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50 Disdained Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Disdained Sayings By Joseph Conrad: Captain MacWhirr had sailed over the surface of the oceans assome men go skimming over Captain MacWhirr had sailed over the surface of the oceans as
some men go skimming over the years of existence to sink gently into
a placid grave, ignorant of life to the last, without ever having been
made to see all it may contain of perfidy, of violence, and of terror.

There are on sea and land such men thus fortunate--or thus disdained by
destiny or by the sea. — Joseph Conrad
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Disdained Sayings By Agatha Christie: I disdained to argue, and entrenched my curiosity behind a rampart of pretended indifference. I disdained to argue, and entrenched my curiosity behind a rampart of pretended indifference. — Agatha Christie
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Disdained Sayings By Peter Saunders: The intelligentsia has disdained commerce throughout Western history. The intelligentsia has disdained commerce throughout Western history. — Peter Saunders
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Disdained Sayings By Vladimir Nabokov: I notice I may have somehow mixed up two events, my visit with Rita to I notice I may have somehow mixed up two events, my visit with Rita to Briceland on our way to Cantrip, and our passing through Briceland again on our way back to New York, but such suffusions of swimming colors are not to be disdained by the artist in recollection. — Vladimir Nabokov
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Disdained Sayings By Rudolf Arnheim: The arts are neglected because they are based on perception, and perception is disdained because The arts are neglected because they are based on perception, and perception is disdained because it is not assumed to involve thought. — Rudolf Arnheim
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Disdained Sayings By Walker Evans: I do note that photography, a despised medium to work in, is full of empty I do note that photography, a despised medium to work in, is full of empty phonies and worthless commercial people. That presents quite a challenge to the man who can take delight in being in a very difficult, disdained medium. — Walker Evans
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Disdained Sayings By Benoit Mandelbrot: The existence of these patterns [fractals] challenges us to study forms that Euclid leaves aside The existence of these patterns [fractals] challenges us to study forms that Euclid leaves aside as being formless, to investigate the morphology of the amorphous. Mathematicians have disdained this challenge, however, and have increasingly chosen to flee from nature by devising theories unrelated to anything we can see or feel. — Benoit Mandelbrot
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Disdained Sayings By James William McClendon Jr.: What did Jonathan Edwards mean in sending word to his wife that their union was What did Jonathan Edwards mean in sending word to his wife that their union was "uncommon"? Was it that? And how was a union that had issued in eleven offspring "spiritual"? Of one thing we may be sure: Jonathan Edwards was not using his last words carelessly. This "major artist and chief American philosopher" (Miller, 1949:225) had not yet discarded his palette. His message to her had - all his words had - an exact, uncoded meaning, Lockean in its empirical force, that is there for us to recover if we will attend. Our path is to discover if we can the substance of this "uncommon" and "spiritual" union that was at the same time unquestionably an erotic bond. Something greater than curiosity is at stake for us here. Jonathan Edwards is preeminently a theologian of the heart and of the affections; to discover the kind of love that was central between these two may provide an exact clue to his own theological ethics - a bonus not to be disdained. — James William McClendon Jr.
