[PW] ? Loving Humanity and Hating People (Quotation Query #790)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Thu Dec 21 11:18:37 PST 2017

Edna St. Vincent Millay's 1919 play "Aria da Capo" has the line "I love humanity but I hate people."  The idea must be older than that.  Can anyone point me to earlier variants on this quotation?

Fred Shapiro

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