Oderint, dum metuant. Let them hate, so
long as they fear. Accius Quoted in Seneca
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) Ecclesiastes 3:1^8.
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
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 Carmina, no.85.
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),
hate all that don't love me, and slight all that do. George Farquhar The Constant Couple, act1, sc.2.
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.
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
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'.
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),
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),
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.
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
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 'Hellas', l.1096^101.
hate liberality. Nine times out of ten it is cowardiceand the
tenth time, lack of principle. HenryAddington, 1stViscount Sidmouth Attributed.
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
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
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.
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 Swift Thoughts onVarious Subjects.