62 Antipathy Quotes On Success In Life

These antipathy quotes will inspire you. Antipathy, a deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging antipathy quotes, antipathy sayings, and antipathy proverbs.

Best Antipathy Quotes

  1. “We are bound together by the sympathy of our antipathies.” ~ James Joyce
  2. “Violent antipathies are always suspicious, and betray a secret affinity.” ~ William Hazlitt
  3. “Iraq… has also had contacts with al-Qaida. Their ties may be limited by divergent ideologies, but the two sides’ mutual antipathy toward the United States and the Saudi royal family suggests that tactical cooperation between them is possible.” ~ George Tenet
  4. “The thing about youthful offenders is that no one seems to care about them. Most people don’t like adolescents – even the good ones can be snarky and unpleasant. Combine the antipathy we feel toward the average teenager with the fear inspired by youth violence, and you have a population that no one wants to deal with.” ~ Ayelet Waldman
  5. “Green in nature is one thing, green in literature another. Nature and letters seem to have a natural antipathy; bring them together and they tear each other to pieces.” ~ Virginia Woolf

  6. “Women are quite able to make friends with a man; but to preserve such a friendship – that no doubt requires the assistance of a slight physical antipathy” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. “Sympathy constitutes friendship, but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Love antipathy quotes
  8. “A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  9. “Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  10. “There is a huge antipathy in England between the north and the south, the working class and the owning class.” ~ Bill Vaughan

  11. “The double law of attraction and radiation or of sympathy and antipathy, of fixedness and movement, which is the principle of Creation, and the perpetual cause of life.” ~ Albert Pike
  12. “An aphorism is a mental exercise, psychical, logical, linguistic, spiritual, ritual, emotional and rational, it is a major conceptual and literary activity, a mixture of prose and poetry that conveys, in addition to ideology, sympathy or antipathy.” ~ William C. Brown
  13. “There are, I sometimes think, only two sorts of people in this world – the settled and the nomad – and there is a natural antipathy between them, whatever the land to which they may belong.” ~ Freya Stark
  14. “Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science; they can develop a lifelong antipathy; they will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  15. “We can never establish with certainty what part of our relations with others is the result of our emotions – love, antipathy, charity, or malice – and what part is predetermined by the constant power play among individuals.” ~ Milan Kundera

  16. “Children have a natural antipathy to books- handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  17. “Nothing is more common than mutual dislike, where mutual approbation is particularly expected.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  18. “From the very beginning— from the first moment, I may almost say— of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.” ~ Jane Austen
  19. “Some men there are love not a gaping pig, some that are mad if they behold a cat, and others when the bagpipe sings I the nose cannot contain their urine.” ~ William Shakespeare
  20. “My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.” ~ Albert Einstein

  21. “I do not dislike the French from the vulgar antipathy between neighboring nations, but for their insolent and unfounded air of superiority.” ~ Horace Walpole
  22. “Our prejudices, our antipathies, are our natural defenses against what we could not assimilate.” ~ Natalie Clifford Barney
  23. “There is in every country an antipathy to the foreigner.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

  24. “National antipathy is the basest, because the most illiberal and illiterate of all prejudices.” ~ Jane Porter
  25. “There is an utter ignorance of, and indifference to, our sufferings and privations….What care they for us, provided we be submissive, pay the taxes, furnish recruits for the Army and Navy and bless the masters who either despise or oppress or combine both? The apathy that exists respecting Ireland is worse than the national antipathy they bear us.” ~ Daniel O’Connell
  26. “My pacifism is not based on any intellectual theory but on a deep antipathy to every form of cruelty and hatred.” ~ Albert Einstein

