I remember, when Christian teachers told me long ago that I must hate a bad man’s action, but not the man, I used to think this is silly straw-splitting distinction. How could you hate what a man did and not hate the man? But years later, it occurred to me that there was one man for whom I had been doing this all my life—myself. (CS Lewis)
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. —Martin Luther King, Jr.
We love because He first loved us. Those who say ‘I love God’ and hate their brothers or sisters are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, can’t love God whom they have not seen. (Bible)
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another. (G. Wilhelm Leibniz, German Philosopher)
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? (Abraham Lincoln)
Source: “Mastering Essay & Answer Writing for UPSC Civil Services IAS/ IPS & State PSC Main Exam” by Dr Awdhesh Singh, available at