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Quotations about Hate
And she gathered the children of many races into her arms,
And said, "Hate dies here—be brothers."
~Harriet Monroe, "America," in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, December 1918
I don't have time to hate people who hate me because I'm too busy loving people who love me. ~Author unknown
I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. ~Booker T. Washington
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. ~Henry Emerson Fosdick
A Rattlesnake, if Cornered will become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is — a biting of oneself. We think we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves. ~E. Stanley Jones
Hate must make a man productive. Otherwise one might as well love. ~Karl Kraus
All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first. ~James Thurber
Hatred is one long wait. ~René Maran
Hatred is best combined with Fear. Cowardice, alone of all the vices, is purely painful—horrible to anticipate, horrible to feel, horrible to remember; Hatred has its pleasures. It is therefore often the compensation by which a frightened man reimburses himself for the miseries of Fear. The more he fears, the more he will hate. ~C.S. Lewis
A precious liquid, a poison dearer than that of the Borgias — because it is made from our blood, our health, our sleep, and two-thirds of our love — we must be stingy with it. ~Charles Baudelaire, "Advice to Young Writers," 1867
Hate cages all the good things about you. ~Terri Guillemets
The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less. ~Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice, 1968
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Love is blind; hate is deaf. ~Author Unknown
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them. ~Charles Caleb Colton
hatred bounces ~e.e. cummings
There is a story of an Oxford student who once remarked, "I despise all Americans, but have never met one I didn't like." ~Gordon Allport
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. ~Hermann Hesse
If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang. ~Charley Reese
You lose a lot of time, hating people. ~Marian Anderson
Love may be blind, but this I'll state — it's eagle-eyed compared to hate. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Hatreds are the cinders of affection. ~Walter Raleigh
Never believe anything that requires you to hate people who do not believe it. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love! ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
[H]ate brings to men wars and fear! ~Gertrude Buckingham, "Christmas: The Birthday of Jesus, The Christ"
It is to the credit of human nature, that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates. Hatred, by a gradual and quiet process, will even be transformed to love, unless the change be impeded by a continually new irritation of the original feeling of hostility. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
Need we mention...
All the pages it has added to our history books?...
Hatred is a master of contrast—
between explosions and dead quiet,
red blood and white snow...
~Wisława Szymborska (1923–2012), "Hatred," The End and the Beginning, 1993, translated from the Polish by Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh
Hate is misguided love. ~Author Unknown
Let hate, that is the Devil's spawn,
Return to Hell where it belongs!...
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Hatred" (1940s)
People will love you. People will hate you. And none of it will have anything to do with you. ~Abraham–Hicks
Hate less, live longer. ~Terri Guillemets
I don't hate anyone. The only people I know well enough to hate, I love. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. ~Socrates
His heart beat only love — not a drop of hate-tinged blood in his body. ~Terri Guillemets
No evil is as deep and dark
As bitter hatred for God's own!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Hatred" (1940s)
A loving heart heals hate. ~Terri Guillemets
Take care that no one hates you justly. ~Publilius Syrus
End discrimination. Hate everybody. ~Elle Eden
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. ~James Baldwin
Last modified 2016 May 15 Sun 13:12 PDT