“It’s a sign of your own worth sometimes if you are hated by the right people.” — Miles Franklin, The End of My Career
“The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.” — Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice
“Hate, in the long run, is about as nourishing as cyanide.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Commencement Address, Fredonia College, New York (1978-05-20)
“Never let yourself hate any person. It is the most devastating weapon of one’s enemies.” — Dr. Thomas Norval Hepburn, Letter to his daughter, Katharine Hepburn (1928-05-12)
“’I hate my enemy with a hate as bitter as the hate he bears me, and I would do that to him that would for all time weaken both him and his power against me,’ muttered the man.
“The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.” — Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, and Other Aphorisms