quote by Louis D. Brandeis

Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.

— Louis D. Brandeis

Most Powerful Breeds Contempt quotations

Familiarity breeds contempt, while rarity wins admiration.

Breeds contempt quote Negativity breeds negativity. The wise focus on the positive in every situation.
Negativity breeds negativity. The wise focus on the positive in every situation.

Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance.

Breeds contempt quote Success breeds arrogance, and arrogance breeds failure.
Success breeds arrogance, and arrogance breeds failure.
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Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Crime is contagious....if the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law.

Breeds contempt quote Wealth breeds a class of people for whom human beings are disposable commodities
Wealth breeds a class of people for whom human beings are disposable commodities. Once oligarchs achieve unchecked economic and political power, as they have in the United States, the citizens too become disposable.

Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.

Familiarity with nature never breeds contempt.

The more one learns, the more one expects surprises, and the more one becomes aware of the inscrutable.

There is a mortal breed most full of futility.

In contempt of what is at hand, they strain into the future, hunting impossibilities on the wings of ineffectual hopes.

Breeds contempt quote The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. When
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.

There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.

Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.

Breeds contempt quote We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average sta
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.

Familiarity breeds contempt, but without a little familiarity it's impossible to breed anything.

Distance makes the heart grow fonder.

Familiarity breeds contempt only when it breeds inattention.

But he who knows what insanity is, is sane;

whereas insanity can no more be sensible of its own existence, than blindness can see itself.

In politics, familiarity doesn't breed contempt. It breeds votes.

Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.

My philosophy is familiarity breeds contempt.

Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse.

Familiarity doesn't breed contempt, it is contempt.

Familiarity seems to breed contempt

If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for law;

it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means 'to declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal' would bring terrible retribution.

Familiarity may breed contempt in some areas of human behavior, but in the field of social ideas it is the touchstone of acceptability.

'Free' is more of that 'familiarity breeds contempt' kind of thing.

It's about saying 'Wait, I'm longing for something more than I have and I don't know what it is that I want, but I know I want it.' It has nothing to do with what I'm going through, personally.

Success can breed contempt, and a casual attitude toward danger.

The raillery which is consistent with good-breeding is a gentle animadversion of some foible, which, while it raises the laugh in the rest of the company, doth not put the person rallied out of countenance, or expose him to shame or contempt. On the contrary, the jest should be so delicate that the object of it should be capable of joining in the mirth it occasions.

I guess like any friendship, marriage, or whatever it is familiarity breeds more contempt, and more love. They're just more settled with each other now.

In such a world as ours the idle man is not so much a biped as a bivalve;

and the wealth which breeds idleness, of which the English peerage is an example, and of which we are beginning to abound in specimens in this country, is only a sort of human oyster bed, where heirs and heiresses are planted, to spend a contemptible life of slothfulness in growing plump and succulent for the grave-worms' banquet.

Love is a fleeting emotion, to reach true nirvana one must know themselves and forsake love, for it breeds contempt

Where nature is concerned, familiarity breeds love and knowledge, not contempt.

Familiarity breeds contempt. By bringing them in close, they realize that you’re just as human as they are. That’s when the madness sets in. They can’t understand why you have more than they do when you’re just a regular human being the same as them. Then they hate you for it. (Leta)