Top 100 Despise Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Despise Quotes from famous people such as Alexis de Tocqueville, Andi Dorfman, Noam Chomsky, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Star Jones, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Those that despise people will never get the best out o

Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I have always been into fitness but never into running, in fact, I used to despise it. I’d look at people that ran and think they were crazy.
Andi Dorfman
If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.
Noam Chomsky
I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
No, I don’t want to exercise all the time. I still despise it, not at all.
Star Jones
I despise – I hate – I’m terrified of karaoke, and I wish I wasn’t because everybody I know who’s awesome loves it.
Ben Feldman
Only the elites despise earning money.
Newt Gingrich
An Indian respects a brave man, but he despises a coward.
Chief Joseph
I have never been afraid of making patriots; but I disdain and despise all their efforts.
Robert Walpole
I don’t really have anything against the French except that, as an American, I’ve been bred to despise them with the same zeal as soccer and Renny Harlin films.
John Ridley
I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.
David Mallet
Why is our own participation in scapegoating so difficult to perceive and the participation of others so easy? To us, our fears and prejudices never appear as such because they determine our vision of people we despise, we fear, and against whom we discriminate.
Rene Girard
Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise – bureaucrats.
Alvin Toffler
I haven’t the energy to despise anyone.
Sandi Toksvig
Lead by example. Be better than those you despise.
Varg Vikernes
Nothing prevents us from being and remaining the exponents of a united humanity, when we have a country of our own. To fulfill this mission we do not have to remain literally planted among the nations who hate and despise us.
Theodor Herzl
I despise wasting a meal.
Gabe Kapler
I feel like I kind of go with the flow. The biggest source of pressure is most definitely from myself because my opinion changes every second. One day I’m literally obsessed with all my songs, and the next I despise every one of them and want to throw them all out!
Tate McRae
I’ve taken a lot of crap. That’s just the way life is. There are going to be writers who like you and writers who despise you.
John Rzeznik
I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible.
Alec Baldwin
When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
Xun Kuang
I despise research. I think it’s a crutch.
Howard Schultz
I despise people who revel in the ignorance of not being able to play their instrument.
Robert Smith
The Liberal Party has finally shown its true colours. I’m talking about the real Liberal Party: the tax-hiking, rule-breaking, perk-loving, deficit-spending, debt-mounting, virtue-signalling Liberals Canadians have come to know and despise.
Andrew Scheer
To despise no opportunity of usefulness is a leading rule with those who are wise to win souls.
Charles Spurgeon
I’m 100 million percent not homophobic. I despise that label being attached to me.
James Arthur
The sort of man you will make of yourself, how you will be regarded by the world, whether people will admire and respect or despise you, whether you win the approval or the condemnation of your Maker – all this is in your own hands.
Orison Swett Marden
Being a monarchist, and fawning over those ‘above’ you, you must naturally despise those ‘below’ or on the same socioeconomic level as yourself, because that is how hierarchy worship works.
Julie Burchill
Selective Biblical quotation is a favorite of leftists who interpret the Bible the same way they do the Constitution: as a Chinese menu designed to allow picking and choosing. That’s because when many Democrats take the Bible as a whole, they realize how much they despise it.
Ben Shapiro
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.
Adam Savage
What I’m interested in doing now is to go and give voices that are not being heard a platform and to sort of bring people into people’s homes that you think you may hate or despise.
Ryan Murphy
The First Amendment's protections have always put a gre

