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Hatred Quotes

Hatred Quotes Hatred Bitterness

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-04-26

Scripture: Various

Author: Various


“Hatred is revenge against our own self for deeds committed by someone else." Author unknown

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride," The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline.

“People that hold onto hate for so long do so because they want to avoid dealing with their pain. They falsely believe if they forgive they are letting their enemy believe they are a doormat. What they don’t understand is hatred can’t be isolated or turned off. It manifests in their health, choices and belief systems. Their values and religious beliefs make adjustments to justify their negative emotions. Not unlike malware infesting a hard drive, their spirit slowly becomes corrupted and they make choices that don’t make logical sense to others. Hatred left unaddressed will crash a person’s spirit. The only thing he or she can do is to reboot, by fixing him or herself, not others. This might require installing a firewall of boundaries or parental controls on their emotions. Regardless of the approach, we are all connected on this "network of life" and each of us is responsible for cleaning up our spiritual registry.” Shannon L. Alder is a modern American author and blogger.

“Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.” Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919) was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States.

“I don’t have time to hate people who hate me because I’m too busy loving people who love me.” Author unknown

“Fear is the most debilitating emotion in the world, and it can keep you from ever truly knowing yourself and others - its adverse effects can no longer be overlooked or underestimated. Fear breeds hatred, and hatred has the power to destroy everything in its path.” Kevyn Aucoin (1962 – 2002) was an American make-up artist, photographer and author.

“Holding a grudge like letting someone live rent free in your head." Author unknown

“Hatred like love seeds on the nearest trifles. Everything adds to it. Just as the we love can do no wrong, so the one we hate can do no right." Honore de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright.

“Hatred, in the course of time, kills the unhappy wretch who delights in nursing it in his bosom.” Giacomo Casanova (1725 – 1798) was an Italian adventurer and author. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie is regarded as one of the best sources of 18th century European social life.

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

“Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.’ James A. Baldwin (1924 – 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic.

“For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.” Aeschylus (c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian playwright.

“Hatred is like acid—it will eat into your soul and kill you before you die.” J.M. White is a modern American poet, author and artist.

“Hatred is self-punishment.” Hosea Ballou (1771 – 1852) was an American Universalist clergyman.

“In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.” Mary Renault (1905 – 1983) was an English writer best known for herhistorical novels set in Ancient Greece.

“Hatred and fear blind us. We no longer see each other. We only see the faces of monsters, and that gives us the courage to destroy each other.” Thich Nhat Hanh (1926 - ) is a Vietnamese ZenBuddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist.

“Some of our criticisms are unjust and unfair. They may come out of partial knowledge, or out of willfulness representation. What is one, then, to do? First of all, quickly breathe a prayer for your critics and for yourself. It is harder to hate people after you have prayed for them.” E. Stanley Jones (1884–1


Many of the above quotes provide their own points of application. They do not necessarily represent the views of Orthodox Christianity; neither do they necessarily represent the views of Illustration Exchange.