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

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Thu Dec 21 11:20:15 PST 2017


Not earlier, but far better known, is Linus Van Pelt's use of it: "I love
humanity!  It's people I can't stand."

On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 2:18 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
wrote:

> 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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