The First Amendment’s protections have always put a great deal of responsibility in our hands: not only to respect the power of our own speech, but also to respect that same power in the hands of people we despise.
Jon Lovett
I despise places where you have to have an assigned seat. Makes me feel like I’m at the airport.
Janet Fitch
Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.
Michel de Montaigne
Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
Mao Zedong
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.
Aleister Crowley
Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.
Publilius Syrus
Intellectually the French are wonderfully open, in a way the British just don’t begin to be. You can question ideas in France, endlessly. In Britain, two things happen when you do that. Either you’re branded an intellectual, which is fundamentally mistrusted, or you’re branded a phony and pretentious, which people despise.
Monty Don
Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives his weaknesses and faults, so a German will not despise the old Germany which was once a symbol of greatness to him.
Gustav Stresemann
The French press can be very harsh, and the one thing they can’t bear is multi-tasking. They despise it to the highest degree, so from the age of five I’ve been taught that if I did two things at the same time, it meant I didn’t know how to do one. It’s an obsession that they have.
Lou Doillon
Part of me would like for not all the Kentucky, Carolina, and Connecticut fans to despise me, but another part of me realizes that’s not important.
Christian Laettner
I despise pregnancy.
Sara Evans
Generally, I tend to despise human behavior rather than human creatures.
Sidney Poitier
The Great Seal has got it all – everything liberals despise is there, front and center.
Mike Gallagher
All strange and terrible events are welcome, but comforts we despise.
I’m a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.
Hedy Lamarr
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.
Abraham Maslow
Despite the obvious benefits, many Americans do not like Texas. Some even say they despise Texas, and make no secret of their feelings.
Ian Frazier
Allah says in the Qur’an not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. It’s who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque – and I’m a basketball player with money and prestige – if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. He’s better than me. It’s about knowledge.
Hakeem Olajuwon
You have discovered so much kindness and good will to those you thought were oppressed, and had no helper, that I am sure you will not despise what I have wrote, if you judge it will be of any service to them.
Jupiter Hammon
I don’t really despise anyone.
Sheila Hancock
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Marcus Aurelius
The anchovy which is found in the sea at Athens, men despise on account of its abundance and say that it is a poor man’s fish; but in other cities, they prize it above everything, even where it is far inferior to the Attic anchovy.
Let no man despise the oracles of books! A book is a dead man, a sort of mummy, embowelled and embalmed, but that once had flesh and motion and a boundless variety of determinations and actions.
William Godwin
I know the responsibility that entails from telling a story. The one thing I despise the most is when I go to a movie and I see a whole bunch of lazy actors making me waste my time and money.
Zoe Saldana
I despise writing in general, but yeah, I love writing the stuff that I direct.
Max Winkler
In politics, the people I most despise are those who have no values.
Diane Abbott
The people who despise America are the editors of the ‘New Statesman.’ Their green-card applications must have been turned down.
P. J. O’Rourke
I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.
John Maynard Keynes
O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.
William Penn
Every quality I despise in George Bush is a quality I despise in myself. He is my worst self realized.
David Shields
The north of Sweden is very socialist and poor. They feel left out and despise Stockholm in many ways because Stockholm has become new liberals and much more Americanized.
Joel Kinnaman
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
William Hazlitt
Don’t despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof.
Martin H. Fischer
O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.
William Penn
Truthfully, I despise hotels. I’ve had such better experiences staying at people’s houses and guesthouses; it’s so much more comfortable and homey.
Rob Machado
I’ve given up trying to reason with people who despise me.
Nish Kumar
I despise women wearing too much makeup. It hides their actual beauty.
Sushant Singh Rajput
But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience’ sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes.
James Otis
I despise the phony, fancy-pants rhetoric of professors aping jargon-filled European locutions – which have blighted academic film criticism for over 30 years.
Camille Paglia
I really don’t despise anyone. But there is a list of a half dozen people I would prefer never to hear from or see again.
Graydon Carter
Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.
Mary Wollstonecraft
I still love my dad and appreciate what he’s done for me, but I despise some of the things he has done to the family and certainly to my mum.
Dwight Yorke
No men who really think deeply about women retain a high opinion of them; men either despise women or they have never thought seriously about them.
Otto Weininger
I despise formal restaurants. I find all of that formality to be very base and vile. I would much rather eat potato chips on the sidewalk.
Werner Herzog
The simple fact is that Donald is fundamentally incapable of acknowledging the suffering of others. Telling the stories of those we’ve lost would bore him. Acknowledging the victims of COVID-19 would be to associate himself with their weakness, a trait his father taught him to despise.
Mary L. Trump
All Patriot fans despise Goodell.
Dave Portnoy
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
James Baldwin
I’m very much a person that believes that there’s something that was introduced into Kenya and Africa as we know it that has made us despise our bodies.
Wangechi Mutu
Just as some Republicans despise John McCain for calling out Donald Trump, some Democrats could never accept him unless he became one of us. And he wasn’t: he voted with the NRA; supported the Iraq War; elevated Sarah Palin.
Tom Malinowski
There are many Muslims of good will and despise this extremism as much as anyone of any other faith.
Mike Pompeo
For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.
Annie Besant
Southern white people despise the Negro as a race, and will do nothing to aid in his elevation as such; but for certain individuals they have a strong affection, and are helpful to them in many ways.
James Weldon Johnson
Do not despise the fish because they are absolutely unable to speak or to reason, but fear lest you may be even more unreasonable than they by resisting the command of the Creator. Listen to the fish, who through their actions all but utter this word: ‘We set out on this long journey for the perpetuation of our species.’
Saint Basil
As a professional, you’re taught from a young age to despise losing. But I began to accept that, in football, you will win some games, and you will lose some games, with draws here and there, too. That’s just the nature of the game.
Craig Bellamy
John Cena and Roman Reigns get insane reactions where half the crowd loves them and half the crowd despises them. When you’re in the ring waiting for your opponent, whether it’s John or Roman, you get hit by this crazy noise.
Kevin Owens
I despise the Lottery. There’s less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.
Brian May
Texting is a fundamentally sneaky form of communication, which we should despise, but it is such a boon we don’t care. We are all sneaks now.
Lynne Truss
When you play on a team, you learn that there will always be five guys you like, a bunch of guys who are OK, and five you despise. The trick to getting along in any system is not to worry about the five you despise.
D. B. Sweeney
I began to despise Lenin, even when I was in the first grade, not so much because of his political philosophy or practice… but because of his omnipresent images.
Joseph Brodsky
He will have true glory who despises it.
I just can’t feel lukewarm about a character. I either despise her, admire her, or don’t understand her and want to understand her.
Vera Farmiga
I don’t know any other way to live but to wake up every day armed with my convictions, not yielding them to the threat of danger and to the power and force of people who might despise me.
Wole Soyinka
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it ma

Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
Blaise Pascal
Recipe writers hate to write about heat. They despise it. Because there aren’t proper words for communicating what should be done with it.
Alton Brown
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Khalil Gibran
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
George Santayana
Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I could go on a long rant about how much I despise e-mail. I wish it was more socially acceptable to ignore people.
Steve Huffman
ISIS despises the Russian government for its support of the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, and so it’s no surprise that ISIS began targeting Russia in 2015, around the same time that Russia first intervened in the Syrian civil war.
Peter Bergen