I always knew I read Plato to have my pre-conceptions reinforced ;-).
“’Let us not become,’ said he (Socrates), ‘haters of words, like those misanthropes become. For it is not possible,’ he said, ‘for one to suffer anything worse than to hate words, since word-hating and misanthropy derive from the same type of character.’” (Plato, Phaedo, 89d).
“μὴ γενώμεθα, ἦ δ᾽ ὅς, μισόλογοι, ὥσπερ οἱ μισάνθρωποι γιγνόμενοι: ὡς οὐκ ἔστιν, ἔφη, ὅτι ἄν τις μεῖζον τούτου κακὸν πάθοι ἢ λόγους μισήσας. γίγνεται δὲ ἐκ τοῦ αὐτοῦ τρόπου μισολογία τε καὶ μισανθρωπία.”