It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.— Andre Gide
Satisfaction Love Not Hate quotations
Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.
Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.
I think what motivates people is not great hate, but great love for other people.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
I love peace and quiet, I hate politics and turmoil.
We women are not made for governing, and if we are good women, we must dislike these masculine occupations.
One can promise actions, but not feelings, for the latter are involuntary.
He who promises to love forever or hate forever or be forever faithful to someone is promising something that is not in his power.
The greatest need in the world is the transformation of human nature.
We need a new heart that will not have lust and greed and hate in it. We need a heart filled with love and peace and joy, and that is why Jesus came into the world.
Instead of hating the people you think are war-makers, hate the appetites and disorder in your own soul, which are the causes of war. If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed - but hate these things in yourself, not in another.
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
Hate no one, no matter how much they've wronged you.
Live humbly, no matter how wealthy you become. Think positively, no matter how hard life is. Give much, even if you've been given little. Keep in touch with the ones who have forgotten you, and forgive who has wronged you, and do not stop praying for the best for those you love.
The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference.
Indifference creates evil. Hatred is evil itself. Indifference is what allows evil to be strong, what gives it power.
Life is like any other contact sport;
you’re gonna get your knocks. But it’s not the knocks that count, it’s how you handle them. If you handle them with anger, distrust, jealousy, hate, this in return is what you’re going to get. But if you handle these knocks with love and understanding, they don’t mean much. They just dissipate.
What I'm not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period.
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate
You call me a misanthrope because I avoid society.
You err; I love society. Yet in order not to hate people, I must avoid their company.
If you’re a Kanye West fan, you’re not a fan of me, you’re a fan of yourself. You will believe in yourself. I’m just the espresso.
A Christian is not somebody who stays away from all the wicked things he loves and clings to all the righteous things he hates so that he can go to heaven. The fear of the Christian is not going to hell. The fear of the Christian is being separated from Christ.
You are done for - a living dead man - not when you stop loving but stop hating.
Hatred preserves: in it, in its chemistry, resides the mystery of life.
The opposite of love is not hate. It is fear.
I support the world and love everybody.
It's about spreading love and breaking down barriers, not building up hate.
You can’t make yourself closer to God by hating someone else, whether you believe it’s righteous anger or not. The relationship between Soul—which is you—and God is one of love. And where there’s pure love, there is no room for anger of any kind.
Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it's not an issue of black and white, it's an issue of Lovers and Haters.
It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.
I love the saliheen (pious people) even though I’m not one of them, and I hate the taliheen (evil people) even though I (may be) worse than them.
That your enemies have been created is God's doing;
that they hate you and wish to ruin you is their own doing. What should you say about them in your mind? "Lord be merciful to them, forgive them their sins, put the fear of God in them, change them!" You are loving in them not what they are, but what you would have them to become.
People think we had a love-hate relationship.
Well, I did not love him, nor did I hate him. We had mutual respect for each other, even as we both planned each other's murder.
Treacherous people do not last only memories of their treason last.
So will it last with emotions mixed, of love and hate for treacherous ones.
I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that!