Abraham Cowley
Abraham Cowley

Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.

Abraham Maslow
Abraham Maslow

If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up.

Adam Savage
Adam Savage

I like to work fast. I despise not having the right tool or, worse, knowing I have it but not being able to find it. It's a pointless delay that wrecks my pace - and mood.

Alan Dershowitz
Alan Dershowitz

Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent.

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin

I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible.

Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley

The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell.

Alejandro Jodorowsky
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I believe in mysticism, with an interior goal, and you are your own temple and your own priest. I don't believe anymore in religions, because you see today there are religious wars, prejudice, false morals, and the woman is despised. Religion is too old now; it's from another century, it's not for today.

Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis de Tocqueville

Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.

Alice Miller
Alice Miller

Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings.

Alison Bechdel
Alison Bechdel

Nancy Drew was always changing her outfits. I despised girls' clothing, I couldn't wait to get home from school and get out of it. The last thing I wanted to read was minute descriptions of Nancy's frocks.