Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves.
We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves.
Passionate hatreds can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
These people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance.
A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunies for battle.
The sage said, "The best thing is not to hate anyone, only to love. That is the only way out of it. As soon as you have forgiven those whom you hate, you have gotten rid of them. Then you have no reason to hate them; you just forget.
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable, even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
Hatred ever kills, love never dies. Such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.
Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
Without something to hate, we should lose the very spring of thought and action.