Spurned pity can turn into cruelty just as spurned love turns into hate.
--Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, writer (1830-1916)
(177:4.11) And every mortal man knows full well how love, even when once genuine, can, through disappointment, jealousy, and long-continued resentment, be eventually turned into actual hate.
(188:5.2) True love does not compromise nor condone hate; it destroys it.
Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach was an Austrian writer. Noted for her excellent psychological novels, she is regarded—together with Ferdinand von Saar—as one of the most important German-language writers of the latter portion of the 19th century.
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