Quotes That Reveal the Reality of Hate

Poets, Writers, Philosophers and Historical Giants Weigh In

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Hatred is a powerful emotion. Unless kept in check, hate can cause an avalanche of destruction. It wreaks havoc on relationships, breaks up families and even takes innocent lives.It preys on civil societies. With hate, dark thoughts of revenge and destruction can cloud the mind. These quotes illuminate this most devastating and destructive of emotions.

Quotes on the Reality of Hate

Jonathan Swift
"We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another."

Kurt Tucholsky
"Those who hate most fervently must have once loved deeply; those who want to deny the world must have once embraced what they now set on fire."

Maya Angelou
“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” 

Coretta Scott King
"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated."

Oprah Winfrey
"You cannot hate other people without hating yourself."

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

William Shakespeare, "Antony and Cleopatra"
“In time we hate that which we often fear.” 

Rene Descartes
"It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve, and bad things are very easy to get."

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it."

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

Napoleon Bonaparte
"A true man hates no one."

Lord Byron
"Hatred is the madness of the heart."

Aristotle
"To enjoy the things we ought, and to hate the things we ought, has the greatest bearing on excellence of character."

Stephen King
"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too.

They live inside us, and sometimes, they win."

Victoria Wolff
"Hate is not a good counselor."

Charles Caleb Colton
"We hate some persons because we do not know them, and we will not know them because we hate them."

Sir Walter Raleigh
"Hatreds are the cinders of affection."

Zsa Zsa Gabor
"I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back."

Arnold Schopenhauer
"Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control."

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

Kathleen Norris
"Hate is all a lie; there is no truth in hate."

George Eliot
"Hatred is like fire -- it makes even light rubbish deadly."

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

Ivy Culler
"Hate less; live longer."

John Steinbeck
“Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.” 

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