Hate has a way of bringing out the worst in people. Whether used as a means to cover up feelings of fear or pain, hatred can quickly become all-consuming. If hate can be taught, so can love. Take a more constructive approach with the list of wise and insightful quotes on hate below.
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. Confucius
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. Socrates
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
Henry Emerson Fosdick
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. Willliam Penn
Hate always sells well, but for repeat trade and the long pull happiness is
sounder merchandise. Robert A. Heinlein
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. Kurt
Hate is always a clash between our spirit and someone else’s body. Cesar
Hate is a lack of imagination. Graham Greene
Hatreds are the cinders of affection. Sir Walter Ralegh
Hate is not a good counselor. Victoria Wolff
Hatred is the atmosphere of hell. Martin Farquhar Tupper
Hate misleads, fear distorts and love blinds. Tim Lebbon
Hatred unlocks no doors in heaven. William F. Devault
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest
at leisure. Lord Byron
Hatred makes us all ugly. Laurell K. Hamilton
When we don’t know who to hate, we hate ourselves. Chuck Palahniuk
You lose a lot of time, hating people. Marian Anderson
Hate brings to men wars and fear! Gertrude Buckingham
Hatred is one long wait. Ren Maran
Hatred is self-punishment. Hosea Ballou
Hate less, live longer. Terri Guillemets
Hatred bounces. E. E. Cummings
It is not violence that best overcomes hate — nor vengeance that most certainly
heals injury. Charlotte Bronte
Love me or hate me, both are in my favour. If you love me, I’ll always be in
your heart… If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind. William Shakespeare
If you have been hated, you have also been loved. Henry James
Love those that hate you, but to love those one hates is impossible. Leo
If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her.
Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want
to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate. C. JoyBell
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad.
Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume
you too. Will Smith
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be
wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
Hate must make a man productive. Otherwise one might as well love. Karl
All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.
Hate cages all the good things about you. Terri Guillemets
The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less. Eldridge
Hate is like water in a dry gulch. The longer it runs, the deeper it digs.
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
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because
we hate them. Charles Caleb Colton
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
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because
they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
I think that hate is a thing, a feeling, that can only exist where there is
no understanding. Tennessee Williams
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Martin Luther King
No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his
background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn
to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human
heart than its opposite. Nelson Mandela
That feelings of love and hate make rational judgments impossible in public
affairs, as in private affairs, we can clearly enough see in others, though
not so clearly in ourselves. Herbert Spencer
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
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering
wrongs. Charlotte Bronte
Hatred is a cold fire, and it gives no warmth. Laurell K. Hamilton
Blunted unto goodness is the heart which anger never stirreth, but that which
hatred swelleth, is keen to carve out evil. Martin Farquhar Tupper
The worst enemy is one whose doctrines are founded in hate and are thus beyond
debate. Tobsha Learner
Hatred is like fire–it makes even light rubbish deadly. George Elliot
It is easier to hate those we love, than love those whom we have hated.
Norman MacDonald Maxims
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
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love
one another. Jonathan Swift
You never really hate anyone as much as someone you cared about once.
Hate is a bottomless cup; I will pour and pour. Euripedes
Others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win, unless you hate them.
And then, you destroy yourself. Richard Nixon