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Disdained Sayings By Sebastian Horsley: If I want to dislike women, I should be allowed to. As it happens, I If I want to dislike women, I should be allowed to. As it happens, I love them. Women to me are privately worshipped and publicly disdained. — Sebastian Horsley
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Disdained Sayings By Antoine De Saint-Exupery: Vain is the hope of finding pleasure in that which one has hitherto disdained; as Vain is the hope of finding pleasure in that which one has hitherto disdained; as when the warrior hopes to find pleasure in the joys of the sedentaries. — Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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Disdained Sayings By Carolyn Kizer: A poet, to whom no one cruel and imposing listens, / Disdained by senates, whispers A poet, to whom no one cruel and imposing listens, / Disdained by senates, whispers to your dust, — Carolyn Kizer
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Disdained Sayings By Daniel H. Pink: Today, the defining skills of the previous era - the "left brain" capabilities that powered Today, the defining skills of the previous era - the "left brain" capabilities that powered the Information Age - are necessary but no longer sufficient. And the capabilities we once disdained or thought frivolous - the "right-brain" qualities of inventiveness, empathy, joyfulness, and meaning - increasingly will determine who flourishes and who flounders. — Daniel H. Pink
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Disdained Sayings By Kenzaburo Oe: We naturally try to forget our personal tragedies, serious or trifling, as soon as possible We naturally try to forget our personal tragedies, serious or trifling, as soon as possible (even something as petty as being scorned or disdained by a stranger on a street corner). We try not to carry these things over to tomorrow. It is not strange, therefore, that the whole human race is trying to put Hiroshima, the extreme point of human tragedy, completely out of mind. — Kenzaburo Oe
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Disdained Sayings By Nancy Gibbs: As a candidate, Obama disdained the game of politics, a self-conscious contrast to all the As a candidate, Obama disdained the game of politics, a self-conscious contrast to all the tireless political athletes named Clinton. — Nancy Gibbs
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Disdained Sayings By Elyse M. Fitzpatrick: Here are just a few of the unnecessary burdens women are often made to bear. Here are just a few of the unnecessary burdens women are often made to bear. Single women are made to feel that they are "less than" other women; women who are gifted for a career are made to feel that college or a career is a waste of time and that these women are resisting "God's best" for them. Women whose interests, giftings, and opportunities do not fit the mold of post-industrial-revolution suburbia are disdained by other women who have been gifted with husbands, fruitful uteruses, and inclinations that better portray what has been elevated to the greatest expression of godliness for a woman: the stay-at-home mom. And stay-at-home moms are weighted with additional pressures: it's not enough to be home; they must also serve on every committee, live in a perfectly decorated (and always clean) house, and have perfectly behaved children. — Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
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Disdained Sayings By George Gordon Byron: I could not tame my nature down; for heMust serve who fain would sway -- I could not tame my nature down; for he
Must serve who fain would sway -- and soothe -- and sue --
And watch all time -- and pry into all place --
And be a living lie -- who would become
A mighty thing amongst the mean, and such
The mass are; I disdained to mingle with
A herd, though to be leader -- and of wolves.
The lion is alone, and so am I. — George Gordon Byron
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Disdained Sayings By James Forten: Our country asserts for itself the glory of being the freest upon the surface of Our country asserts for itself the glory of being the freest upon the surface of the globe ... but one dark spot still dimmed its lustre. Domestic slavery existed among a people who had themselves disdained to submit to a master. — James Forten
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Disdained Sayings By John Milton: Lifted up so high I disdained subjection, and thought one step higher would set me Lifted up so high I disdained subjection, and thought one step higher would set me highest. — John Milton
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Disdained Sayings By Percy Bysshe Shelley: One word is too often profaned For me to profane it, One feeling too falsely One word is too often profaned For me to profane it, One feeling too falsely disdained For thee to disdain it. — Percy Bysshe Shelley
Disdained Sayings By Gilbert Frankau: Yea ! by your works are ye justifiedtoil unrelieved ;Manifold labours, co-ordinate each to the Yea ! by your works are ye justified
toil unrelieved ;
