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.


Dislike what deserves it, but never hate: for that is of the nature of malice; which is almost ever to persons, not things, and is one of the blackest qualities sin begets in the soul.     

Willliam Penn

Hate always sells well, but for repeat trade and the long pull happiness is sounder merchandise.     

Robert A. Heinlein

Those who hate most fervently must have once loved deeply; those who want to deny the world must have once embraced what they now set on fire.     

Kurt Tucholsky

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

Cesar Pavese

Hate is a lack of imagination.     

Graham Greene

Hatreds are the cinders of affection.     

Sir Walter Ralegh

Hate is not a good counselor.     

Victoria Wolff

Hatred is the atmosphere of hell.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Hate misleads, fear distorts and love blinds.     

Tim Lebbon

Hatred unlocks no doors in heaven.     

William F. Devault

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.     

Lord Byron

Hatred makes us all ugly.     

Laurell K. Hamilton

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

Chuck Palahniuk

You lose a lot of time, hating people.     

Marian Anderson

Hate brings to men wars and fear!     

Gertrude Buckingham

Hatred is one long wait.     

Ren Maran

Hatred is self-punishment.     

Hosea Ballou

Hate less, live longer.     

Terri Guillemets

Hatred bounces.     

E. E. Cummings

It is not violence that best overcomes hate — nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.      

Charlotte Bronte

Love me or hate me, both are in my favour. If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart... If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.      

William Shakespeare

If you have been hated, you have also been loved.     

Henry James

Love those that hate you, but to love those one hates is impossible.      

Leo Tolstoy

If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.     

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