Wisely and slow; — they stumble that run fast.
—William Shakespeare (1564–1616) British Playwright
Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
—Rollo May (1909–94) American Philosopher
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
—Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878–1969) American Baptist Clergyman, Theologian
Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.
—Hosea Ballou (1771–1852) American Universalist Clergyman, Writer
Reject hatred without hating.
—Mary Baker Eddy (1821–1910) American Christian Science Religious Leader, Humanitarian, Writer
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
—Alexander Pope (1688–1744) English Poet
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
—George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) (1819–80) English Novelist
For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love, this is an old rule.
—The Dhammapada Buddhist Anthology of Verses
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
—Socrates (469BCE–399BCE) Anceient Greek Philosopher
I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
—Booker T. Washington (1856–1915) African-American Educationist
Press no further with hate.
—Virgil (70–19 BCE) Roman Poet
Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.
—Nagarjuna (150–250) Indian Buddhist Monk-Philosopher
Malice and hatred are very fretting, and make our own minds sore and uneasy.
Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
—Richard Nixon (1913–94) American Head of State, Lawyer
It is a weakness of your human nature to hate those whom you have wronged.
—Tacitus (56–117) Roman Political leader, Historian
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
—William Congreve (1670–1729) English Playwright, Poet
Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.
—Thomas Browne (1605–82) English Christian Author, Mystic