I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
~Booker T. Washington
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
~Henry Emerson Fosdick
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
Hate must make a man productive. Otherwise one might as well love.
All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.
Hatred is one long wait.
A precious liquid, a poison dearer than that of the Borgias - because it is made from our blood, our health, our sleep, and two-thirds of our love - we must be stingy with it.
~Charles Baudelaire, "Advice to Young Writers," 1867
Hate cages all the good things about you.
The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
~Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice, 1968
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Love is blind; hate is deaf.
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them.
~Charles Caleb Colton
There is a story of an Oxford student who once remarked, "I despise all Americans, but have never met one I didn't like."
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.
If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.
You lose a lot of time, hating people.
Love may be blind, but this I'll state - it's eagle-eyed compared to hate.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Hatreds are the cinders of affection.
How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love!
~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
It is to the credit of human nature, that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates. Hatred, by a gradual and quiet process, will even be transformed to love, unless the change be impeded by a continually new irritation of the original feeling of hostility.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
Hate is misguided love.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
Take care that no one hates you justly.
End discrimination. Hate everybody.
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.