Quotes about hate

A collection of quotes on the topic of hate, love, people, doing.

Best quotes about hate

Andrzej Majewski photo

„Hatred is like a Hydra - the more heads one chops off, the stronger it grows.“

—  Andrzej Majewski Polish writer and photographer 1966

Nienawiść jest jak Hydra, im więcej głów ścinasz, tym bardziej ją wzmacniasz.
Aphorisms. Magnum in Parvo (2000)

Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Source: A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

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William Shakespeare photo

„In time we hate that which we often fear.“

—  William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

Source: Antony and Cleopatra

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Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„I have decided to stick to love… Hate is too great a burden to bear.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Source: A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

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„I love Humanity but I hate humans“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

A comment of Einstein's recalled by John Wheeler in Albert Einstein: His influence on physics, philosophy and politics edited by Peter C. Aichelburg, Roman Ulrich Sexl, and Peter Gabriel Bergmann (1979), p. 202
Attributed in posthumous publications
Variant: I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.

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„Haters are confused admirers who can’t understand why everybody else likes you“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

Variant: Haters are confused admirers who want to be like you.

Marilyn Monroe photo

„A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Comment on her sex symbol status, quoted in Ms. magazine (August 1972) p. 40
Context: That's the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something, I'd rather it be sex than some of the things we've got symbols of... I just hate to be a thing.

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„I think the hardest thing in life is to forgive. Hate is self destructive. If you hate somebody, you're not hurting the person you hate, you're hurting yourself. It's a healing, actually, it's a real healing… forgiveness.“

—  Louis Zamperini Italian-American middle distance runner 1917 - 2014

Variant: I think the hardest thing in life is to forgive. Hate is self destructive. If you hate somebody, you're not hurting the person you hate, you're hurting yourself. It's healing, actually, it's real healing...

Billie Eilish photo

„I hate smiling. It makes me feel weak and powerless and small. I've always been like that; I don't smile in any pictures.“

—  Billie Eilish American singer-songwriter 2001


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„I would rather be hated for what I am, then loved for what I am not.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Variant: I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.

Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

'Where Do We Go From Here?" as published in Where Do We Go from Here : Chaos or Community? (1967), p. 62; many statements in this book, or slight variants of them, were also part of his address Where Do We Go From Here?" which has a section below. A common variant appearing at least as early as 1968 has "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence..." An early version of the speech as published in A Martin Luther King Treasury (1964), p. 173, has : "Returning hate for hate multiplies hate..."
Source: A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Context: The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. … Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Charles Bukowski photo

„Do you hate people?”

“I don't hate them… I just feel better when they're not around.“

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Source: Barfly

Freddie Mercury photo

„I hate pockets in trousers … By the way, I do not wear a hose. My hose is my own. No coke bottle, nothing stuffed down there.“

—  Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991

As quoted in NME (2 November 1974) http://www.queenarchives.com/index.php?title=Freddie_Mercury_-_11-02-1974_-_NME.

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Citát „If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world.“
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Citát „Maybe it's not too late to learn how to love and forget how to hate.“
Ozzy Osbourne photo

„Maybe it's not too late to learn how to love and forget how to hate.“

—  Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948

Source: Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz

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Malcolm X photo

„Who taught you to hate yourself?“

—  Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965

Morgan Freeman photo

„I hate the word homophobia. It's not a phobia. Why would I be scared of a faggot?“

—  Morgan Freeman American actor, film director, and narrator 1937

@MorgonFreeman on Twitter, a now-defunct account also known as "Tweets from God". This Twitter account was never written or controlled by Freeman, and was a parody of his character in the films Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty. snopes.com: Morgan Freeman on Homophobia http://www.snopes.com/politics/sexuality/freeman.asp

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Caligula photo

„Let them hate us as long as they fear us.“

—  Caligula 3rd Emperor of Ancient Rome, a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty 12 - 41

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Oskar Schindler photo

„What is there to say? They are my friends. I would do it again, over and over — for I hate cruelty and intolerance.“

—  Oskar Schindler German industrialist and Holocaust rescuer 1908 - 1974

Remark in 1972, as quoted in "Schindler : Why did he do it?" (2010) by Louis Bülow.

