Oderint, dum metuant. Let them hate, so long as they fear. Accius
Quoted in Seneca Dialogues,'De Ira'.
Candida me docuit nigras odisse puellas. Odero si potero. Si non, invitus amabo. A white girl instructed me to hate black girls. I shall hate them if I can. If not, I shall love themagainst my will. Anonymous
c.1c AD Graffito found in Pompeii. In Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum I V,1520.
In the nightmare of the dark All the dogs of Europe bark, And the living nations wait, Each sequestered in its hate. W(ystan) H(ugh) Auden
'In Memory of W.B.Yeats', pt.3.
You will soon hate me as much as you love me now, for you assume an authority in the affairs of the church to which I shall never assent. Thomas a' , Saint Becket
c.1160 Remark to Henry II. Quoted in J R Green A Short History of the English People (1915), vol.1, ch.2, section 8.
Listen kid, take myadvicenever hate a song that has sold half a million copies. Irving originally Israel Baline Berlin
Comment to the young Cole Porter, attributed.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Atimeto be born, and atimeto die; atimetoplant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; Atimetoweep, and atimeto laugh; atimetomourn, and a time to dance: A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Bible (Old Testament)
Ye have heard that it hath been said,Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hatethineenemy.But Isayuntoyou,Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to themthat hate you, and pray for them whichdespitefully use you, and persecute you. Bible (NewTestament)
St Matthew 5:43^4.
Nomancanservetwomasters: foreitherhewill hatethe one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Bible (NewTestament)
St Matthew 6:24.
Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. William Blake
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,'The Argument'.
Dance on this ball-floor thin and wan, Use him as though you love him; Court him, elude him, reel and pass, And let him hate you through the glass. Edmund Charles Blunden
'The Midnight Skaters'.
Ma s grande es el odio que nos ha inspirado la Pen|nsula, que el mar que nos separa de ella; menos dif|cil es unir los dos continentes, que reconciliar los esp|ritus de ambos pa|ses. The hate that the Iberian peninsula has inspired in us is broader than the sea which separates us from it; it is less difficult to join both continents than to join both countries'souls. Simo n Bol| var
'Carta de Jamaica' (translated as The Jamaica Letter,1977).
God wasgood onthephysical and emotional sides and a great one for hate. He generously spilled his own hate into his dearest creation. Wilson
Enderby's Dark Lady.
As he drew near, he gazed upon the gate Ne'er to be entered more by him or Sin, With such a glance of supernatural hate, As made Saint Peter wish himself within; He pattered with his keys at a great rate, And sweated through his apostolic skin: Of course his perspiration was but ichor, Or some such other spiritual liquor. Rochdale
The Vision of Judgement, stanza 25.
If you hate a man, though only in secret, never trust him, because hate is hardly to be hidden. Jane Baillie ne e Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle
Quoted in Alexander Carlyle (ed) New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle (1903),'Mrs Carlyle's Notebook'.
Odi et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse requiris. nescio sed fieri sentio et excrucior. I hate and I love.You ask me to explain, perhaps. I don't know.But I feel it happen and the pain is dreadful. Catullus full name Gaius Valerius Catullus
In friendship false, implacable in hate: Resolved to ruin or to rule the state. John Dryden
Absalom and Achitophel, pt.1, l.173^4.
Politicians neither love nor hate. John Dryden
Absalom and Achitophel, pt.1, l.223.
Arms, and the man I sing, who, forced by fate, And haughty Juno's unrelenting hate, Expelled and exiled, left theTrojan shore. John Dryden
Aeneis (his translation of Virgil's Aeneid), bk.1, l.1^3.
I hate all that don't love me, and slight all that do. George Farquhar
The Constant Couple, act1, sc.2.
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my countryand betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. E(dward) M(organ) Forster
Two Cheers for Democracy,'What I Believe'.
'I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes,'she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always those damned dishes. Marilyn French
The Women's Room, bk.1, ch.21.
Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favour fire. But if I had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. Robert Lee Frost
'Fire and Ice', complete poem.
I write because I hate being told. I didn't realise that for a long while. I thought it was I hated: that the unfairnesses that were explained as were wasn't. Janice Galloway
HOW IT IS LIFE JUST HOW IT ISJUST HOW IT IS. BUT HOW IT IS1993 'Objective Truth and the Grinding Machine'. In Brown and Munro (eds) Writers Writing (1993).
Familles! je vous hais! Foyers clos; portes referme es; possessions jalouses du bonheur. Families! I hate you! Enclosed hallways, shut doors, jealous possessions of happiness. Andre Paul Guillaume Gide
Les Nourritures terrestres, pt.4.
You've got to be taught to be afraid Of people whose eyes are oddly made, Of people whose skin is a different shade. You've got to be carefully taught. You've got to be taught before it's too late, Before you are six or seven or eight, To hate all the people your relatives hate. You've got to be carefully taught. Oscar, II Hammerstein
'You've Got to Be Carefully Taught', song from South Pacific (music by Richard Rodgers).
We can scarcely hate any one that we know. William Hazlitt
Table Talk, vol.2,'On Criticism'.
The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough. William Hazlitt
The Plain Speaker,'On the Pleasure of Hating'.
I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. Henry James
Remark to his niece. Quoted in Leon Edel The Letters of Henry James (1953^72), vol.4, introduction.
I hate a fellow whom pride, or cowardice, or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl; let him come out as I do, and bark. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson
Remark,10 Oct, alluding to Jeremiah Markland. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.4.
La haine est toujours plus clairvoyante et plus inge nieuse que l'amitie . Hate is always more clairvoyant and ingenious than friendship. Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos
Les Liaisons dangereuses, letter113.
