65 Scorn Quotes On Success In Life

These scorn quotes will inspire you. Scorn, the feeling or belief that someone or something is worthless or despicable; contempt.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging scorn quotes, scorn sayings, and scorn proverbs.

Best Scorn Quotes

  1. “I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.” ~ Baruch Spinoza
  2. “Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.” ~ William Shakespeare
  3. “Don’t speak to fools, they scorn the wisdom of your words.” ~ Nas
  4. “Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

  5. “If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby ‘it.'” ~ T. S. Eliot
  6. “There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.” ~ Albert Camus
  7. “Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn’d.” ~ William Congreve , Woman scorn quotes
  8. “What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  9. “It is a rare and beautiful thing when we choose to offer love in situations when most people would choose to scorn or ignore.” ~ Lysa TerKeurst
  10. “You can’t reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.” ~ Mark Twain
  11. “The more people pointed at me in scorn the more stubborn I got and when they began calling me the Bad Girl of West Seattle High, I tried to live up to it.” ~ Frances Farmer
  12. “And real nobility (that of the heart) is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.” ~ Albert Camus

  13. “I completely scorn the falsifying, the sanctimonious, the cheap and the shoddy.” ~ Ralph Thomas Walker
  14. “Always scorn appearances and you always may.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. “The man who builds a factory, builds a temple.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  16. “A little scorn is alluring.” ~ William Congreve

  17. “Let me arise and open the gate,
    to breathe the wild warm air of the heath,
    And to let in Love, and to let out Hate,
    And anger at living and scorn of Fate,
    To let in Life, and to let out Death.” ~ Violet Fane
  18. “There is no scorn more profound, or on the whole more justifiable, than that of the men who make for the men who explain.” ~ G. H. Hardy
  19. “Those lovers scorn whom that love doth possess?
    Do they call virtue there ungratefulness?” ~ Philip Sidney
  20. “No matter how much we scorn it, kitsch is an integral part of the human condition.” ~ Milan Kundera

  21. “I appeal to Amherst men to reiterate the Amherst doctrine that the man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due not scorn and blame but reverence and praise.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  22. “Exposition, criticism, appreciation, is work for second-rate minds.” ~ G. H. Hardy
  23. “Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top.” ~ William Butler Yeats
  24. “A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  25. “The lack of money is the root of all evil.” ~ Mark Twain
  26. “I am obnoxious to each carping tongue who says my hand a needle better fits.” ~ Anne Bradstreet
  27. “Colombe Josse is the older Jesse daughter. Colombe Jesse is also a sort of tall blonde leek who dresses like a penniless Bohemian. If there is one thing I despise, it is the perverse affectation of rich people who go around dressing as if they were poor, in second-hand clothes, ill-fitting gray bonnets, socks full of holes, and flowered shirts under threadbare sweaters. Not only is it ugly, it is also insulting: nothing is more despicable than a rich man’s scorn for a poor man’s longing.” ~ Muriel Barbery
  28. “Not a season passes without new disclosures showing Nixon’s numerous attempts at criminal use of his presidential powers and in fact the scorn he held for the rule of law.” ~ Bob Woodward

  29. “Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands and an infinite scorn in our hearts.” ~ Benito Mussolini
  30. “Everywhere, everywhere, children are the scorned people of the earth.” ~ Toni Morrison
  31. “Contempt is not a thing to be despised. It may be borne with a calm and equal mind, but no man, by lifting his head high, can pretend that he does not perceive the scorns that are poured down on him from above.” ~ Edmund Burke
  32. “Show your contempt for the problem and your concern for the person.” ~ Jim Rohn

  33. “The God of Hell should be held in loathing, contempt and scorn. A God who threatens eternal pain should be hated, not loved – cursed, not worshiped. A heaven presided over by such a God must be below the lowest hell.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  34. “O God of earth and altar,
    Bow down and hear our cry,
    Our earthly rulers falter,
    Our people drift and die;
    The walls of gold entomb us,
    The swords of scorn divide,
    Take not thy thunder from us,
    But take away our pride.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  35. “Merz art strives for immediate expression by shortening the path from intuition to visual manifestation of the artwork… they will receive my new work als they always have when something new presents itself: with indignation and screams of scorn.” ~ Kurt Schwitters
  36. “There is little advantage in pleasing ourselves when we please no one else, for our great self-love is often chastised by the scorn of others.” ~ Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable

  37. “Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.” ~ Albert Einstein
  38. “We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.” ~ Vladimir Lenin
  39. “One man said, “I looked at my brother through the microscope of criticism, and I said, “How coarse my brother is.” Then I looked at my brother through the telescope of scorn, and I said, “How small my brother is.” Then I looked into the mirror of truth and I said, “How like me my brother is.”” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  40. “Age is deformed, youth unkind, We scorn their bodies, they our mind.” ~ Thomas Bastard

