Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
— Albert Camus

It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
Denis Diderot despicable quote

Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
— Joseph Joubert

I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.
— John D. Rockefeller

I make it a practice to avoid hating anyone. If someones been guilty of despicable actions, especially toward me, I try to forget him. I used to follow a practicesomewhat contrived, I admitto write the mans name on a piece of scrap paper, drop it into the lowest drawer of my desk, and say to myself: That finishes the incident, and so far as Im concerned, that fellow. The drawer became over the years a sort of private wastebasket for crumbled-up spite and discarded personalities.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower