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

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, Forward to Sweet Bird of Youth

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.


If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.

BIBLE, I John 4:20

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

NELSON MANDELA, Autobiography

I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.

W.C. FIELDS, The Saturday Review, Jan. 28, 1967

When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves.

CHUCK PALAHNIUK, Invisible Monsters

That feelings of love and hate make rational judgments impossible in public affairs, as in private affairs, we can clearly enough see in others, though not so clearly in ourselves.

HERBERT SPENCER, The Study of Sociology

What we need is hatred. From it our ideas are born.

JEAN GENET, The Blacks

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


Hate is like a swordfish,
working through water invisibly
and then you see it coming
with blood along its blade,
but transparency disarms it.

PABLO NERUDA, Autumn Testament

It is a curious subject of observation and inquiry, whether hatred and love be not the same thing at bottom. Each, in its utmost development, supposes a high degree of intimacy and heart-knowledge; each renders one individual dependent for the food of his affections and spiritual life upon another; each leaves the passionate lover, or the no less passionate hater, forlorn and desolate by the withdrawal of his object.


Hatred makes us all ugly.

LAURELL K. HAMILTON, Burnt Offerings

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.


There is no passion
More spectral or fantastical than Hate;
Not even its opposite, Love, so peoples air
With phantoms, as this madness of the heart.

LORD BYRON, The Two Foscari

Hatred is a cold fire, and it gives no warmth.

LAURELL K. HAMILTON, Burnt Offerings

Hate misleads, fear distorts and love blinds.


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, JR., Christmas sermon delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, 1957

Hatred unlocks no doors in heaven.

WILLIAM F. DEVAULT, "idol of Clay"

Blunted unto goodness is the heart which anger never stirreth,
But that which hatred swelleth, is keen to carve out evil.

MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, Proverbial Philosophy

The worst enemy is one whose doctrines are founded in hate and are thus beyond debate.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

Next to meeting somebody who admires someone we admire, we all like to meet somebody who hates someone we hate.


If you must hate a man for the many things about which you disagree, remember that you should also love him for the many things about which you agree.

IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

Hatred is the atmosphere of hell.

MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, Proverbial Philosophy

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

GEORGE ELIOT, Janet's Repentance

Though love and hatred are as opposites as fire and water, yet do they sometimes subsist in the breast together towards the same person; nay by their very opposition and desire to destroy each other, are they strengthened and increased.

FULKE GREVILLE, Maxims, Characters and Reflections

We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them, because we hate them.


It's wrong to hate. It always has been wrong and it always will be wrong. It's wrong in America, it's wrong in Germany, it's wrong in Russia, it's wrong in China. It was wrong in 2000 B.C., and it's wrong in 1954 A.D. It always has been wrong, and it always will be wrong.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., sermon delivered at Detroit's Second Baptist Church, Feb. 28, 1954

It is easier to hate those we love, than love those whom we have hated.

NORMAN MACDONALD, Maxims and Moral Reflections

My hands tend to be full enough dealing with people who hate me for who I am. Concentrate too hard on the millions of people who hate you for what you are and you're likely to turn into one of those unkempt, sloppy dressers who sag beneath the weight of the two hundred political buttons they wear pinned to their coats and knapsacks.


As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate.

JOHN LYLY, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit

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

CYRIL CONNOLLY, The Unquiet Grave

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