Charles de Gaulle photo

„Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.“

—  Charles de Gaulle eighteenth President of the French Republic 1890 - 1970

Attributed to de Gaulle by Romain Gary, Life, May 9, 1969
Fifth Republic and other post-WW2

Erwin Rommel photo

„War without Hate“

—  Erwin Rommel German field marshal of World War II 1891 - 1944

Krieg ohne Haß
In the preamble written by his wife of the 1953 edition published by the publishing house "Heidenheimer Zeitung", she clearly states that all the chapter titles as well as the book title were chosen by the editors, thus not Erwin Rommel himself.

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Chuck Palahniuk photo

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

—  Chuck Palahniuk, book Invisible Monsters

Source: Invisible Monsters

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„Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be smarter than them.“

—  Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977

Variant: Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them.

James Baldwin photo

„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 Baldwin, book The Fire Next Time

"Me and My House" in Harper's (November 1955); republished in Notes of a Native Son (1955)
Source: The Fire Next Time

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„I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.“

—  Meryl Streep American actress 1949

Misattributed to Meryl Streep (and widely disseminated on the Internet as of August/September 2014), this quote is allegedly a translation of a text by the author José Micard Teixeira, the original of which begins (in Portuguese): "Já não tenho paciência para algumas coisas, não porque me tenha tornado arrogante..."

Fulton J. Sheen photo

„[N]o man hates God without first hating himself.“

—  Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979

Source: Peace of Soul (1949), Ch. 1, p. 11 http://books.google.com/books?id=ho40AAAAMAAJ&q=%22No+man+hates+God+without+first+hating+himself%22&pg=PA11#v=onepage

Michael Jackson photo

„In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

Also used at his funeral (3 Sep. 2009) invitation. Quoted in "Dead stars and classic art will surround Michael Jackson " in CNN.com/entertainment (03 July 2009) http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/03/michael.jackson.funeral/index.html#cnnSTCOther1

Grigori Rasputin photo

„I write and leave behind me this letter at St. Petersburg. I feel that I shall leave life before January 1st. I wish to make known to the Russian people, to Papa, to the Russian Mother and to the children, to the land of Russia, what they must understand. If I am killed by common assassins, and especially by my brothers the Russian peasants, you, Tsar of Russia, have nothing to fear, remain on your throne and govern, and you, Russian Tsar, will have nothing to fear for your children, they will reign for hundreds of years in Russia. But if I am murdered by boyars, nobles, and if they shed my blood, their hands will remain soiled with my blood, for twenty-five years they will not wash their hands from my blood. They will leave Russia. Brothers will kill brothers, and they will kill each other and hate each other, and for twenty-five years there will be no noblers in the country. Tsar of the land of Russia, if you hear the sound of the bell which will tell you that Grigory has been killed, you must know this: if it was your relations who have wrought my death then no one of your family, that is to say, none of your children or relations will remain alive for more than two years. They will be killed by the Russian people…I shall be killed. I am no longer among the living. Pray, pray, be strong, think of your blessed family.“

—  Grigori Rasputin Russian mystic 1869 - 1916

Grigory Rasputin in a letter to the Tsarina Alexandra, 7 Dec 1916

Kurt Cobain photo

„In Aberdeen, I hated my best friends with a passion, because they were idiots.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

As quoted in The Daily Of The University Of Washington (1989-05-05).
Interviews (1989-1994), Print

Kurt Cobain photo

„I Hate Myself And I Want To Die.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Freddie Mercury photo

„I'm possessed by love — but isn't everybody? Most of my songs are love ballads and things to do with sadness and torture and pain.
In terms of love, you're not in control and I hate that feeling. I seem to write a lot of sad songs because I'm a very tragic person. But there's always an element of humour at the end.“

—  Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991

As quoted in "I am the Champion" by Nick Ferrari in The Sun (19 July 1985) http://www.queenarchives.com/index.php?title=Freddie_Mercury_-_07-19-1985_-_The_Sun.

