„I usually learn more from the situations I hate than the ones I love.“

Source: She's Come Undone

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„No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. … People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. … For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

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Variant: Madiba reminds us that: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart.”

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„I learned more about economics from one South Dakota dust storm than I did in all my years at college.“

—  Hubert H. Humphrey Vice-President of the USA under Lyndon B. Johnson 1911 - 1978

Quoted in "THE CONGRESS: Education of a Senator," http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,780085,00.html Time magazine ( 17 January 1949 http://books.google.com/books?id=8-jVAAAAMAAJ&q=%22I+learned+more+about+economics+from+one+south+dakota+dust+storm+than+I+did+in+all+my+years+at+college%22&pg=PA14#v=onepage)

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„I detect
More good than evil in humanity.
Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes,
And men grow better as the world grows old.“

—  Ella Wheeler Wilcox American author and poet 1850 - 1919

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Well worth the price of anguish. I detect
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Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes,
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„I hated him. I hated them all. They made me hate myself even more than I already did.“

—  Julie Anne Peters American writer 1952

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„So I say, if you cannot learn to love real art; at least learn to hate sham art and reject it.“

—  William Morris author, designer, and craftsman 1834 - 1896

Speech, London (10 March 1880).
Context: Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement: a sanded floor and whitewashed walls, and the green trees, and flowery meads, and living waters outside; or a grimy palace amid the smoke with a regiment of housemaids always working to smear the dirt together so that it may be unnoticed; which, think you, is the most refined, the most fit for a gentleman of those two dwellings?
So I say, if you cannot learn to love real art; at least learn to hate sham art and reject it. It is not because the wretched thing is so ugly and silly and useless that I ask you to cast it from you; it is much more because these are but the outward symbols of the poison that lies within them; look through them and see all that has gone to their fashioning, and you will see how vain labour, and sorrow, and disgrace have been their companions from the first — and all this for trifles that no man really needs!

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„I hate to lose more than I like to win.“

—  Larry Bird basketball player and coach 1956

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„I would like somebody to be hated more than I am.“

—  Dionysius I of Syracuse Sicilian tyrant -430 - -367 BC

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„In retrospect I would say from Donald Duck I have learned more about life than from all the schools I ever attended.“

—  Gottfried Helnwein Austrian photographer and painter 1948

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