Better to be disliked than pitied.
Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man, really; a man uncertain, and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.
Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.
Democratic politicians have disliked things I've written, Republican politicians... if they all love you, you might as well be driving a Good Humor truck.
Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it.
I - and there are hundreds of thousands of Irishmen who felt on this subject as I do - have always liked my Celtic countrymen and disliked the English nation; it is a national trait of character, and I cannot help it.
Someone asked me years ago if it were true that I disliked Jews, and I replied that it was certainly true, not at all because they are Jews but because they are folks, and I don't like folks.
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
Although both sides of my family were religious, I was never forced to practice the Jewish faith. I did not really rebel against it, but then, as today, I disliked organized religion. I have a strange inhibition about praying with others.
Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
In a way, I'm like Will Rogers, never having met a man I really disliked. I'm not a vamp. I just like men.
I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves.
As much as we disliked the Yankees, fans and players alike, they were good for baseball. They consistently unsuccessful teams like the Browns, Senators, and A's paid a lot of their bills with those big crowds that poured through the gates when the Yankees came to town.
Why would you pick someone who was director of press relations for the most disliked, discredited vice president since Spiro Agnew?
She said she disliked the fact that presently it's acceptable for women to pursue men. And she said that every day she thanks God that she's alive.
What you're seeing in these recent remarks is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of how widely disliked Rumsfeld is.
Because of fear of being rejected or disliked, people turn to anime characters or idols that pose no personal conflict.
It was like a marriage. But there were also times when Harry disliked me for a number of reasons that had nothing to do with Milo. And there were other times when Harry would throw his arms around me and give me a kiss on the cheek. But Harry never told me not to speak to Milo, and I don't even think he cared.
Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man really; a man uncertain, puzzled and in the dark like ourselves.
Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked by children.