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Misanthropy is a general dislike of the human race.

It has been ascribed to a number of writers of satire, such as William S. Gilbert ("I hate my fellow-man"), but such identifications must be closely scrutinized, as a critical or darkly humorous outlook toward mankind may be mistaken for genuine misanthropy.

A more genuinely misanthropic quote might be Jean-Paul Sartre's "Hell is other people."

Arthur Schopenhauer was a famously misanthropic and pessimistic philosopher. He wrote that "human existence must be a kind of error."

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