  41. “The revolutionary spirit is mighty convenient in this, that it frees one from all scruples as regards ideas. Its hard absolute optimism is repulsive to my mind by the menace of fanaticism and intolerance it contains. No doubt one should smile at these things; but, imperfect Esthete, I am no better Philosopher. All claim to special righteousness awakens in me that scorn and anger from which a philosophical mind should be free.” ~ Joseph Conrad , Philosophy scorn quotes
  42. “O friends, be men; so act that none may feel Ashamed to meet the eyes of other men. Think each one of this children and his wife, His home, his parents, living yet and dead. For them, the absent ones, I supplicate, And bid you rally here, and scorn to fly.” ~ Homer
  43. “Coal-black is better than another hue In that it scorns to bear another hue; For all the water in the ocean Can never turn the swan’s black legs to white, Although she lave them hourly in the flood.” ~ William Shakespeare
  44. “Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man.” ~ William Shakespeare

  45. “O that my tongue were in the thunder’s mouth! Then with passion would I shake the world, And rouse from sleep that fell anatomy Which cannot hear a lady’s feeble voice, Which scorns a modern invocation.” ~ William Shakespeare
  46. “Not he who scorns the Saviour’s yoke Should wear his cross upon the heart.” ~ Friedrich Schiller
  47. “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journeywork of the stars, And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren, And the tree toad is a chef-d’oeurve for the highest, And the running blackberry would adorn the parlors of heaven, And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery, And the cow crunching with depress’d head surpasses any statue, And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels!” ~ Walt Whitman
  48. “Of her scorn the maid repented, And the shepherd – of his love.” ~ Anna Letitia Barbauld

  49. “Peoples, be peoples and others will respect you. Be courtiers and others will scorn you and it will be well deserved.” ~ Louis-Joseph Papineau
  50. “(That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th’ abhorred shears And slits the thin-spun life.” ~ John Milton
  51. “I believe in pride of race and lineage and self: in pride of self so deep as to scorn injustice to other selves; in pride of lineage so great as to despise no man’s father; in pride of race so chivalrous as neither to offer bastardy to the weak nor beg wedlock of the strong, knowing that men may be brothers in Christ, even though they be not brothers-in-law.” ~ W. E. B. Du Bois
  52. “The question is not what man can scorn, or disparage, or find fault with, but what he can love, and value, and appreciate.” ~ John Ruskin

  53. “If you set your heart upon philosophy, you must straightway prepare yourself to be laughed at and mocked by many who will say Behold a philosopher arisen among us! or How came you by that brow of scorn? But do you cherish no scorn, but hold to those things which seem to you the best, as one set by God in that place. Remember too, that if you abide in those ways, those who first mocked you, the same shall afterwards reverence you; but if you yield to them, you will be laughed at twice as much as before.” ~ Epictetus
  54. “In a trader-dominated society, the scribe is usually kept out of the management of affairs, but it given a more or less free hand in the cultural field. By frustrating the scribe’s craving for commanding action, the trader draws upon himself the scribe’s wrath and scorn.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  55. “My loving people, we have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourself to armed multitudes for fear of treachery; but I assure you, I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people. I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a King of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any Prince of Europe should dare to invade the borders of my realm.” ~ Elizabeth I
  56. “To scorn philosophy is truly to philosophize.” ~ Blaise Pascal

  57. “How some dare scorn (as if a fabulous lie) that they should rise whom death to dust doth bind — and like to beasts, a beastly life they lead, who naught attend save death when they are dead.” ~ William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling
  58. “Unwind my riddle.Cruel as hawks the hours fly;Wounded men seldom come home to die;The hard waves see an arm flung high;Scorn hits strong because of a lie;Yet there exists a mystic tie.Unwind my riddle.” ~ Stephen Crane
  59. “In every community there are little knots of fantastic extremists who loudly proclaim that they are striving for righteousness, and who, in reality, do their feeble best for unrighteousness. Just as the upright politician should hold in peculiar scorn the man who makes the name of politician a reproach and a shame, so the genuine reformer should realize that the cause he champions is especially jeopardized by the mock reformer who does what he can to make reform a laughingstock among decent men.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  60. “We sincerely and earnestly believe in peace; but if peace and justice conflict, we scorn the man who would not stand for justice though the whole world came in arms against him.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

  61. “We love what we should scorn if we were wiser.” ~ Marie de France
  62. “This writer, who is horribly perspicacious and vigorous, demonstrates the certainty of a great European war, and regards it with the peculiar satisfaction excited by such things in a certain order of mind. His phrases about “dire calamity” and so on mean nothing; the whole tenor of his writing proves that he represents, and consciously, one of the forces which go to bring war about; his part in the business is a fluent irresponsibility, which casts scorn on all who reluct at the “inevitable.” Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event.” ~ George Gissing
  63. “We must be able to deal with ridicule and scorn, which it always seems that Buddhists receive. But we feel that it doesn’t matter. God’s laughing at us; God’s laughing at God. We can take a joke too. We’re pretty funny.” ~ Frederick Lenz

  64. “Though there is antipathy in the human heart to the gospel of Christ, yet when Christians make their good work shine, all admire them. It is when great disparity exists between profession and practice that we secure the scorn of mankind.” ~ David Livingstone
  65. “Courage, the highest gift, that scorns to bend To mean devices for a sordid end. Courage–an independent spark from Heaven’s bright throne, By which the soul stands raised, triumphant high, alone. Great in itself, not praises of the crowd, Above all vice, it stoops not to be proud. Courage, the mighty attribute of powers above, By which those great in war, are great in love. The spring of all brave acts is seated here, As falsehoods draw their sordid birth from fear.” ~ George Farquhar

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