken
  3. “Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.” ― Bertrand Russell
  4. “No man who worships education has got the best out of education… Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.” ― Gilbert K. Chesterton
  5. “Contempt is the kryptonite of a good relationship.” ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen
  6. “Fear is contempt, whether the fearful know it or don’t.” ― Adam Levin
  7. “Arrogant men with knowledge make more noise from their mouth than making a sense from their mind.” ― Amit Kalantri
  8. “The highest indifference is when indeed you ignore you are ignoring someone.” ― Luigina Sgarro
  9. “Familiarity breeds sentiment before contempt.” ― Amanda Craig
  10. “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” ― Edmund Burke
  11. “A man’s admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville

Feeling Contempt Quotes

  1. “In order to feel contempt, you generally need to cherish some kind of feelings.” ― Ryszard Kapuscinski
  2. “To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.” ― Albert Einstein
  3. “If someone can enjoy marching to music in rank and file, I can feel only contempt for him; he has received his large brain by mistake, a spinal cord would have been enough.” ― Albert Einstein
  4. “What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration and my contempt, of others.” ― Joseph Priestley
  5. “Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one’s own despised and unwanted feelings.” ― Alice Miller
  6. “One of the strengths I derive from my class background is that I am accustomed to contempt.” ― Dorothy Allison
  7. “There is a common emotion we all recognize and have not yet named—the happy anticipation of being able to feel contempt.” ― Thomas Harris
  8. “Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one’s own despised and unwanted feelings.” ― Alice Miller
  9. “It’s very difficult to feel contempt for others when you see yourself in the mirror.” ― Harold Pinter

Famous Contempt Quotes

  1. “Familiarity breeds contempt – and children.” ― Mark Twain
  2. “Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man.” ― Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
  3. “Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. “True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.” ― Thomas Carlyle
  5. “Compassion is contempt with a human face.” ― John McCarthy
  6. “If any man despises me, that is his problem. My only concern is not doing or saying anything deserving of contempt.” ― Marcus Aurelius
  7. “Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life…” ― Elizabeth Goudge

Criminal Contempt Quotes

  1. “Terrorism is contempt for human dignity.” ― Kjell Magne Bondevik
  2. “Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.” ― Minna Antrim
  3. “To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.” ― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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