Quotations About / On:
This filthy twentieth century. I hate its guts.
(A.L. (Alfred Leslie) Rowse (b. 1903), British historian, critic. Time (New York, Nov. 13, 1978).)
You must embrace the man you hate, if you cannot be justified in knocking him down.
(Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. Letter, January 15, 1753, first published 1774. The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, vol. 2, no. 297, ed. Charles Strachey (1901).)
Since we hate the same people, we should be friends.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
To really know someone is to have loved and hated him in turn.
(Marcel Jouhandeau (1888-1979), French writer. "Erotologie," Défense de l'enfer (1935).)
To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.
(Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish artist. Vogue (New York, November 1, 1956).)
I hated the idleness, the stupidity, the respectability, the petty unselfishness.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Where Angels Fear to Tread, ch. 5 (1905).
Miss Abbott speaking of the town of Sawston.)
The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
(Eldridge Cleaver (b. 1935), U.S. civil rights leader, writer. Soul on Ice (1968).
Written from Folsom Prison, California, June 25, 1965.)
Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. De Officiis, II, 34.)
Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
(Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), British novelist. Frankenstein, or A Modern Prometheus, ch. 23 (1818).)
Hate must make a person productive; otherwise one might as well love.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)