Hate Speech

Sunday, March 10, 2019 – Hate Speech

The view of Palestinians is simple, the Europeans treated the Jews badly culminating in the Holocaust and they gave them our land as compensation. Of course, we say it’s our land, the Torah says it, but they don’t believe in the Torah – so that’s the reason there is not peace. ~ Senator Charles Schumer

I regret exceedingly that the disputes between the Protestants and Roman Catholics should be carried to the serious alarming height mentioned in your letters. Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause; and I was not without hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy of the present age would have put an effectual stop to contentions of this kind. ~ George Washington, letter to Sir Edward Newenham, 22 June 1792

Religion carries two sorts of people in two entirely opposite directions: the mild and gentle people it carries towards mercy and justice; the persecuting people it carries into fiendish sadistic cruelty. Mind you, though this may seem to justify the eighteenth-century Age of Reason in its contention that religion is nothing but an organized, gigantic fraud and a curse to the human race, nothing could be farther from the truth. It possesses these two aspects, the evil one of the two appealing to people capable of naïve hatred; but what is actually happening is that when you get natures stirred to their depths over questions which they feel to be overwhelmingly vital, you get the bad stirred up in them as well as the good, the mud as well as the water. It doesn’t seem to matter much which sect you have, for both types occur in all sects. ~ Alfred North Whitehead

Take away hatred from some people, and you have men without faith. ~ Eric Hoffer

To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the creeds. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. ~ Blaise Pascal

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. ~ James Baldwin

Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values. ~ Jose Ortega y Gasset

Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Hate is a lack of imagination. ~ Graham Greene

You either love or you hate. You live in the middle, you get nothing. ~ Charlie Sheen

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. ~ H. L. Mencken

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. ~ Charles de Gaulle

Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil. ~ Horatio Nelson

Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. ~ Richard M. Nixon

Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Love is wise; hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other; we have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things that we don’t like. We can only live together in that way. But if we are to live together, and not die together, we must learn a kind of charity and a kind of tolerance, which is absolutely vital to the continuation of human life on this planet. ~ Bertrand Russell

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. ~ Confucius

I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him. ~ Booker T. Washington

The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring. ~ Victor Hugo

Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him. ~ Voltaire

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. ~ William Blake

You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue. ~ William Blake

To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate someone else’s type of thinking. ~ William James

Only the unloved hate, the unloved and the unnatural. ~ Charlie Chaplin

Race-hate isn’t human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature. ~ Orson Welles

The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors. ~ Francis Bacon

We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

People hate as they love, unreasonably. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

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

I hate small towns because once you’ve seen the cannon in the park there’s nothing else to do. ~ Lenny Bruce

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants. ~ A. Whitney Brown

I hate flowers. I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move. ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks. ~ Steve Martin

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. ~ John Steinbeck

I don’t like spinach, and I’m glad I don’t, because if I liked it I’d eat it, and I just hate it. ~ Clarence Darrow

Listen kid, take my advice. Never hate a song that has sold half a million copies. ~ Irving Berlin

I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions, adding that no general proposition is worth a damn. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

If beggars do not hate the rest of us, they are even more abject than I had imagined. ~ Mason Cooley

People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius. ~ Jerry Lewis

‘I hate you’ she said to me one afternoon. ‘I really, really hate you.’ Call me sensitive, but I couldn’t help but take it personally. ~ David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. ~ William Congreve

I hate victims who respect their executioners. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. ~ Will Rogers

It is a curious subject of observation and inquiry, whether hatred and love be not the same thing at bottom. Each, in its utmost development, supposes a high degree of intimacy and heart-knowledge; each renders one individual dependent for the food of his affections and spiritual life upon another; each leaves the passionate lover, or the no less passionate hater, forlorn and desolate by the withdrawal of his object. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me. ~ Hunter S. Thompson

There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as ‘moral indignation,’ which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue. ~ Erich Fromm

I hate rarely, though when I hate, I hate murderously. ~ Anaïs Nin

Hate must make a man productive. Otherwise one might as well love. ~ Karl Kraus

Hatred is one long wait. ~ René Maran

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