Hatred comes from the heart, contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control.
Hate is like a swordfish, working through water invisibly and then you see it coming with blood along its blade, but transparency disarms it.
From what has been said we may clearly understand the nature of Love and Hate. Love is nothing else but pleasure accompanied by the idea of an external cause: Hate is nothing else but pain accompanied by the idea of an external cause. We further see, that he who loves necessarily endeavours to have, and to keep present to him, the object of his love; while he who hates endeavours to remove and destroy the object of his hatred.
Friendship is the only cure for hatred,
the only guarantee of peace.[Buddhist quote on Ellen O’Farrell’s notice board]
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.