  27. “I was busy with my family, my budding career as a TV writer, my antipathy for the Los Angeles Lakers, and my general reluctance to engage in anything that might force me to leave my comfort zone. But sometimes ideas won’t let you go. For me, educating girls was like that.” ~ Richard E. Robbins
  28. “German leftists have still not understood the degree to which Russian President Vladimir Putting has drifted to the right domestically. Now, insightful observers are saying that Putin is trying to create something like a reactionary Internationale. The turn toward homophobia and to clerics is completely ignored by leftists in Germany. Their sympathy for Putin comes largely from their antipathy for America. And this anti-Americanism is what binds them with the far-right.” ~ Heinrich August Winkler
  29. “I have seen white settlers in Africa who had sworn that they would never sit down to table with those “smelly blacks” sit down quite happily with half-nude tribesmen once a country achieves independence. It is the context of power which changes behavior and transmutes antipathy into sympathy.” ~ Lewis Nkosi
  30. “Prejudice is not so much dependent upon natural antipathy as upon education.” ~ David Ruggles

  31. “The strongest feelings assigned to the conscience are not moral feelings at all; they express merely physical antipathies.” ~ George Santayana
  32. “The social mould civilization fits us into have no more relation to our actual shapes than the conventional shapes of the constellations have to the real star-patterns. I am called Mrs. Richard Phillotson, living a calm wedded life with my counterpart of that name. But I am not really Mrs. Richard Phillotson, but a woman tossed about, all alone, with aberrant passions, and unaccountable antipathies.” ~ Thomas Hardy
  33. “Nothing is more essential, than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular Nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated.” ~ George Washington
  34. “If people tell you what you really don’t want to hear what’s unpleasant-there’s an almost automatic reaction of antipathy. You have to train yourself out of it.” ~ Charlie Munger

  35. “Russia and [Vladimir] Putin`s antipathy toward Hillary Clinton from her time as secretary of state, Russia`s antipathy and loathing and fear of the U.S. State Department in general, those two – those things that we know about Russia they put a worrying cast over how successfully the new administration here has hollowed out and emptied out the U.S. State Department in just the few weeks since then been in charge.” ~ Rachel Maddow
  36. “If people tell you what you really don’t want to hear what’s unpleasant-there’s an almost automatic reaction of antipathy. You have to train yourself out of it.” ~ Charlie Munger
  37. “Russia and [Vladimir] Putin`s antipathy toward Hillary Clinton from her time as secretary of state, Russia`s antipathy and loathing and fear of the U.S. State Department in general, those two – those things that we know about Russia they put a worrying cast over how successfully the new administration here has hollowed out and emptied out the U.S. State Department in just the few weeks since then been in charge.” ~ Rachel Maddow
  38. “Yet, though it is like this, simply, flowers fall amid our longing and weeds spring up amid our antipathy.” ~ Dogen

  39. “I have never had the least sympathy with the a priori reasons against orthodoxy, and I have by nature and disposition the greatest possible antipathy to all the atheistic and infidel school. Nevertheless I know that I am, in spite of myself, exactly what the Christian would call, and, so far as I can see, is justified in calling, atheist and infidel.” ~ Thomas Huxley
  40. “I have a strong antipathy to everything connected with gardens, gardening and gardeners. . . . Gardening seems to me a kind of admission of defeat. . . . Man was made for better things than pruning his rose trees. The state of mind of the confirmed gardener seems to me as reprehensible as that of the confirmed alcoholic. Both have capitulated to the world. Both have become lotus eaters and drifters.” ~ Colin Wilson
  41. “Here is a mental treatment guaranteed to cure every ill that flesh is heir to: sit for half an hour every night and mentally forgive everyone against whom you have any ill will or antipathy.” ~ Charles Fillmore
  42. “Suicide and antipathy to fires in a bedroom seem to be among the national characteristics. Perhaps the same moral cause may originate both.” ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon

