Quotations: Hate

Difference engenders hate.

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

I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
Joseph Baretti

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
George Burns

He hasn't an enemy in the world - but all his friends hate him.
Eddie Cantor

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
Eldridge Cleaver

We hate some persons because we do not know them, and will not know them because we hate them.
Charles Caleb Colton

Nothing dates like hate and in literature a little of it goes a very long way.
Cyril Connolly

Hatred bounces.
E.E. Cummings

I hate music, especially when it's played.
Jimmy Durante

I hate the outdoors. To me the outdoors is where the car is.
Will Durst

End discrimination. Hate everybody.
Elle Eden

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
W. C. Fields

Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
Henry Emerson Fosdick

Never knock on Death's door: ring the bell and run away! Death really hates that!
Matt Frewer

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Mahatma Gandhi

Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.
W. L. George

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

If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.
Elbert Hubbard

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

It's not only necessary to know how to go about loving your enemies, but also to go down into the question of why we should love our enemies. I think the first reason that we should love our enemies, and I think this was at the very center of Jesus' thinking, is this: that hate for hate only intensifies the existence of hate and evil in the universe. If I hit you and you hit me and I hit you back and you hit me back and go on, you see, that goes on ad infinitum. It just never ends. Somewhere somebody must have a little sense, and that's the strong person. The strong person is the person who can cut off the chain of hate, the chain of evil.
Martin Luther King

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false, and the false with the true.
Martin Luther King

There's another reason why you should love your enemies, and that is because hate distorts the personality of the hater. We usually think of what hate does for the individual hated or the individuals hated or the groups hated. But it is even more tragic, it is even more ruinous and injurious to the individual who hates. ... For the person who hates, the true becomes false and the false becomes true. That's what hate does.
Martin Luther King

Hate must make a man productive. Otherwise one might as well love.
Karl Kraus

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that!
Tom Lehrer

Hatred is one long wait.
René Maran

I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.
Steve Martin

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham

We may fight against what is wrong, but if we allow ourselves to hate, that is to insure our spiritual defeat and our likeness to what we hate.
George William Russell

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
George Bernard Shaw

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.

I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
Benedict Spinoza

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
Casey Stengel

Take care that no one hates you justly.
Publilius Syrus

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
Hunter S. Thompson

I hate women because they always know where things are.
James Thurber

All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.
James Thurber

If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.
Bill Vaughan

My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too.
Peter De Vries

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
Booker T. Washington

I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Orson Welles

I think that hate is a thing, a feeling, that can only exist where there is no understanding.
Tennessee Williams

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