Hostility Related Quotes



Abatement in the hostility of one's enemies must never be thought to signify they have been won over. It only means that one has ceased to constitute a threat.

Quentin Crisp


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The character of the crowds is made up of mimicry and hostility.

Franz Grillparzer


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People will try to block you. Some will do it just for pure hostility. But most others are just afraid of themselves.

Frederick Lenz


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On all sides, life is surrounded by hostility. This puts us under an obligation.

Wilhelm Reich


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Kindness does not require us to be blind to facts or to live in fancies, but it does require us to cherish a habit of goodwill, ready to show pity if sorrow appears, and slow to turn away even if hostility appears.

Alexander Maclaren


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“Never argue with your wife about hostility when she's a certified Freudian.”

William Goldman


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Psychoanalytic investigation has shown that in mental patients excessive affection often turns to violent hostility.

Karl Abraham


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When our Founding Fathers passed the First Amendment, they sought to protect churches from government interference. They never intended to construct a wall of hostility between government and the concept of religious belief itself.

Ronald Reagan


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To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do.

Hermann Hesse


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If we could read the past histories of all our enemies we would disregard all hostility for them.

Napoleon Bonaparte


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