„I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.“

—  Booker T. Washington, Chapter XI: Making Their Beds Before They Could Lie On Them. This statement was quoted in Charm and Courtesy in Conversation (1904) by Frances Bennett Callaway, p. 153 as "I permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him." It has also often been paraphrased in various other ways:
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„They cannot degrade Frederick Douglass. The soul that is within me no man can degrade. I am not the one that is being degraded on account of this treatment, but those who are inflicting it upon me…“

—  Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
Upon being forced to leave a train car due to his color, as quoted in Up from Slavery (1901), Ch. VI: "Black Race And Red Race, the penalty of telling the truth, of telling the simple truth, in answer to a series of strange questions", by Booker T. Washington

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„I hate no black man. I hate no brown man. The same God that made me put them there too. My God is not only for Afrikaners.“

—  P. W. Botha South African prime minister 1916 - 2006
Addressing the Transvaal NP Congress on 18 September 1979, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 25

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„I am conscious of a soul-sense that lifts me above the narrow, cramping circumstances of my life. My physical limitations are forgotten- my world lies upward, the length and the breadth and the sweep of the heavens are mine!“

—  Helen Keller, The Story of My Life: With Her Letters (1887 1901) and a Supplementary Account of Her Education Including Passages from the Reports and Letters of Her Teacher Anne Mansfield Sullivan by John Albert Macy

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„Formerly an anti-Semite was somebody who hated Jews because they were Jews and had a Jewish soul. But nowadays an anti-Semite is somebody who is hated by Jews.“

—  Hajo Meyer Dutch physicist 1924 - 2014
Quoted in Graeme Murray and Chris Watt, " Auschwitz survivor: 'Israel acts like Nazis' http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics/auschwitz-survivor-israel-acts-like-nazis-1.1000918", Sunday Herald, January 24, 2010. Retrieved on March 27, 2010.

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„One may not give one's soul to a devil of hate — and remain forever scatheless.“

—  Eugene O'Neill American playwright, and Nobel laureate in Literature 1888 - 1953
Father Baird: Act 3, Scene 1.

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„I loved my country, and I hated him.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
The Vision of Judgment, lxxxiii, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„I reminisce on park jams, my man was shot for his sheep coat
chocolate blunts will make me see him drop in my weed smoke“

—  Nas American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur 1973
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„How my soul hates This language,
Which makes life itself a lie,
Flattering dust with eternity.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
Act I, scene 2.

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