“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.”

André Gide author

Believe In Yourself
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Beth C. from USA MAY 2, 2010
I like this. I am a teacher and I know that some parents dislike and have even hated my guts because I made their child work hard so that they could better themselves. I don't believe in giving great grades to youngsters that have not worked hard and have done their absolute best. I don't wish to be liked as that kind of educator. Parents want that for their children and I have been trampled, threatened, and terrorized by them. What a shame! I like who I am and what I stand for in education.

Isaac Solis from Mexico MARCH 10, 2010
If your love is a lie than what a beautiful lie it is.

Amy L. from Canada FEBRUARY 12, 2010
I have heard a variation of this before. "I'd rather be loathed for who I am than loved for who I am not." The source is unknown to me but the sentiment remains perfectly beautiful.

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