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William Shakespeare photo

„Peace? I hate the word as I hate hell and all Montagues.“

—  William Shakespeare, book Romeo and Juliet

Source: Romeo and Juliet

Paramahansa Yogananda photo

„Be afraid of nothing. Hating none, giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone, and having but one desire - for His constant presence in the temple of your consciousness - that is the way to live in this world.“

—  Paramahansa Yogananda Yogi, a guru of Kriya Yoga and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship 1893 - 1952

Source: In the Sanctuary of the Soul: A Guide to Effective Prayer

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„The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.“

—  George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950

This has been attributed to Orwell on the internet, but the earliest source citing him as author appears to be a post from Jsnip4 on the RealistNews.net forum (15 February 2011) http://www.realistnews.net/Thread-realist-news-was-the-capital-gains-tax-just-removed-regarding-bullion. Prior to this, the statement occurred, without attribution to Orwell, in an opinion piece by columnist Selwyn Duke http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/duke/090506, "Stopping Truth At The Border: Banning Michael Savage From Britain" (6 May 2009) https://web.archive.org/web/20150701002957/http://www.conservativecrusader.com/articles/stopping-truth-at-the-border-banning-michael-savage-from-britain.

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Bob Marley photo

„Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Song lyrics
Context: Life is one big road with lots of signs,
So when you riding through the ruts,
Don't you complicate your mind
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy
Don't bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality

"Wake Up and Live!” on Survival (1979)

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„Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.“

—  Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014

Nearly identical quote attributed to a 1995 TV show, Touched by an Angel https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0732136/quotes: Tess: No, hate has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it's never solved one yet.

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Ludwig von Mises photo

„The masses do not like those who surpass them in any regard. The average man envies and hates those who are different.“

—  Ludwig von Mises austrian economist 1881 - 1973

Source: The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science

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„I hate speaking in front of a large audience. I don't know where it came from…but its just this gut-wrenching fear of slipping up and doing something horrible.“

—  Leonardo DiCaprio American actor and film producer 1974


Bobby Fischer photo

„Jews hate nature and the natural order, because it's pure and beautiful, and also because it's bigger and stronger than they are, and they feel that they can not fully control it. Nature's beauty and harmony stands in stark contrast to their squalidness and ugliness, and that makes them hate it all the more. Jews are destroyers. They are anti-humans.“

—  Bobby Fischer American chess prodigy, chess player, and chess writer 1943 - 2008

Radio Interview, February 19 2005 http://www.geocities.jp/bobbby_b/mp3/F_31_2.MP3I studied that first Karpov-Kasparov match for a year and a half before I cracked it, what they were doing, and discovered that it was all prearranged move-by-move. There's no doubt of it in my mind.Now chess is completely dead. It is all just memorization and prearrangement. It’s a terrible game now. Very uncreative.

Benito Mussolini photo

„You cannot get rid of me because I am and always will be a socialist. You hate me because you still love me.“

—  Benito Mussolini Duce and President of the Council of Ministers of Italy. Leader of the National Fascist Party and subsequent Republican… 1883 - 1945

Denis Mack Smith, Mussolini: A Biography (1983) p. 8. As quoted by Mussolini after he was expelled from the Italian Socialist Party in 1914.

Kurt Cobain photo

„If it was up to me, I'd get more oil tanker drivers drunk. I don’t value music much. I like the Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney. I like Led Zeppelin, but I hate Robert Plant. I like the Who, but I hate Roger Daltrey.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

As quoted in The NIRVANA Reader: 1988 – 1992 (Published December 2008).
Interviews (1989-1994), Print

Hermann Göring photo

„The Russians are primitive folk. Besides, Bolshevism is something that stifles individualism and which is against my inner nature. Bolshevism is worse than National Socialism — in fact, it can't be compared to it. Bolshevism is against private property, and I am all in favor of private property. Bolshevism is barbaric and crude, and I am fully convinced that that atrocities committed by the Nazis, which incidentally I knew nothing about, were not nearly as great or as cruel as those committed by the Communists. I hate the Communists bitterly because I hate the system. The delusion that all men are equal is ridiculous. I feel that I am superior to most Russians, not only because I am a German but because my cultural and family background are superior. How ironic it is that crude Russian peasants who wear the uniforms of generals now sit in judgment on me. No matter how educated a Russian might be, he is still a barbaric Asiatic. Secondly, the Russian generals and the Russian government planned a war against Germany because we represented a threat to them ideologically. In the German state, I was the chief opponent of Communism. I admit freely and proudly that it was I who created the first concentration camps in order to put Communists in them. Did I ever tell you that funny story about how I sent to Spain a ship containing mainly bricks and stones, under which I put a single layer of ammunition which had been ordered by the Red government in Spain? The purpose of that ship was to supply the waning Red government with munitions. That was a good practical joke and I am proud of it because I wanted with all my heart to see Russian Communism in Spain defeated finally.“

