Thursday, February 10, 2011


Hatreds are the cinders of affection. ~Walter Raleigh

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

Hatred is one long wait. ~René Maran

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 is misguided love. ~Author Unknown

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. ~Socrates

Take care that no one hates you justly. ~Publilius Syrus

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

Hate cages all the good things about you. ~Terri Guillemets

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

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

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 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,

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

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

Love inverts hate. ~Carrie Latet

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

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

Who can refute a sneer?
- William Paley

Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

Hatred seems to operate on the same glands as love; it even produces the same actions. If we had not been taught how to interpret the story of the Passion, would we have been able to say from their actions alone whether it was the jealous Judas or the cowardly Peter who loved Christ?
- Graham Greene

I do desire we may be better strangers.
- William Shakespeare

Psychiatrists today . . . see the irrational hostility that people everywhere vent upon one another as chiefly projected self-hate.
- Bonaro Overstreet

A hateful act is the transference to others of the degradation we bear in ourselves.
- Simone Weil

The worst, the least curable hatred is that which has superseded deep love.
- Euripides

Hatred is settled anger.
- Cicero

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

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

Hatred is self-punishment.
- Hosea Ballou

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

It does not matter much what a man hates, provided he hates something.
- Samuel Butler

Whom they have injured, they also hate.
- Seneca

We love without reason, and without reason we hate.
- Jean-Frangois Regnard

Hate is such a luxurious emotion, it can only be spent on one we love.
- Bob Udkoff

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