[Ads-l] Loving Humanity and Hating People

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 21 14:19:35 EST 2017

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?

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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