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

S M Colowick colowick at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 12:01:18 PST 2017


On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 11:18 AM, 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?

"The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in
particular." - The Brothers Karamazov

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/28054/28054.txt


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