Manifold labours, co-ordinate each to the sending achieved ;
Discipline, not of the feet but the soul, unremitting, unfeigned ;
Tortures unholy by flame and by maiming, known, faced, and disdained ;
Courage that suns
Only foolhardiness ; even by these, are ye worthy of your guns. — Gilbert Frankau
Disdained Sayings By Doris Kearns Goodwin: It soon became clear, however, that Abraham Lincoln would emerge the undisputed captain of this It soon became clear, however, that Abraham Lincoln would emerge the undisputed captain of this most unusual cabinet, truly a team of rivals. The powerful competitors who had originally disdained Lincoln became colleagues who helped him steer the country through its darkest days. Seward — Doris Kearns Goodwin
Disdained Sayings By Thomas Sowell: Not only is patriotism disdained, the very basis for pride in one's country and culture Not only is patriotism disdained, the very basis for pride in one's country and culture is systematically undermined in our educational institutions at all levels. The achievements of western civilization are buried in histories that portray every human sin found here as if they were peculiarities of the west. — Thomas Sowell
Disdained Sayings By Sergei Lukyanenko: Because love is also a power. A great power, and it should not be disdained. Because love is also a power. A great power, and it should not be disdained. — Sergei Lukyanenko
Disdained Sayings By Stephen R. Lawhead: J. R. R. Tolkien, undisputedly a most fluent speaker of this language, was criticized in J. R. R. Tolkien, undisputedly a most fluent speaker of this language, was criticized in his day for indulging his juvenile whim of writing fantasy, which was then considered - as it still is in many quarters - an inferior form of literature and disdained as mere "escapism." "Of course it is escapist," he cried. "That is its glory! When a soldier is a prisoner of war it is his duty to escape - and take as many with him as he can." He went on to explain, "The moneylenders, the knownothings, the authoritarians have us all in prison; if we value the freedom of the mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as possible. — Stephen R. Lawhead
Disdained Sayings By Thomas C. Oden: After some pondering, I made a decision that would affect all of my future work After some pondering, I made a decision that would affect all of my future work and writing in more ways than I could ever have anticipated. It was a decision between seminary and college teaching. More so it was a decision between two very different cultures of New England and the Southwest. I chose seminary teaching in Texas, which was a decision some of my colleague on the East Coast thought was foolish. From then on, as long as I was in the Southwest, I would feel the sting of the silent condescension and stereo typing by Eastern elites who disdained southwestern American culture. Many viewed as inconsequential everything that happened west of the Hudson River. What they disparaged was exactly what I loved, the easy going, unpretentious, common culture of my native landscape in Oklahoma and Texas. — Thomas C. Oden
Disdained Sayings By Stephen King: It was as if the body disdained memory ... or refused the responsibility of it. It was as if the body disdained memory ... or refused the responsibility of it. — Stephen King
Disdained Sayings By Dorothy Allison: And of course these days I feel like there is a nation of us - And of course these days I feel like there is a nation of us - displaced southerners and children of the working class. We listen to Steve Earle, Mary J. Blige, and k.d. lang. We devour paperback novels and tell evil mean stories, value stubbornness above patience and a sense of humor more than a college education. We claim our heritage with a full appreciation of how often it has been disdained.
And let me promise you, you do not want to make us angry. — Dorothy Allison
Disdained Sayings By David Brooks: The main job of radicals in the Noam Chomsky or G. Gordon Liddy mode is The main job of radicals in the Noam Chomsky or G. Gordon Liddy mode is to go around from one scruffy lecture hall to another reminding audiences while they may be disdained or ignored by the mainstream culture, they are actually right about everything. — David Brooks
Disdained Sayings By Charles Bukowski: Everything was a trap: women, drugs, whiskey, wine, scotch, beer - even beer - cigars, Everything was a trap: women, drugs, whiskey, wine, scotch, beer - even beer - cigars, and cigarettes. Traps: Work or no work. Traps: Artistry or no artistry; everything sucked you into some spiderweb. I disdained the use of the needle for the same reason that I disdained some so-called beautiful women - the price was far beyond the measure of the worth. I didn't want to hustle that hard. — Charles Bukowski
Disdained Sayings By Edgar Allan Poe: These repeated insults were not to be endured by an imperious nobility. Such invitations became These repeated insults were not to be endured by an imperious nobility. Such invitations became less cordial - less frequent - in time they ceased altogether. The widow of the unfortunate Count Berlifitzing was even heard to express a hope "that the Baron might be at home when he did not wish to be at home, since he disdained the company of his equals; and ride when he did not wish to ride, since he preferred the society of a horse." This to be sure was a very silly explosion of hereditary pique; and merely proved how singularly unmeaning our sayings are apt to become, when we desire to be unusually energetic. — Edgar Allan Poe
