A man's hatred
is always concentrated upon that
which makes him
conscious
of his bad qualities.

 -- Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

 

 

 People hate those who make
 them feel their own inferiority.


 

Earl of  Chesterfield
 
(1694-1773)

Love, friendship, respect,  do not unite
people as much as a common hatred
for something.
 -- Anton Pavlovich Chekho
v

 

                                                  

 

Beware the leader who bangs the drum of war in
order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor.
For patriotism is indeed a double- edged sword.
It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows
the mind. And when the drums of war have reached
a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the
 mind has closed, the leader will have no rights
of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with
fear and up all of their rights to the leader and
gladly so. How do I know? For this is what
I have done. And I am Julius Caesar."  

Attributed to Julius Caesar 
 
by some, but disputed by others.
See 
this and this. Nevertheless
the content may be right whether
Caesar said it or not.

 

 

 

 

"I passionately hate the idea of being
with it; I think an artist has always
to be out of step with his time."  

Race hate isn't human nature; race hate
s the abandonment of human nature." 

ORSON WELLES

 

 

Unity and self-sacrifice, of themselves,
 even when fostered by the most noble
 means, produce a facility for hating.
Even when men league themselves
 mightily together to promote tolerance
 and peace on earth, they are likely to be
 violently intolerant toward those not of
 a like mind.

 

ERIC HOFFER

Whence come these hatreds...?
They are an expression of a desperate
 effort to suppress an awareness of our
 inadequacy, worthlessness, guilt and
 other shortcomings of the self. Self-
contempt is here transmuted into hatred
 of others- and there is a most determined
and persistent effort to mask this switch.

 

 Passionate hatred can give
 meaning and purpose to
n empty life

We do not usually look for allies
 when we love. Indeed, we often
 look on those who love with us
as rivals and trespassers.
But we always look for allies
 when we hate.

We are unified both by hating in common
 and by being hated in
common.

 

 

  Much that passes as idealism is disguised
hatred or disguised love of power.

Few people can be happy unless they hate some
other person, nation, or
creed.

BERTRAND RUSSEL

 

 

 

 

 

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