The creator of the heavens obeys a carpenter; the God of eternal glory listens to a poor virgin. Has anyone ever witnessed anything comparable to this? Let the philosopher no longer disdain from listening to the common laborer; the wise, to the simple; the educated, to the illiterate; a child of a prince, to a peasant.— Anthony of Padua
Blissful Disdain quotations
Sometimes we esteem others more important than ourselves.
We always become the martyr. It is wonderful to be self-sacrificing, but watch out for self-disdain! If we don’t apply some of the medicine that we use on others to strengthen ourselves, our patients will be healed and we will be dying.
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?
Stride with a proud disdain through the swamp of human inadmissibility.
When Claude Debussy studied at the Paris Conservatory from age ten to age twenty-two, many considered him a rebel because of his treatment of dissonance and his disdain for the established forms. He reputedly turned to a fellow student during a performance of Beethoven with the words, "Let's go. He's starting to develop.
Let him who elevates himself above humanity .
. . say, if he pleases, "I will never compromise"; but let no one who is not above the frailties of our common nature disdain compromise.
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.
I've always found that word ["hipster"] is used with such disdain, like it's always used by chubby bloggers who aren't getting laid anymore and are bored, and they're just so mad at these young kids for going out and getting wasted and having fun and being fashionable.
To be a Christian is to be a theologian-a student of God and his will.
The contemporary disdain for theological content and emphasis on self-image and emotions were not shared by the apostolic church.
Intellectual men who quickly wolf down whatever nourishment is necessary for their bodies with a kind of disdain, may be very rational and have a noble intelligence, but they are not men of taste.
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.
A culture that just views a pig as a pile of protoplasmic inanimate structure, and can be manipulated by whatever creative design humans can foist upon that critter, will probably view individuals within its community and other cultures in the community of nations, with the same type of disdain and disrespect and controlling-type mentality.
I am troubled, immeasurably by your eyes.
I am struck by the feather of your soft reply. The sound of glass speaks quick, disdain and conceals what your eyes fight to explain.
To limit the press is to insult a nation;
to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves: such a prohibition ought to fill them with disdain.
Sexuality is the key to the problem of the psychoneuroses and of the neuroses in general. No one who disdains the key will ever be able to unlock the door.
Death is as unexpected in his caprice as a courtesan in her disdain;
but death is truer – Death has never forsaken any man
I pity bashful men, who feel the pain Of fancied scorn and undeserved disdain, And bear the marks upon a blushing face, OF needless shame, and self-impos'd disgrace.
You cannot take any people, of any color, and exempt them from the requirements of civilization - including work, behavioral standards, personal responsibility, and all the other basic things that the clever intelligentsia disdain - without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large.
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.
Disdain the chain, preserve your freedom;
and maintain your independency: be industrious and free; be frugal and free.
When all the people in the world love one another, then the strong will not overpower the weak, the many will not oppress the few, the wealthy will not mock the poor, the honored will not disdain the humble, and the cunning will not deceive the simple.
One should not be envious of someone who has prospered by unjust deeds.
Nor should he disdain someone who has fallen while adhering to the path of righteousness.
Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses;
do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup.
Some people serve with pride - because they 'want to' do and be their best;
other people serve with disdain because they 'have to' do their job. Which person do you think will end up running the show?
Eschew the ordinary, disdain the commonplace.
If you have a single-minded need for something, let it be the unusual, the esoteric, the bizarre, the unexpected.
No matter how much someone may irritate me, I have no right to puff myself up with my own self-importance so as to declare that person to be absolutely incompetent, assuming a posture of disdain from my own position of false superiority.
Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one.
Eschew the ordinary, disdain the commonplace
Nowhere but in France are people so strictly observant of great matters and so disdainfully indulgent about small ones.
If you shut yourself up disdainfully in your ivory tower and insist that you have your own conscience and are satisfied with its approval, it is because you know that everybody is criticizing you, condemning you, or laughing at you.
Do not disdain the commandment to love, for through it you become a son of God, and when you break it, you become a son of Gehenna.
Why do people who like to get up early look with disdain on those who like to lie in bed late? And why do people who like to work feel superior to those who prefer to dream?
A dogmatical spirit inclines a man to be censorious of his neighbors.
Every one of his opinions appears to him written, as it were, with sunbeams, and he grows angry that his neighbors do not see it in the same light. He is tempted to disdain his correspondents as men of low and dark understandings because they do not believe what he does.
Nothing is more painful to me than the disdain with which people treat second-rate authors, as if there were room only for the first-raters.
I suspect it's because Truman Democrats have been replaced by Gruber Democrats - self-styled elitists who feed lavishly at the public trough and think government should serve them, not the hoi polloi they disdain and deceive.