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Quotations The Best Quotes About Hatred  

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Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them. Thomas Browne

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Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Hatred is the madness of the heart. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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

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

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Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated. Hosea Ballou

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Hatred is the vice of narrow souls; they feed it with all their littleness, and make it the pretext of base tyrannies. Honoré de Balzac

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When our hatred is violent, it sinks us even beneath those we hate. François de La Rochefoucauld

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I will not permit any man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. Booker T. Washington

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Take time for all things; great haste makes great waste. Benjamin Franklin

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From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. Socrates

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That one I love who is incapable of ill will, and returns love for hatred. Living beyond the reach of I and mind, and of pain and pleasure, full of mercy, contented, self-controlled, with all his heart and all his mind given to Me -- with such a one I am in love.

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Hatred is inveterate anger. Cicero

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

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Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time. G. K. Chesterton

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Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared. Cicero

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

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Like fragile ice anger passes away in time. Ovid

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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

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One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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Take care that no one hates you justly. Publilius Syrus

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Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it. Seneca the Younger

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No one can be despised by another until he has learned to despise himself. Seneca the Younger

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Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence. Adam Smith

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Oppose not rage while rage is in its force, but give it way a while and let it waste. William Shakespeare

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Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred -- this is the law of eternal. Gautama Buddha

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Do nothing hastily but catching of fleas. Thomas Fuller

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There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated. Peace Pilgrim

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To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. Alexander Pope

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There is no medicine to cure hatred. Publilius Syrus

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Hatred is a boomerang which is sure to hit you harder than the one at whom you throw it.

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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

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Hatred can be overcome only by love. Mahatma Gandhi

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A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man. Archibald MacLeish

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Hate pollutes the mind.

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The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation. Jean de La Bruyère

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It is a weakness of your human nature to hate those whom you have wronged. Tacitus

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

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Hatred of enemies is easier and more intense than love of friends. But from men who are more anxious to injure opponents than to benefit the world at large no great good is to be expected. Bertrand Russell

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He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing. Sallust

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Many can bear adversity, but few contempt.

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Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast. William Shakespeare

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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. Francis Quarles

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We can scarcely hate anyone that we know. William Hazlitt

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

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Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them-and then you destroy yourself. Richard Nixon

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

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People hate as they love, unreasonably. William Makepeace Thackeray

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Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil. Niccolò Machiavelli