An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Reject hatred without hating.


Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910, American Christian writer, founder of Christian Science)


Hatred is the vice of narrow souls; they feed it with all their littleness, and make it the pretext of base tyrannies.


Honore De Balzac (1799-1850, French novelist)


Never say anything on the phone that you wouldn't want your mother to hear at your trial.


Sydney Biddle Barrows


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


Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, American preacher, orator, writer)


That one I love who is incapable of ill will, and returns love for hatred. Living beyond the reach of I and mind, and of pain and pleasure, full of mercy, contented, self-controlled, with all his heart and all his mind given to Me -- with such a one I am in love.


Bhagavad Gita (c. BC 400-, Sanskrit poem incorporated into the Mahabharata)


Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.


Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682, British author, physician, philosopher)


Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.


Buddha (568-488 BC, Indian born, founder of Buddhism)


Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred -- this is the law of eternal.


Buddha (568-488 BC, Indian born, founder of Buddhism)


Hatred is the madness of the heart.


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.


Lydia M. Child (1802-1880, American abolitionist, writer, editor)


Hatred is inveterate anger.


Marcus T. Cicero (c. 106-43 BC, Roman orator, politician)


Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared.


Marcus T. Cicero (c. 106-43 BC, Roman orator, politician)


I have always hated that damn James Bond. I'd like to kill him.


Sean Connery (1930-, Scottish-born American actor)


A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded.


Tyne Daly


Hatred -- The anger of the weak.


Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897, French writer)


Grumbling is the death of love.


Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992, German-born American film actor)


An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.


George Eliot (1819-1880, British novelist)


Love blinds us to faults, but hatred blinds us to virtues.


Iba Ezra


Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.


Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969, American minister)


Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.


Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969, American minister)


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


Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969, American minister)


Do nothing hastily but catching of fleas.


Thomas Fuller (1608-1661, British clergyman, author)


Hatred can be overcome only by love.


Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)


It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.


Andre Gide (1869-1951, French author)


Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom.


Ruth Gordon


We can scarcely hate anyone that we know.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


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 (1877-1962, German-born Swiss novelist, poet)


Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.


Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American author, philosopher)


We criticize and separate ourselves from the process. We've got to jump right in there with both feet.


Dolores Huerta


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


Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, American Civil Rights leader, Nobel Prize winner, 1964)


The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.


Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696, French classical writer)


When our hatred is too bitter, it places us below those whom we hate.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


Hate would destroy him who hated.


Louis L'Amour (1908-1988, American Western author)


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


People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.


Jerry Lewis (1926-, American comedian, actor, screenwriter, director, producer)


Hatred is a death wish for the hated, not a life wish for anything else.


Audre Lorde


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


Amy Lowell (1874-1925, American poet, critic)


Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.


Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527, Italian author, statesman)


A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man.


Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982, American writer)


We never get to love by hate, least of all by self-hatred.


Basil W. Maturin


Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.


Rollo May (1931-, American psychologist)


If the will remains in protest, it stays dependent on that which it is protesting against.


Rollo May (1931-, American psychologist)


Hate can only flourish where love is absent.


William C. Menninger


Hatred is a passion requiring one hundred times the energy of love. Keep it for a cause, not an individual. Keep it for intolerance, injustice, stupidity. For hatred is the strength of the sensitive. Its power and its greatness depend on the selflessness of its use.


Olive Moore


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.


Siddha Nagarjuna (c. 100-1020 AD, Tibetan father of Mahayan)


Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them -- and then you destroy yourself.


Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994, American President (37th))


Hate is all a lie, there is no truth in hate.


Kathleen Norris (1880-1966, American novelist)


I have tried -- not always successful -- to remember this lesson: Even people I dislike have a piece of God. My task is to move the junk out of the way so that I can find it.


Robert P. O'Brien


Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


Hate is always a clash between our spirit and someone else's body.


Cesare Pavese (1908-1950, Italian poet, novelist, translator)


There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated.


Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981, American peace activist)


To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.


Alexander Pope (1688-1744, British poet, critic, translator)


A dog that barks all the time gets little attention.


Argentine Proverb


A dog that barks all the time gets little attention.


Argentine Proverb


Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.


Francis Quarles (1592-1644, British poet)


To hate fatigues.


Jean Rostand (1894-1977, French biologist, writer)


Hatred of enemies is easier and more intense than love of friends. But from men who are more anxious to injure opponents than to benefit the world at large no great good is to be expected.


Bertrand Russell (1872-1970, British philosopher, mathematician, essayist)


He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.


Sallust (BC 86-34, Roman historian)


One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


No one can be despised by another, until he has learned to despise himself.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


Whom they have injured, they also hate.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


Oppose not rage while rage is in its force, but give it way a while and let it waste.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


Resentment seems to have been given to us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.


Adam Smith (1723-1790, Scottish economist)


From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.


Socrates (BC 469-399, Greek philosopher of Athens)


Hate is a prolonged form of suicide.


Douglas V. Steere


Take care that no one hates you justly.


Publilius Syrus (85 BC- 43BC, Roman writer)


There is no medicine to cure hatred.


Publilius Syrus (85 BC- 43BC, Roman writer)


It is a weakness of your human nature to hate those whom you have wronged.


Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117, Roman historian)


People hate as they love, unreasonably.


William M. Thackeray (1811-1863, Indian-born British novelist)


Hate is such a luxurious emotion, it can only be spent on one we love.


Bob Udkoff


Hate pollutes the mind.


Author Unknown


Hatred is a boomerang which is sure to hit you harder than the one at whom you throw it.


Author Unknown


If we miraculously became the people we hate, how lovable we would find ourselves.


Author Unknown


Many can bear adversity, but few contempt.


Author Unknown


Some evils are cured by contempt.


Author Unknown


The hater is a fool who does not know that to love is the greatest of luxuries.


Author Unknown


We are almost always guilty of the hate we encounter.


Marquis De Vauvenargues (1715-1747, French moralist)


Press no further with hate.


Virgil (c. 70 - 19 BC, Roman poet)


I will not permit any man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.


Booker T. Washington (1856-1915, American black leader and educator)


Groan and forget it.


Jessamyn West (1903-1984, American author)


Anyone can hate. It costs to love.


John Williamson


Hate is not a good counselor.


Victoria Wolff


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