Our contempt for others proves nothing but the illiberality and narrowness of our own views.
WILLIAM HAZLITT, Characteristics
The mind that is too ready at contempt and reprobation is, I may say, as a clenched fist that can give blows, but is shut up from receiving and holding ought that is precious.
Familiarity breeds contempt -- and children.
MARK TWAIN, Mark Twain's Notebook