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used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
  • Phaedrus despised this park without knowing exactly why...because he hadn't discovered it himself, perhaps, but probably not.
    Part 2 (52% in)
  • When you are trained to despise "just what you like" then, of course, you become a much more obedient servant of others...a good slave.
    Part 3 (33% in)
  • This contempt for rhetoric, combined with Aristotle's own atrocious quality of rhetoric, so completely alienated Phaedrus he couldn't read anything Aristotle said without seeking ways to despise it and attack it.
    Part 4 (43% in)
  • The next day he is at the library waiting for it to open and when it does he begins to read furiously, back behind Plato for the first time, into what little is known of those rhetoricians he so despised.
    Part 4 (51% in)

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