  43. “It’s easy to get young gay men to tickle each other, right? Let’s come up with a challenge: Let’s get heterosexual men. How do we do that? We make it a competition, because then it’s not gay. That explains the antipathy behind the gay-journalist comment.” ~ David Farrier
  44. “The ancient Egyptians had a superstitious antipathy to the sea; a superstition nearly of the same kind prevails among the Indians; and the Chinese have never excelled in foreign commerce.” ~ Adam Smith
  45. “Ignorance breeds antipathy. Until I got to know how computers worked, I didn’t want anything to do with them. I said, ‘Well, why do I need them? I write letters.’ Which I still do.” ~ Viggo Mortensen
  46. “do you not feel that sometimes in life one’s friendships begin by antipathy – sometimes by indifference – and sometimes by that sudden magnetism of sympathy as if in some former life we had been very near and dear, and were only picking up the threads again, and to such two souls there is no feeling that they are strangers.” ~ Elinor Glyn
  47. “If I have learned anything in my long life it is to be grateful for every occasion when I followed my sympathies and avoided my antipathies.” ~ Pearl S. Buck

  48. “Sir,’ I interrupted him, ‘you are inexorable for that unfortunate lady; you speak of her with hate — with vindictive antipathy. It is cruel — she cannot help being mad.” ~ Charlotte Bronte
  49. “Hovering over me was the Chihuly chandelier. Chihulys are the pigeons of Seattle. They’re everywhere and even if they don’t get in your way, you can’t help but build up a kind of antipathy toward them.” ~ Maria Semple
  50. “Peel off these dusty wool blankets of apathy and antipathy and cynical desiccation. I want life in all its stupid sticky rawness.” ~ Isaac Marion
  51. “Why shouldn’t I hate her? She did the worst thing to me that anyone can do to anyone else. Let them believe that they’re loved and wanted and then show them that it’s all a sham.” ~ Agatha Christie

  52. “Theoretically, we Mennonites do not even know what we look like, since a focus on our personal appearance is vainglorious. Our antipathy to vainglory explains the decision of many of us to wear those frumpy skirts and the little doilies on our heads, a decision we must have arrived at only by collectively determining not to notice what we had put on that morning.” ~ Rhoda Janzen
  53. “His contempt for humanity grew fiercer, and at last he came to realize that the world is made up mostly of fools and scoundrels. It became perfectly clear to him that he could entertain no hope of finding in someone else the same aspirations and antipathies; no hope of linking up with a mind which, like his own, took pleasure in a life of studious decrepitude; no hope of associating an intelligence as sharp and wayward as his own with any author or scholar.” ~ Joris-Karl Huysmans
  54. “Has he some psychological antipathy to realism? I am no psychologist, and cannot say. The fact remains that Euwe commits the most inexplicable mistakes in thoroughly favorable positions, and that this weakness has consistently tarnished his record.” ~ Hans Kmoch

  55. “Enforced religion breeds precisely what it most fears: rebellion against religion, cynicism about religion, skepticism about its claims, and, as a consequence, indifference at best or outright antipathy at worst.” ~ Langdon Brown Gilkey
  56. “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 is far more virulent than any antipathy he can work up against foreigners. Should Americans begin to hate foreigners wholeheartedly, it will be an indication that they have lost confidence in their own way of life.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  57. “That the Jews were unholy was a belief so ingrained by the Church [by the 14th century] that the most devout persons were the harshest in their antipathy, none more so than St. Louis.” ~ Barbara Tuchman
  58. “Though there is antipathy in the human heart to the gospel of Christ, yet when Christians make their good work shine, all admire them. It is when great disparity exists between profession and practice that we secure the scorn of mankind.” ~ David Livingstone

  59. “BABE or BABY, n. A misshapen creature of no particular age, sex, or condition, chiefly remarkable for the violence of the sympathies and antipathies it excites in others, itself without sentiment or emotion.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  60. “I don’t hate you.. I just don’t like that you exist” ~ Gena Showalter
  61. “I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting.” ~ Oscar Wilde’
  62. “For me, it was like this: pronounced antipathy to conversing about matters of practical life, the future, dates, politics. You are fixated on the intellectual sphere as a man possessed may be fixated on the sexual: under its spell, sucked into it.” ~ Walter Benjamin

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