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

—  Cyril Connolly, 1903-1974, British writer

Georg Christoph LichtenbergI am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

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

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Emile M. CioranBoredom is a larval anxiety; depression, a dreamy hatred.

—  Emile M. Cioran, 1911-1995, French-Romanian philosopher

NapoleonA true man hates no one.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Winston ChurchillI hate nobody except Hitler--and that is professional.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Friedrich NietzscheThe man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerHatred is a thing of the heart, contempt a thing of the head. And neither feeling is quite within our control.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

TalleyrandPolitics is the systematic cultivation of hatred.

—  Talleyrand, 1754-1838, French statesman & diplomat

Eric HofferWe cannot hate those who we despise.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Eric HofferPassionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Charles Caleb ColtonMost men know what they hate; few what they love.

—  Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric & writer

Martin Luther KingI have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther KingThere is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Victor HugoThe wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Anton ChekhovLove, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Franklin RooseveltOrganized money hates me--and I welcome their hatred!

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

Pablo PicassoTo make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

H.L. MenckenMisogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Martin Luther KingDarkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement


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