Disdained Sayings By Meredith Duran: And he wondered, suddenly, what sort of divide it created between them, that he knew And he wondered, suddenly, what sort of divide it created between them, that he knew pieces of her that she had never shared with him - facts and stories and moments and memories to which she had no idea he was privy. He had collected them for so long, denying to himself that this acquisition was anything more than casual amusement, when in fact it was zealous, and jelaous besides; diwowning as accidental the fact that he never forgot a single remark she made, or that others made about her, and that he approved of these other people, or disdained them, according to their treatment of her. Such a lopsided intimacy existed between him and her. Inevitably, it created a chasm whose depth neither of them could know until they tried to chart it. Would this chasm prove impossible to bridge? — Meredith Duran
Disdained Sayings By Percy Bysshe Shelley: See the mountains kiss high HeavenAnd the waves clasp one another;No sister-flower would be forgivenIf See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea -
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me? — Percy Bysshe Shelley
Disdained Sayings By Carolina DeBartolo: A plain circular bullet is widely disdained for its banality. A plain circular bullet is widely disdained for its banality. — Carolina DeBartolo
Disdained Sayings By William Joyce: I would gladly say 'Heil Hitler!' and at once part company with him, realizing what I would gladly say 'Heil Hitler!' and at once part company with him, realizing what a pitiable insult it is to such a great man to try to flatter him with such an imitation which he has always disdained. His way is for Germany, ours is for Britain; let us tread our paths with mutual respect, which is rarely increased by borrowing. — William Joyce
Disdained Sayings By Motsi Mabuse: When everybody in the world loves one another, then the weak will not be overpowered When everybody in the world loves one another, then the weak will not be overpowered by the strong, the few will not be oppressed by the many, the poor will not be mocked by the wealthy, the humble will not be disdained by the honoured, and the simple will not be deceived by the cunning. — Motsi Mabuse
Disdained Sayings By Daniel H. Pink: The R-Directed aptitudes so often disdained and dismissed - artistry, empathy, taking the long view, The R-Directed aptitudes so often disdained and dismissed - artistry, empathy, taking the long view, pursuing the transcendent - will increasingly determine who soars and who stumbles. It's a dizzying - but ultimately inspiring - change. — Daniel H. Pink
Disdained Sayings By Jean C.J. D'Elbee: I have often thought, during these conferences, about the comment that Maurice Maignan, one of I have often thought, during these conferences, about the comment that Maurice Maignan, one of the first companions of Ozanam, made after a retreat: "One thought strikes me. All the means of sanctification which the preacher proposes and develops require a strong soul...I will not profit from exercises designed for strong souls. O my God, show me the exercises designed for feeble souls. Would the saints have forgotten or disdained them? Yet even if the saints did not think of these poor souls, who are nevertheless most numerous, You, Lord, my mercy, have not abandoned them. You Yourself, Good Master, have burdened Yourself with them. I know that better than anyone. I am one of those souls, and I bless You for having revealed to the weak and the little ones what You do not always accord to the valiant and the strong. — Jean C.J. D'Elbee
Disdained Sayings By Adrien-Marie Legendre: It is a matter for considerable regret that Fermat, who cultivated the theory of numbers It is a matter for considerable regret that Fermat, who cultivated the theory of numbers with so much success, did not leave us with the proofs of the theorems he discovered. In truth, Messrs Euler and Lagrange, who have not disdained this kind of research, have proved most of these theorems, and have even substituted extensive theories for the isolated propositions of Fermat. But there are several proofs which have resisted their efforts. — Adrien-Marie Legendre
Disdained Sayings By James Fenton: Free verse seemed democratic because it offered freedom of access to writers. And those who Free verse seemed democratic because it offered freedom of access to writers. And those who disdained free verse would always be open to accusations of elitism, mandarinism. Open form was like common ground on which all might graze their cattle - it was not to be closed in by usurping landlords. — James Fenton
Disdained Sayings By Rudy Rucker: But Onar turned out to be a poor lover, certainly the worst of Yoke'sfew partners But Onar turned out to be a poor lover, certainly the worst of Yoke's
