1. "Go through life without showing off, attracting attention to yourself, or making flamboyant gestures. These will only attract the hostility of others. The wise accomplish all that they want without arousing the envy or scorn of others."
- Ming-Dao Deng, 365 Tao: Daily Meditations
2. "There is nothing truthful, wise, humane, or strategic about confusing hostility to injustice and oppression, which is leftist, with hostility to science and rationality, which is nonsense."
- Quote by Michael Albert
3. "What really separates ordinary citizens from emperors, monsters, superstars and immortal leading brands? Normal people simply don’t have the huevos to withstand disgrace. They usually don’t use fire-hose blasts of negative attention as an opportunity to run out and court more negative attention, by throwing up on the prime minister, or purposefully running down the parking valet, or instigating an ethnic cleansing or accidentally shaving their crotch in a public water fountain. But,"
- Cintra Wilson, Caligula for President: Better American Living Through Tyranny
4. "Dominance and submission can be a game or a way of life, depending on how seriously you play...the promise of pleasure can be every bit as arousing as the pleasure itself, maybe more." (Jack)"
- Shayla Black, Wicked Ties
5. "I learned that true love turns the other cheek, does not take a wrong into account, loves all people regardless of their indifference or hostility."
- Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
6. "For some people, 'erudition' is nothing more than a vehicle for hostility and arrogance; 'good taste' merely an excuse for condescension--or worse, censorship -- Sadie"
- Alice Kimberly, The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion
7. "I have no doubt that Jesus would actually practice the neighborliness he preached rather than following our example of religious supremacy, hostility, fear, isolation, misinformation, exclusion, or demonization."
- Brian D. McLaren, Why Did Jesus
9. "The essence of this detrimental effect is a confusion in the child’s concept of his own self-esteem—basic feelings of inferiority, conflict, confusion in his self-image, resentment, hostility towards himself, hostility towards whites, intensification of … a desire to resolve his basic conflict by sometimes escaping or withdrawing."
- Richard Kluger, Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality