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40 Quotes on Hate — Facing the Darkness

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Hate is a feeling that we all experience at some point in our lives. It’s easy to feel hate, especially if you’ve been hurt by someone you love or trusted. Hatred is a deep-rooted emotion that can stain your soul and consume your intelligence. If you’ve ever experienced hate, you’re probably familiar with how destructive and bad it can be.

Even though it is human nature to feel hatred, we should not allow our feelings to overwhelm us.

We have curated the list of inspiring, insightful hate quotes, illuminating the journey from bitterness to acceptance and the healing power of love.

Quotes on Hate 

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Hate is a corrosive emotion, born from the ashes of betrayal and fueled by the profound wounds of emotional injury. It consumes one’s empathy, and the person becomes a sadist unintentionally.

  1. “Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.” – George Bernard Shaw
  2. “Hatred is self-punishment. Do you think they’re feeling bad because you hate them?” – Michelle Cohen Corasanti
  3. “Sometimes I wonder if I’m as famous for my wheelchair and disabilities as I am for my discoveries.”– Stephen Hawking
  4. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”– The Dalai Lama
  5. “Our lack of forgiveness makes us hate, and our lack of compassion makes us hard-hearted. Pride in our hearts makes us resentful and keeps our memory in a constant whirlwind of passion and self-pity.” – Mother Angelica
  6. “When we don’t know who to hate, we hate ourselves.” – Chuck Palahniuk
  7. “You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate.” – Bryant H. McGill
  8. “Hatred is like fire. It makes even light rubbish deadly.” – George Elliot
  9. “Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?”– Ernest Gaine
  10. “When you really know somebody you can’t hate them. Or maybe it’s just that you can’t really know them until you stop hating them.” – Orson Scott Card

Quotes on Hate and Its Impact

  1. “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King
  2. “Hatred is a cold fire, and it gives no warmth.” – Laurell K. Hamilton
  3. “Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear, and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.”– Lester B. Pearson
  4. “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
  5. “I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.” – Booker T. Washington
  6. “Hate is like water in a dry gulch. The longer it runs, the deeper it digs.” – Ken Alstad
  7. “Attacking people with disabilities is the lowest display of power I can think of.”– Morgan Freeman
  8. “If you learn to hate one or two persons, you’ll soon hate millions of people.” – Jerry Spinelli
  9. “Hate the sin, love the sinner.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  10. “Hatred makes us all ugly.” — Laurell K. Hamilton

Best Hate Quotes & Sayings

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Hate is something that we all experience, and it’s hard to resist when we are at a peak of our emotions. I hope that these quotes will help you overcome this dark place and let the light back into your life.

  1. “The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.” – Eldridge Cleaver
  2. “Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.” ― Muhammad Ali
  3.  “Hate can never defeat love when that love is exercised in the power of the One whose nature is love. The light of God’s love will dispel the darkness.” ― Sammy Tippit
  4. “Don’t hate what you don’t understand.”–  John Lennon
  5. “Hate is a bottomless cup; I will pour and pour.” – Euripedes
  6. “Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.” – Cyril Connolly
  7. “The haters always scream the loudest.” – Tucker Max 
  8. “To hate everything is to be wounded by everything.” — Marty Rubin
  9. “No one is born hating another person because of the color 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
  10. “Hate wins when you choose not to make things.” – Dan Norris
  11. “Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.” — James A. Baldwin
  12. “Hate hurts the hater more’n the hated.” ― Madeline L’Engle

Quotes on Hate and Overcoming It

  1. “Those people, who hate you, envy your freedom.” – Santosh Kalwar
  2. “Fear leads to Anger, Anger leads to Hate, Hate leads to Suffering.” — Yoda
  3. “Love makes everything lovely; hate concentrates itself on the one thing hated.”  – George MacDonald
  4. “I hate rarely, though when I hate, I hate murderously.” – Anaïs Nin
  5.  “In order to confront hatred, we must learn to live in love and be able to resist the temptation of showing hate and acting in retaliation.” ― Sunday Adelaja
  6. “When you love, you are immortal, when you hate, you are already dead, despite being alive.” ― Abhijit Naskar
  7. “Darkness cannot drive darkness; Light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; Love can do that.”– Martin Luther King
  8. “Hate is like fire; it burns those who hold it.” — Alden Loveshade
  9. “Hatred is a feeling that leads to the extinction of values.” ― Jose Saramago
  10. “Hate and mistrust are the children of blindness.” — William Watson
  11. “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” ― Buddha
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Prachi Pant
A proud daughter, sister, and writer who loves poetry and can scribble rhymes. Coffee keeps me going, and so does my work.
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