Hostility Related Quotes

The applause of all but very good men is no more than the precise measure of their possible hostility.

Alec Guinness

“He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.”


We feign pity when we want to demonstrate our ascendancy over feelings of hostility: but usually in vain. Whenever we notice this,there is an accompanying surge in those hostile sensations.

Friedrich Nietzsche

War cannot be driven out by war, for the use of evil breeds more evil, hostility more hostility, and the use of force more force.

Hans F. Sennholz

“In their haste, perhaps, to take a stand on the class-action question, my colleagues . . . show a new hostility to a long-recognized form of litigation, ... I am concerned that today's opinion sends a message that we, as a court, will employ different standards for cases coming out of the Fifth District on which national attention has been focused in order to reach a desired result.”

Charles Freeman

Many [of the Americans] polled showed a marked disapproval of the Wallonians, Danerians, and Pirenians. The fact that these minorities were invented by the pollster did not diminish the hostility.

Leo Rosten

Hollywood's persistent hostility to religious values is not just peculiar, it is positively pathological.

Michael Medved

Your drive to produce hard-edged opinions stoked by hostility is likely a sign that you've been brainwashed by the pedestrian influences of pop nihilism.

Rob Brezsny

Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.

Elizabeth Bowen

The natural enmity between leaver and left is like the absolute, immediate and always shifting hostility between driver and pedestrian.

Edmund White