HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

September 17, 2007
Wisdom from Polonius


Cyril Connolly

There is no hate without fear. Hate is crystallized fear, fear’s dividend, fear objectified. We hate what we fear and so where hate is, fear will be lurking. Thus we hate what threatens our person, our liberty, our privacy, our income, our popularity, our vanity and our dreams and our plans for ourselves.


Karl Kraus

Hate must make a person productive; otherwise one might as well love.


Henry David Thoreau

Hate can pardon more than love.


Milan Kundera

Hate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary.


Marianne Moore

Hate-hardened heart, O heart of iron,
iron is iron till it is rust.
There never was a war that was
not inward; I must
fight till I have conquered in myself what
causes war, but I would not believe it.


Samuel Johnson

Men hate more steadily than they love.


Mario Puzo

Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.


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