Hate Sayings and Quotes

Hate has a way of bringing out the worst in people. Whether used as a means to cover up feelings of fear or pain, hatred can quickly become all-consuming. If hate can be taught, so can love. Take a more constructive approach with the list of wise and insightful quotes on hate below.

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.     


From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.     


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

Henry Emerson Fosdick

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.     

Will Smith

Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.     

Marilyn Monroe

Hate must make a man productive. Otherwise one might as well love.     

Karl Kraus

All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.     

James Thurber

Hate cages all the good things about you.     

Terri Guillemets

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.     

Eldridge Cleaver

Hate is like water in a dry gulch. The longer it runs, the deeper it digs.     

Ken Alstad

Hate destroys the very structure of the personality of the hater.... when you start hating anybody, it destroys the very center of your creative response to life and the universe; so love everybody.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them.     

Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

I think that hate is a thing, a feeling, that can only exist where there is no understanding.     

Tennessee Williams

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one is born hating another person because of the colour 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.     

Nelson Mandela

That feelings of love and hate make rational judgments impossible in public affairs, as in private affairs, we can clearly enough see in others, though not so clearly in ourselves.     

Herbert Spencer

Hate is like a swordfish, working through water invisibly and then you see it coming with blood along its blade, but transparency disarms it.     

Pablo Neruda

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.     

Charlotte Bronte

Hatred is a cold fire, and it gives no warmth.     

Laurell K. Hamilton

Blunted unto goodness is the heart which anger never stirreth, but that which hatred swelleth, is keen to carve out evil.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

The worst enemy is one whose doctrines are founded in hate and are thus beyond debate.     

Tobsha Learner

Hatred is like fire--it makes even light rubbish deadly.     

George Elliot

It is easier to hate those we love, than love those whom we have hated.     

Norman MacDonald Maxims

Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate; a child who fears noises becomes the man who hates them.     

Cyril Connolly

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.     

Jonathan Swift

You never really hate anyone as much as someone you cared about once.     

Cassandra Clare

Hate is a bottomless cup; I will pour and pour.     


Others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win, unless you hate them. And then, you destroy yourself.     

Richard Nixon