Judge not, lest ye be judged. You know who's not on trial? Himself. When you judge, you become jealous and contemptuous. When you find contempt in others, a little later you find it in yourself. You start despising yourself, trying to kill a part of yourself, and that's impossible.
Pride is contempt for imperfection. It seems to pride that things are imperfect and that they must become perfect. Pride despises those who do not strive for perfection. Pride judges things. He considers some things more perfect than others. Pride thinks itself a judge. Pride thinks it has the right to decide what can and cannot be lived. What to release energy, and what should die of hunger. What is beautiful and what is not.
It is dangerous to love a cowardly and weak person. Such people, believing that there is nothing to love them for, intuitively believe that only those who are worse and weaker than them can love them. This thought awakens in them pride and contempt for the lower. They become arrogant and aggressive.
Men in whom there is no love of truth might be despised, but that is pride. Replace contempt with compassion, these people are burning in hell, their lives are endless suffering in contrast to the rare pleasures that are no more than wood in the fire of their suffering.
A person’s disrespect for another person is the absence of love for a close one. These people are infected with arrogance and despise each other. They have what to despise one another for – the sin of arrogance deserves despise.
Some people don't see the difference between pride and pridefulness. Pride means gladness for something done well or right. While pridefulness is a sin that makes one full of complacence and the feeling of being very special and irreplaceable. Pridefulness is an attempt to make an idol of one's own personality so that to pray to oneself and even demand others to worship one.
Pridefulness doesn't make one feel anything but hatred towards others. Pridefulness is a source of hatred. While pride is a source of sincere gladness and happiness.
Sometimes something may evoke so much disgust that it's unpleasant to be close to it. Otherwise, it would evoke great fear but disgust kills any fears. And now something that could cause fear, causes disgust only.
The conclusion. Everything you need to know about the evil that seems scary is that it's unpleasant and disgusting.
Show hate and disrespect to the object of your fear and try to cause a conflict by this provocative behaviour. Forget about friendliness and make the object of your fear be the first to react and say something. It's called provocation. The one who is the first to open a mouth will be considered an aggressor. And since no one likes aggressors it will be easy to destroy one. A justified war against an aggressor is always a better thing than a treacherous attack.
The truth is that actually it's never clear who is going to win. It can be any of the opponents. Victory is unpredictable. The course of victory becomes clear only on battlefields. A weak opponent may easily gain power typical of a Hero and destroy any strong favorite with the battle. While this favorite may be so full of pridefulness and hatred that will become blind with own inflated ego. On the other hand, someone weak may also be mistaken and underestimate someone strong. A weak one may think that a strong person is kind and weak because of it, or consider a strong one blind, stupid, etc. And this kind of underestimating someone strong may lay aside all hope of victory. Victory is a delicate balance. Victory is only meant for someone who manages to gain the inner balance of insanity and prudence, carefulness and courage, farseeing and fatalism...
A decent family is not the one with great wealth but the one without pain and its eternal fellows such as sins, anger, hatred, greed, jealousy, stupidity... Of course, it's impossible to find someone totally sinless... What's more, those free of sins are just as sinful as those full of sins... But it's all well balanced and hardly noticeable in decent people, while indecent ones are twisted with foibles and extremes...
Mama's boy, men of this type are so vile by nature that they cause nothing but contempt and a desire to spit in his face. A woman should not be restrained by such men. You should show him contempt and other negative emotions. Only the awareness of their own inferiority will give a chance to this subhuman grow up.
The Montaigne Essays read that the mere pursuit of goodness with joy and inspires the soul. The chief virtues of the human soul are contempt for fear, contempt for suffering and pain, contempt for death.