Conte-me e eu esqueço. Mostre-me e eu apenas me lembro. Envolva-me e eu compreendo. (Confúcio)
Contemnunt spinas cum cecidere rosae.
Contemplation is necessary to generate an object, but action must propagate it. Feltham
Contemplei as leis e vi que são redes tecidas de tal forma que os pequenos insinuam-se através delas, os grandes as rasgam; e ficam presos nelas somente os homens de tamanho médio. (William Shentsone)
Contemporaries appreciate the man rather than his merit; posterity will regard the merit rather than the man. Colton
Contempt for private wrongs was one of the features of ancient morals. Joubert
Contempt is a kind of gangrene which, if it seizes one part of a character, corrupts all the rest by degrees. Johnson
Contempt is frequently regulated by fashion. Zimmermann
Contempt is not a thing to be despised. It may be borne with a calm and equal mind, but no man, by lifting his head high, can pretend that he does not perceive the scorns that are poured down on him from above. Burke
Contempt is the best return for scurrility.
Contempt is the only way to triumph over calumny. Madame de Maintenon
Contempt naturally implies a man's esteeming of himself greater than the person whom he contemns; he therefore that slights, that contemns an affront is properly superior to it; and he conquers an injury who conquers his resentments of it. Socrates, being kicked by an ass, did not think it a revenge proper for Socrates to kick the ass again. South
Contempt of all outward things, which come in competition with duty, fulfills the ideal of human greatness. This conviction, that readiness to sacrifice life's highest material good and life itself, is essential to the elevation of human nature, is no illusion of ardent youth, nor outburst of blind enthusiasm. It does not yield to growing wisdom. It is confirmed by all experience. It is sanctioned by conscience - that universal and eternal lawgiver whose chief dictate is, that every thing must be yielded up for the right. Channing
Contempt of others is the truest symptom of a base and bad heart, - while it suggests itself to the mean and the vile, and tickles their little fancy on every occasion, it never enters the great and good mind but on the strongest motives; nor is it then a welcome guest, - affording only an uneasy sensation, and bringing always with it a mixture of concern and compassion. Fielding
Contempt putteth an edge upon anger more than the hurt itself. Bacon
Contempt will cause spite to drink of her own poison.
Contempt will sooner kill an injury than revenge.
Contemptu mundi. en] World contempt.
Contemptuous people are sure to be contemptible. Chamfort
Contemtum parit nimia familiaritas.
Contend not about a goat's beard.
Contender por dá cá aquela palha.
Contending Passions jostle and displace And tilt and tourney mostly in the Face; * * * * * Unmatched by Art, upon this wondrous scroll Portrayed are all the secrets of the soul. Abraham Coles
Contened la risa.
Content d'un rien, je suis mécontent de tout.
Content de sa personne.
Content dwells with him, for his mind is fed, And temperance has driven out unrest. N. P. Willis
Content is all.
Content is an everlasting treasure.
Content is better than riches.
Content is beyond riches.
Content is happiness, a contented mind is a perpetual feast.
Content is happiness.
Content is health to the sick and riches to the poor.
Content is more than a kingdom.
Content is the best opulence, because it is the pleasantest, and the surest. The richest man is he who does not want that which is wanting to him; the poorest is the miser, who wants that which he has. Chatfield
Content is the philosopher's stone, that turns all it touches into gold.
Content is the true philosopher's stone.
Content lodges oftener in cottages than in palaces.
Content lodges oftener in cottages than palaces.
Content not thyself that thou art virtuous in the general; for one link being wanting, the chain is defective. William Penn
Content thyself to be obscurely good; When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honor is a private station. Addison