37 Quotes About Overcoming Hate


One of the best ways to overcome hate is by teaching love. These quotes about overcoming hate demonstrate the challenges we are faced with throughout our life.

“All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Dislike what deserves it, but never hate: for that is of the nature of malice; which is almost ever to persons, not things, and is one of the blackest qualities sin begets in the soul.”

“From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.”

“Hate always sells well, but for repeat trade and the long pull happiness is sounder merchandise.”

“Hate is a lack of imagination.”

“Hate is always a clash between our spirit and someone else’s body.”

“Hate is like a swordfish, working through water invisibly and then you see it coming with blood along its blade, but transparency disarms it.”

“Hate is like water in a dry gulch. The longer it runs, the deeper it digs.”

“Hate is not a good counselor.”

“Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate; a child who fears noises becomes the man who hates them.”

“Hate must make a man productive. Otherwise one might as well love.”

“Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.”

“Hatred is a cold fire, and it gives no warmth.”

“Hatred is one long wait.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

“I think that hate is a thing, a feeling, that can only exist where there is no understanding.”

“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.”

“It is easier to hate those we love, than love those whom we have hated.”

“It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.”

“Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.”

“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”

“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, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

“Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.”

“Others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win, unless you hate them. And then, you destroy yourself.”

“Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.”

“That feelings of love and hate make rational judgments impossible in public affairs, as in private affairs, we can clearly enough see in others, though not so clearly in ourselves.”

“The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.”

“The worst enemy is one whose doctrines are founded in hate and are thus beyond debate.”

“Those who hate most fervently must have once loved deeply; those who want to deny the world must have once embraced what they now set on fire.”

“We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them.”

“We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.”

“When we don’t know who to hate, we hate ourselves.”

“You lose a lot of time, hating people.”

“You never really hate anyone as much as someone you cared about once.”

“Somewhere deep down there’s a decent man in me, he just can’t be found.”

Some of the biggest challenges we are faced with in our life is negativity. This can be control first hand by removing negative self talk of ourselves first.

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