Hate Quotes


For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.

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Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat

Henry Emerson Fosdick

Hatred is the madness of the heart.

Lord Byron

You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.

Julie de Lespinasse

In time we hate that which we often fear.

William Shakespeare

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.

Eldridge Cleaver

The fiercest fire is hatred.


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

Jonathan Swift

A true man hates no one.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.

Bertrand Russell

Andre Gide

It is better to be hated for who you are, than to be loved for someone you are not.

Andre Gide

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

Coretta Scott King

In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.

Mary Renault

Hatred is settled anger. 

Marcus Tullius Cicero

All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.

James Thurber

Hate is a thing, a feeling, that can only exist where there is no understanding.

Tennessee Williams

I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.

W. C. Fields

Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.

George Bernard Shaw

Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love.


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

Amy Lowell

Hatred paralyses life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

Martin Luther King

When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves.

Chuck Palahniuk

Hatred, in the course of time, kills the unhappy wretch who delights in nursing it in his bosom.

Giacomo Casanova

Hatred is self-punishment.

Hosea Ballou

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.

James Arthur Baldwin

Hatred is a cold fire, and it gives no warmth.

Laurell K. Hamilton

A Rattlesnake, if Cornered will become so angry it will bite itself.  That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is - a biting of oneself.  We think we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves.

E. Stanley Jones

Hatred is toxic waste in the river of life.


Like the greatest virtue and the worst dogs, the fiercest hatred is silent.

Jean Paul Richter

Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.

Cyril Connolly

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