Really I suppose what I hate myself most on is showing other people where to dig, not having time to do intensiveand exclusive digging myself.Iama dowserand not a navvy. Q(ueenie) D(orothy) Leavis
Quoted in the Times Literary Supplement, 8 Sep1989.
No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, theycan be taught to love, for love comesmore naturally to the human heart than its opposite. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Long Walk to Freedom.
It lies not in our power to love, or hate, For will in us is overruled by fate. When two are stripped, lo ere the course begin We wish that one should lose, the other win; And one especially do we affect Of two gold ingots, like in each respect. The reason no man knows, let it suffice, What we behold is censured by our eyes. Where both deliberate, the love is slight; Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight? Christopher Marlowe
Hero and Leander (published1598), pt.1, l.167^76.
What though the field be lost? All is not lost; the unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield. John Milton
Satan addressing the fallen angels. Paradise Lost (published1667), bk.1, l.105^8.
For never can true reconcilement grow Where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep. John Milton
Satan. Paradise Lost (published1667), bk.4, l.98^9.
That space the Evil One abstracted stood From his own evil, and for the time remained Stupidly good, of enmity disarmed, Of guile, of hate, of envy, of revenge. John Milton
Satan gazes upon Eve. Paradise Lost (published1667), bk.9, l.463^6.
One foot in Eden still, I stand And look across the other land. The world's great day isgrowing late, Yet strange these fields that we have planted So long with crops of love and hate. Edwin Muir
One Foot in Eden,'One Foot in Eden'.
Boys' hate was dangerous, it was keen and bright, a miraculous birthright, like Arthur's sword snatched out of the stone. Alice ne e Laidlaw Munro
Lives of Girls and Women,'Changes and Ceremonies'.
Sacred Heart o' Jesus, take away our hearts o' stone, and give us hearts o'flesh! Take away this murdherin' hate, an'give usThine own eternal love! Da i bh| dh OÅ Bruadair
JUNO:1924 Juno and the Paycock, act 3.
Ah! je l'ai trop aime pour ne le point ha|«r ! Oh! I loved him too much not to hate him now! Jean Racine
Andromaque, act 2, sc.1.
O mes petites amoureuses, Que je vous hais! Oh my little mistresses, How I hate you! (Jean Nicolas) Arthur Rimbaud
Poe sies,'Mes petites amoureuses'.
'Would you just as soon get off the earth?' holding ourselves aloof in pride of distinction saying to ourselves this costs us nothing as though hate has no cost as though hate ever grewanything worth growing. Carl Sandburg
On'the red men'.The People,Yes.
The poet must be free to love or hate as the spirit moves him, freeto change, freeto be a chameleon, freetobe an enfant terrible. He must above all never worry about his effect on other people.Power requires that one do just that all the time. Power requires that the inner person never be unmasked.No, we poetshavetogo naked. And since this is so, it is better that we stay private people; a naked public person would be rather ridiculous, what? May Sarton
Hilary Stevens. Mrs Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing, pt.2.
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw
PastorAnderson toJudith Anderson. The Devil's Disciple, act 2.
If there is anything I hate in a woman, it's want of character. George Bernard Shaw
MrsWarren. MrsWarren's Profession, act 2.
All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurnme, thycreature, towhomthou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us. 782 Mary Godwin Shelley
Frankenstein's monster. Frankenstein, ch.10.
O cease! must hate and death return, Cease! must men kill and die? Cease! drain not to its dregs the urn Of bitter prophecy. The world is weary of the past, Oh, might it die or rest at last! Percy Bysshe Shelley
I hate liberality. Nine times out of ten it is cowardiceand the tenth time, lack of principle. HenryAddington, 1stViscount Sidmouth
The greatest deliberative body in the worldhas too often been debased to the level of a forum of hate and character assassination sheltered by the shield of congressional immunity. Margaret Chase Smith
'Declaration of Conscience'address to the Senate,1 Jun, denouncing accusations by SenatorJoseph R McCarthy.
They have no education, no taste for reading, no housewifery, nor, indeed, any earthly occupation but that ofdressingtheirhair, andadorningtheirbodies.Theyhate walking, and would never go abroad, if they were not stimulated by the vanityof being seen Nothing can be more parsimonious than the economy of these people. They live upon soup and bouille, fish and salad. Tobias George Smollett
Of the nobility of Boulogne.Travels through France and Italy.
Sedulo curavi, humanas actiones non ridere, non lugare, neque detestari, sed intelligere. I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them. Baruch also known as Benedict de Spinoza Spinoza
TractatusTheologico-Politicus, bk.1, pt.4.
NempeAmor nihil aliud est, quam Laeititia concomitante idea causae externae; et Odium nihil aliud est, quamTristitia concomitante idea causae externae. Love is nothing else than pleasure accompanied by the idea of anexternal cause; and hatepainaccompanied by the idea of an external cause. Baruch also known as Benedict de Spinoza Spinoza
Ethics, bk.3, prop.13, note.
Thesecret of managing a ball club istokeepthefiveguys who hate you away from the five who are undecided. Casey (Charles Dillon) Stengel
Quoted in ColinJarmanThe Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
And you have only to look these happy couples in the face, to see they have never been in love, or in hate, or in any other high passion all their days. Robert Louis Stevenson
Virginibus Puerisque,'Virginibus Puerisque', pt.1.
London, hast thou accused me Of breach of laws, the root of strife? Within whose breast did boil to see, So fervent hot, thy dissolute life, That even the hate of sins that grow Within thy wicked walls so rife, For to break forth did convert so That terror could it not repress. Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
'London, hast thou accused me'.
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. Jonathan SwiftSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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