There’s only one feeling that (has) never helped anyone: hate.

Do I need the "has"? Why or why not?

Note: On Google I find more versions without the "has", but I'm still not very sure ...

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Both sentences mean roughly the same thing.

However, by inserting "has" you make clear that hate hasn't helped anyone at any time in the past.

Without "has" you could be stating that within the context of a certain time period (say, over the course of a person's time in a given location) hate never helped. That being said, without 'has', if there's no implied context of the kind I described, it means the same thing.

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