—  Hermann Göring German politician and military leader 1893 - 1946

To Leon Goldensohn (28 May 1946)
The Nuremberg Interviews (2004)

Michael Jackson photo

„Beat me, hate me
You can never break me
Will me, thrill me
You can never kill me.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

HIStory: Past, Present & Future, Book I (1995)

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Justin Bieber photo

„The girls show up wearing nothing. I can’t lie, I’m 16, I don’t hate it. I don’t have a girlfriend.“

—  Justin Bieber Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1994

Vibe "Justin Bieber on Photo Shoots, Puberty, 2Pac & Drake" http://www.vibe.com/article/justin-bieber-photo-shoots-puberty-2pac-drake, 22 July 2010

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„The main thing:… not to let myself be defined by history, not to take it as an excuse—despise it in those who hide their personal insignificance behind it—and yet know it, in order to understand people and above all to see through them“

—  Peter Handke Austrian writer, playwright and film director 1942

my hatred of history as a refuge for be-nothings
Source: Das Gewicht der Welt [The Weight of the World], p. 11

Anthony Hopkins photo

„I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world because they'd never expect it.“

—  Jack Handey American comedian 1949

Deep Thoughts: Inspiration for the Uninspired (1992), Berkley Books, ISBN 0-425-13365-6

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Ariana Grande photo

„I hate Americans; I hate America.“

—  Ariana Grande American singer-songwriter 1993

At a Los Angeles doughnut shop http://friesian.com/antiam.htm (4 July 2015), as quoted in "Ariana Grande: 'I Hate Americans. I Hate America.'" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb3i1dejBsI (8 July 2015), TMZ

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„I hate Communism because it is the negation of liberty and because humanity is for me unthinkable without liberty.“

—  Mikhail Bakunin Russian revolutionary, philosopher, and theorist of collectivist anarchism 1814 - 1876

As quoted in Michael Bakunin (1937) by E.H. Carr, p. 356<!-- New York: NY, Vintage Books -->
Context: I hate Communism because it is the negation of liberty and because humanity is for me unthinkable without liberty. I am not a Communist, because Communism concentrates and swallows up in itself for the benefit of the State all the forces of society, because it inevitably leads to the concentration of property in the hands of the State, whereas I want the abolition of the State, the final eradication of the principle of authority and the patronage proper to the State, which under the pretext of moralizing and civilizing men has hitherto only enslaved, persecuted, exploited and corrupted them. I want to see society and collective or social property organized from below upwards, by way of free association, not from above downwards, by means of any kind of authority whatsoever.

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„Only man can be hateful or ugly, because he possesses a free will to cut himself off from the chorus of praise. It often seems that he will succeed in drowning out this chorus with his cannon thunder, curses, and blasphemy. But it has become clear to me this spring that he cannot.“

—  Sophie Scholl White Rose member 1921 - 1943

As quoted in O<sub>2</sub> : Breathing New Life Into Faith (2008) by Richard Dahlstrom, p. 223; this source is disputed as it does not cite an original document for the quote.
Context: Isn't it bewildering … that everything is so beautiful, despite all the horrors that exist? Lately I've noticed something grand and mysterious peering into my sheer joy in all that is lovely — the sense of a Creator whom innocent creation worships with its beauty. Only man can be hateful or ugly, because he possesses a free will to cut himself off from the chorus of praise. It often seems that he will succeed in drowning out this chorus with his cannon thunder, curses, and blasphemy. But it has become clear to me this spring that he cannot. And so I must try to throw myself on the side of the victor.

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„Hate is easy. Kind is a mindset.“

—  RJ Intindola (Gandolfo)


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„If you take the tough decisions, people will hate you today, but they will love you in generations.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Source: movie The Iron Lady

„The world hates a hypocrite. You cannot want a safe, secure, moral environment for White children, then act like you had no idea what the word noble means.“

—  David Lane (white nationalist) American white supremacist, convicted felon 1938 - 2007

Drugs and Governments
Focus Fourteen

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