„Lennon was somebody who was a born enemy of those who govern the United States. He was everything they hated.“

—  Gore Vidal

Quoted in the documentary The U.S. vs John Lennon (2006) — video excerpt at The Huffington Post (12 September 2006) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/09/12/video-john-lennon-was-_n_29293.html
2000s
Contexto: Lennon was somebody who was a born enemy of those who govern the United States. He was everything they hated. So I just say that he represented life, and is admirable; and Mr. Nixon and Mr. Bush represent death, and that is a bad thing.

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escritor estadounidense 1925 - 2012

Citas similares

„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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„It is easier to hate an enemy with much good in him than one who is all bad. We cannot hate those we despise.“

—  Eric Hoffer, libro The True Believer

The True Believer (1951), Part Three: United Action and Self-Sacrifice
Contexto: It is easier to hate an enemy with much good in him than one who is all bad. We cannot hate those we despise. The Japanese had an advantage over us in that they admired us more than we admired them. They could hate us more fervently than we could hate them. The Americans are poor haters in international affairs because of their innate feeling of superiority over all foreigners. An American's hatred for a fellow American (for Hoover or Roosevelt) is far more virulent than any antipathy he can work up against foreigners. It is of interest that the backward South shows more xenophobia than the rest of the country. Should Americans begin to hate foreigners wholeheartedly, it will be an indication that they have lost confidence in their own way of life. <!-- p. 96

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„We love those who hate our enemies, and if we had no enemies there would be very few people whom we should love.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

1950s, What Desires Are Politically Important? (1950)
Contexto: We love those who hate our enemies, and if we had no enemies there would be very few people whom we should love.
All this, however, is only true so long as we are concerned solely with attitudes towards other human beings. You might regard the soil as your enemy because it yields reluctantly a niggardly subsistence. You might regard Mother Nature in general as your enemy, and envisage human life as a struggle to get the better of Mother Nature. If men viewed life in this way, cooperation of the whole human race would become easy. And men could easily be brought to view life in this way if schools, newspapers, and politicians devoted themselves to this end. But schools are out to teach patriotism; newspapers are out to stir up excitement; and politicians are out to get re-elected. None of the three, therefore, can do anything towards saving the human race from reciprocal suicide.

Dejan Stojanovic Foto

„Those who hate rain hate life.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

Rain http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/rain-199/
From the poems written in English

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„But I hold that he who teaches that not reason but love should rule opens up the way for those who rule by hate.“

—  Karl Popper, libro The Open Society and Its Enemies

Vol. 2, Ch. 24 "Oracular Philosophy and the Revolt against Reason"
The Open Society and Its Enemies (1945)
Contexto: I do not overlook the fact that there are irrationalists who love mankind, and that not all forms of irrationalism engender criminality. But I hold that he who teaches that not reason but love should rule opens up the way for those who rule by hate. (Socrates, I believe, saw something of this when he suggested that mistrust or hatred of argument is related to mistrust or hatred of man).

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„England is surrounded by enemies—by real enemies who hate her. Why? Because she tries to be honest; and she tries to be free.“

—  George Augustus Henry Sala British journalist 1828 - 1895

At Lotos Club, January 10, 1885, quoted in [18422, Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z]

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„Ares (The God of War) hates those who hesitate.“

—  Euripidés ancient Athenian playwright -480 - -406 a.C.

Heraclidæ (c 428 BC) line 722
Alternate translation : Ares hates the sluggard most of all. (translated by David Kovacs)

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„Hate only injustice and not those who commit it.“

—  Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian writer 1830 - 1916

Wenn wir nur das Unrecht hassen und nicht Diejenigen, die es thun, werden wir unsere Kampfgenossen und unsere Feinde lieben.
Fuente: Aphorisms (1880/1893), p. 73.

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„They’re the rallying cries of prejudice, the call to arms of those who find it easier to hate than admit they might be not be right about everything.“

—  Michael Palin British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter 1943

"Letter from London" (18 September 2003) http://palinstravels.co.uk/static-51?topic=1752&forum=12
Contexto: Contrary to what the politicians and religious leaders would like us to believe, the world won’t be made safer by creating barriers between people. Cries of “They’re evil, let’s get ‘em” or “The infidels must die” sound frightening, but they’re desperately empty of argument and understanding. They’re the rallying cries of prejudice, the call to arms of those who find it easier to hate than admit they might be not be right about everything.
Armageddon is not around the corner. This is only what the people of violence want us to believe. The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future.

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Fernando Pessoa Foto

„And let our despite go to those who work and fight and our hate to those who hope and trust.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, libro Libro del desasosiego

Ibid., p. 248
The Book of Disquiet
Original: E seja o nosso desprezo para os que trabalham e lutam e o nosso ódio para os que esperam e confiam.

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José Martí Foto

„Only those who hate the Negro see hatred in the Negro.“

—  José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895

Manifesto of Montecristi (1895)

Archilochus Foto

„I know how to love those
Who love me, how to hate.“

—  Archilochus Ancient Greek lyric poet -680 - -645 a.C.

Be bold! That's one way

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„The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.“

—  George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950

This has been attributed to Orwell on the internet, but the earliest source citing him as author appears to be a post from Jsnip4 on the RealistNews.net forum (15 February 2011) http://www.realistnews.net/Thread-realist-news-was-the-capital-gains-tax-just-removed-regarding-bullion. Prior to this, the statement occurred, without attribution to Orwell, in an opinion piece by columnist Selwyn Duke http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/duke/090506, "Stopping Truth At The Border: Banning Michael Savage From Britain" (6 May 2009) https://web.archive.org/web/20150701002957/http://www.conservativecrusader.com/articles/stopping-truth-at-the-border-banning-michael-savage-from-britain.
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