46 I Hate People Quotes to Help Cure Your Resentment for Humanity
There are cruel, selfish, and sometimes simply annoying individuals around us. Sometimes, it is healthy to vent these feelings so we don't take it out on others―use the 46 quotes below to help purge the hate.
Some of us may have days where we are just sick of people, where everyone annoys us, and we can't understand why we ever enjoyed the company of others. Others suffer from this for weeks, months, or years.
For many individuals who hold onto this hatred for years, it can lead them to take it out on others or sometimes even commit atrocious acts.
These feelings in and of themselves are not wrong, but we must learn to feel them without acting upon them. Once we have processed our feelings, we can take the next step to open our hearts to humanity again.
Read the following journey of 46 quotes from hate all the way to love and see if you can begin perceiving the human race in a different light―even just a little bit.
Margaret Smith’s quote: "I hate people. People make me pro-nuclear." | Image: AmoDays
Quotes about Hate, Hate, Hate
"I hate people like that...who have no pride in themselves." ― Katie Price
"I'm a very private person. I like staying home and doing my stuff. I hate people invading on my privacy. I hate talking about my private life." ― Gisele Bundchen
"I already explained this. I don't like you. True, I don't like most people, but I especially dislike you. I could start my own religion based on how much I dislike you." ― G.A. Aiken
"I hate people, but I love gatherings." ― Edna St. Vincent Millay
"I always hate it when people watch a musical, and they go, 'Oh, it's so unrealistic; no one just breaks into song in the middle of their day.' Yeah, they do—if they're me." — Zachary Levi
Charles Bukowski’s quote: "Do you hate people? I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around." | Image: AmoDays
"My solitude doesn't depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company." — Friedrich Nietzsche
"I hate people. People make me pro-nuclear." — Margaret Smith
"I hate people who over-intellectualize. It bores me deeply." — Carine Roitfeld
"I hate people who cry around me. I'm not friends with them anymore. Especially girls. 'Cause girls are crying all the time. It's like, 'Shut up.'" — Robert Pattinson
"I've never been afraid of the dark. I'm more afraid of the day, of people. I love the night. The solitude. Well, I don't love it. I don't feel love. I hate people, so I hope when I get there, it isn't crowded. I hope the light is a momentary phenomenon and the other side is completely black. And silent." — Julie Anne Peters
Charles Starkweather’s quote: "The more I looked at people, the more I hated them." | Image: AmoDays
"Do you hate people? I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around." — Charles Bukowski
"Why do I hate people? Who else is there to hate??" — Florence King
"The more I looked at people, the more I hated them." — Charles Starkweather
"I hate people saying anything stupid. I don't really suffer fools very well at all. When people are acting like idiots, not that I'm not guilty of doing the odd idiotic thing myself from time to time, but when people say stupid things, it stresses me out." — Joshua Jackson
"I hate people who say, 'Oh, I'm addicted to working out.' I just want to punch those people in the face." — Jennifer Lawrence
Sigmund Freud’s quote: "Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate." | Image: AmoDays
"I like someone who doesn't take life too seriously. I hate people who are a bit uptight." — Louis Tomlinson
"I hate being forced to do things. I hate people telling me what to do, so I'll do the complete opposite. It's a bit self-destructive sometimes." — Sky Ferreira
"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate." — Sigmund Freud
"I hate people who act too cool for school. Just own up to it, dude." — Wayne White
"I love humanity, but I hate people." — Edna St. Vincent Millay
Thought-Provoking Quotes on Hate and Love
Elie Wiesel‘s quote: "The opposite of love is not hate; it's indifference." | Image: AmoDays
"The opposite of love is not hate; it's indifference." — Elie Wiesel
"Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make." ― Euripides
"White people think when you love yourself, you hate them. No, when I love myself, they become irrelevant to me." — John Henrik Clarke
"Men are driven by two principal impulses, either by love or by fear." ― Niccolò Machiavelli
"Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them." ― Elvis Presley
Wayne Dyer’s quote: "Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world."
"Sometimes I wish it were a simpler world. I love and hate people. When I say I hate people, I really, truly mean it. Sometimes I think everyone should be dead; that the animals would be better off without people. But sometimes I go into the square, and I look at all the people passing me by, and it fulfills me―as long as they don't bother me. As long as they just walk past and don't ask me for anything, it's fine. I almost wish I could think about it in a mundane way." ― Willis Earl Beal
"In time, we hate that which we often fear." ― William Shakespeare
"The opposite of love is not hate. Hate is just love gone bad. The actual opposite of love is apathy. When you don't care a damn as to what happens to the other person." ― Amish Tripathi
"Hate looks like everybody else until it smiles." ― Tahereh Mafi
"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
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s quote: "I love humanity, but I hate people." | Image: AmoDays
"When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves." ― Chuck Palahniuk
"Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world." — Wayne Dyer
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." ― Martin Luther King Jr.
"When you really know somebody, you can't hate them. Or maybe it's just that you can't really know them until you stop hating them." ― Orson Scott Card
"No one is born hating another person because of the color 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." ― Nelson Mandela
Martin Luther King Jr’s quote: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." | Image: AmoDays
"Men build too many walls and not enough bridges." ― Joseph Fort Newton
"Now, there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, 'Love your enemies.' It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can't stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they'll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love, they will break down under the load. That's love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says, love. There's something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies." ― Martin Luther King Jr.
"I think what motivates people is not great hate, but great love for other people." ― Huey Newton
Roy T. Bennett’s quote: "More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate." | Image: AmoDays
"Hate the sin, love the sinner." ― Mahatma Gandhi
"In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment, I also love him. I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them... I destroy them." ― Orson Scott Card
"If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate." ― C. JoyBell C.
"More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate." ― Roy T. Bennett
"I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear." ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Quotes on Dealing with Haters
Eminem’s quote: "There's no in-between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it." | Image: AmoDays
"I'd rather have people hate me with the knowledge that I tried to save them." — Keith Green
"I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother." ― Martha Gellhorn
"There's no in-between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it." — Eminem
Keith Green’s quote: "I'd rather have people hate me with the knowledge that I tried to save them." | Image: AmoDays
While humanity has committed some extreme atrocities that shouldn't be swept under the rug, there is so much good to be found in the world if we just turn off the news for a moment and look around.
People from all walks of life are constantly coming together to feed the hungry, house the poor, provide free medical services for those who can't access it and so much more. Of course, some people are just annoying.
If you want to remember the good side of humanity, one way you can start doing so is by connecting with your community. Read these 40 quotes to inspire you to do just that.