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Quotations on Hate

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Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.

~ George Bernard Shaw

You cannot hate other people without hating your self.

~ Oprah Winfrey

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

~ André Gide

Hatred is settled anger.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

A good indignation brings out all one's powers.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.

~ Bertrand Russell

Hatred is like fire - it makes even light rubbish deadly.

~ George Eliot

National hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He that fears you present will hate you absent.

~ Thomas Fuller

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

~ Eric Hoffer

When our hatred is violent, it sinks us even beneath those we hate.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

~ Buddha

There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Hatred is the madness of the heart.

~ Lord Byron

Hatred is by far the longest pleasure;
Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.

~ Lord Byron

Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control.

~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Whom they have injured, they also hate.

~ Seneca

Hatreds are the cinders of affection.

~ Sir Walter Raleigh

I shall never permit myself to stoop so low as to hate any man.

~ Booker T. Washington

Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated and this was an immutable law.

~ James Arthur Baldwin

Great hate follows great love.

~ Proverbs

- Irish Proverb


I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.

~ Zsa Zsa Gabor

To hate fatigues.

~ Jean Rostand

Hatred is self-punishment.

~ Hosea Ballou

Like the greatest virtue and the worst dogs, the fiercest hatred is silent.

~ Jean Paul Richter

The hatred of those who are near to us is most violent.

~ Cornelius Tacitus

Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who fears noises.

~ Cyril Connolly

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.

~ Herman Hesse

Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.

~ Quarles Francis

Hate is always a clash between our spirit and someone else's body.

~ Cesare Pavese

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