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The Best Quotes About Hatred  

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A list of the best hatred quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous hatred quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic hatred quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational hatred quotes from that same writer.

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Take care that no one hates you justly. Publilius Syrus
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
Oppose not rage while rage is in its force, but give it way a while and let it waste. William Shakespeare
No one can be despised by another until he has learned to despise himself. Seneca the Younger
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it. Seneca the Younger
One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. Alexander Pope
Hatred is the madness of the heart. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. André Gide
Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them. Thomas Browne
There is no medicine to cure hatred. Publilius Syrus
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
There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred. Henry Ward Beecher
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast. William Shakespeare
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing. Sallust
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
Many can bear adversity, but few contempt.
People hate as they love, unreasonably. William Makepeace Thackeray
It is a weakness of your human nature to hate those whom you have wronged. Tacitus
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
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Eric Hoffer
When our hatred is violent, it sinks us even beneath those we hate. François de La Rochefoucauld
Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated. Hosea Ballou
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. Socrates