Whom they fear, they hate. And whom one hates, one hopes to see him dead.

[Quem metuunt oderunt; quem quisque odit, perisse expetit.]

Quintus Ennius (239-169 BC) Roman poet, writer
Fragment 410

Quoted by Cicero, De Officiis, Book 2, ch. 7 (sec. 23) [tr. Miller]. Alt. trans.: "Whom men fear they hate; and whom they hate they eagerly wish their destruction." [tr. McCartney (1798)]
Added on 13-Feb-20 | Last updated 13-Feb-20
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