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What do you despise? By this are you truly known.

FRANK HERBERT, Dune

The fiercest fire is hatred.

GAUTAMA BUDDHA, The Gospel of Buddha

Others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win, unless you hate them. And then, you destroy yourself.

RICHARD NIXON, speech, Aug. 9, 1974

Most hatred is based on fear, one way or another.

LAURELL K. HAMILTON, Guilty Pleasures

Hate is crystallized fear, fear's dividend, fear objectivized. We hate what we fear and so where hate is, fear will be lurking.

CYRIL CONNOLLY, The Unquiet Grave

Dislike what deserves it, but never hate: for that is of the nature of malice; which is almost ever to persons, not things, and is one of the blackest qualities sin begets in the soul.

WILLIAM PENN, Some Fruits of Solitude

You never really hate anyone as much as someone you cared about once.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Glass

Hate always sells well, but for repeat trade and the long pull happiness is sounder merchandise.

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN, Stranger in a Strange Land

Hatred comes with a persistency worthy of a better cause, and clamors for possession of the citadel of the soul.

NICIAS BALLARD COOKSEY, Helps to Happiness

So we're different colours
And we're different creeds
And different people have different needs
It's obvious you hate me
Though I've done nothing wrong
I've never even met you so what could I have done
I can't understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand
Help me understand
Now you're punching
And you're kicking
And you're shouting at me
I'm relying on your common decency
So far it hasn't surfaced
But I'm sure it exists
It just takes a while to travel
From your head to your fists

DEPECHE MODE, "People are People"

Nothing turns to hate so bitter as what once was love.

LAURELL K. HAMILTON, Cerulean Sins

Now I am silent, hate
Up to my neck,
Thick, thick.
I do not speak.

SYLVIA PLATH, Ariel

Hate destroys the very structure of the personality of the hater.... when you start hating anybody, it destroys the very center of your creative response to life and the universe; so love everybody.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., sermon delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 17, 1957

I didn't know what hate felt like, not the hate that comes after love. It's huge and desperate and it longs to be proved wrong. And every day it's proved right it grows a little more monstrous. If the love was passion, the hate will be obsession. A need to see the once-loved weak and cowed beneath pity. Disgust is close and dignity is far away. The hate is not only for the once loved, it's for yourself too; how could you ever have loved this?

JEANETTE WINTERSON, The Passion

A strong hatred [is] the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere.

REBECCA WEST, The Freewoman, Mar. 7, 1912

Hatred is the ballast of
the rock
which lies upon our necks
and underfoot.

MAYA ANGELOU, "Glory Falls"

Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., Stride Toward Freedom

Folks never understand the folks they hate.

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, The Biglow Papers

Hate is a lack of imagination.

GRAHAM GREENE, The Power and the Glory

Hatred is self-punishment.

HOSEA BALLOU, Edge-Tools of Speech

Hatreds are the chimneys of the mind, serving to carry off the smoke of its pestilent humors.

CHRISTIAN NESTELL BOVEE, Intuitions and Summaries of Thought

Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., attributed, A Knock at Midnight

Hate is a bottomless cup; I will pour and pour.

EURIPIDES, Medea

In any society, fanatics who hate don't hate only me—they hate you too. They hate everybody. Someone who hates one group will end up hating everyone—and, ultimately, hating himself or herself.... They need hate in order to feel superior.

ELIE WIESEL, O: The Oprah Magazine, Nov. 2000

Hatred, as well as love, renders its votaries credulous.

JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU, Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Anger is a weed; hate is the tree.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Sermons

Hate is like water in a dry gulch. The longer it runs, the deeper it digs.

KEN ALSTAD, Savvy Sayin's

Flat or round, there has always been hate in the world.

TANITH LEE, Night's Master

Hatred is the greatest cancer that we must squash.

TRACI LORDS, Twitter post, September 3, 2014

Hate engenders hate. Hate spreads to nations, and from this cause we have devastating wars. In the contemplation of these wars and their origins there is something humiliating to our human race. No Hymn of Hate can ever be a paean of humanity.

ARTHUR ALFRED LYNCH, Moods of Life

Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.

AMY LOWELL, "The Revenge", The New Republic, July 12, 1922

As man's love or hatred, so he. Love and hatred exist only personified.

JOHANN KASPAR LAVATER, Aphorisms on Man

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