few partners thus far. Onar stinted on the foreplay, made a long messy
fuss of his prophylactic preparations, and was up for at most sixty
seconds of actual coitus. As a final turn-off, Onar said something British
when he came, something like "Cor blimey," or "Top drawer," or "Bit of
all right" - Yoke's outraged brain disdained to retain the phrase. — Rudy Rucker
Disdained Sayings By Anthony Marra: To say he felt guilty would ascribe to him ethical borders that were lines on To say he felt guilty would ascribe to him ethical borders that were lines on a map of a country that no longer existed. At least, that's what he told himself. Better to deny the existence of objective morality than to live in its shadow. Better to tell yourself that the world of right and wrong is not the world you belong to. In the bathroom mirror he saw the face of a man his seventeen-year-old self would have disdained with the vanity of someone yet unaware of the many means the world has to break him. — Anthony Marra
Disdained Sayings By Alain De Botton: A thought provoking number of the world's most intelligent people have disdained any interest in A thought provoking number of the world's most intelligent people have disdained any interest in decoration and design, equating contentment with discarnate and invisible matters instead. — Alain De Botton
Disdained Sayings By James Gould Cozzens: Mr. Lecky could see well enough to eat. He brought his chair over and sat Mr. Lecky could see well enough to eat. He brought his chair over and sat down gratefully while he consumed, but with appetite now, the ham and biscuits which he had disdained in the morning. Even the fact that he was using to cut his ham the knife which had cut a human throat did not disturb him. He had taken care to see that the blade was wiped clean. — James Gould Cozzens
Disdained Sayings By Matthew Gregory Lewis: You are the destroyer of my Soul; You are my Murderer, and on you fall You are the destroyer of my Soul; You are my Murderer, and on you fall the curse of my death and my unborn Infant's! Insolent in your yet-unshaken virtue, you disdained the prayers of a Penitent; But — Matthew Gregory Lewis
Disdained Sayings By Michael Axworthy: We have made enquiries about the rules of the inhabitants of the Roman empire and We have made enquiries about the rules of the inhabitants of the Roman empire and the Indian states. . . . We have never rejected anybody because of their different religion or origin. We have not jealously kept away from them what we affirm. And at the same time we have not disdained to learn what they stand for. For it is a fact that to have knowledge of the truth and of sciences and to study them is the highest thing with which a king can adorn himself. And the most disgraceful thing for kings is to disdain learning and be ashamed of exploring the sciences. He who does not learn is not wise. - Khosraw I Anushirvan (according to the Byzantine historian Agathias) — Michael Axworthy
Disdained Sayings By Robin Hobb: They regarded our passage not at all, and by the afternoon I felt no more They regarded our passage not at all, and by the afternoon I felt no more significant than an ant. I had never thought to be disdained by a tree. — Robin Hobb
Disdained Sayings By Nicolas Gomez Davila: The reactionary's objection is not discussed; it is disdained. The reactionary's objection is not discussed; it is disdained. — Nicolas Gomez Davila
Disdained Sayings By John Angell James: Every family has in fact a sacred character belonging to it, which may indeed be Every family has in fact a sacred character belonging to it, which may indeed be forgotten or disdained; but the family is constituted, and ought therefore to be conducted, with the prospect of the rising generation following that which precedes it, not only to the grave, but to eternity"(Christopher Anderson). Every member of every household is an immortal creature; every one that leaves the circle by death, goes into an eternity of torment or bliss. And, since all the ordinances of God look to another world as their chief and ultimate reference, surely, surely, that institute which is the most powerful of all in the formation of character, must be considered as set up with a special intention to prepare the subjects of it for "glory, honour, immortality, and eternal life. — John Angell James
Disdained Sayings By Joseph Campbell: Because I have called and you refused, 24 I have stretched out my hand and Because I have called and you refused, 24 I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, Because you disdained all my counsel, 25 And would have none of my rebuke, I also will laugh at your calamity; 26 I will mock when your terror comes, When your terror comes like a storm, 27 And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. Proverbs 1:23-27 — Joseph Campbell
Disdained Sayings By Patrick Nielsen Hayden: There's a latter-day notion that artsy hippie types in the 1960s disdained the space program. There's a latter-day notion that artsy hippie types in the 1960s disdained the space program. Not in my experience they didn't. We watched, transfixed with reverence, not even making rude remarks about President Nixon during his phone call to the astronauts. — Patrick Nielsen Hayden