quotations about hate
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure;
Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
LORD BYRON, Don Juan
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.
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Scarlet Letter
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.
CHARLOTTE BRONTE, Jane Eyre
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
Hate misleads, fear distorts and love blinds.
TIM LEBBON, Face
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., 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.
ROBERT ELLIOTT GONZALES, Poems and Paragraphs
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 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
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them, because we hate them.
CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon
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.
DAVID SEDARIS, Naked
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