Quotation Explorer - 'Cruelty'

There is no brutality and cruelty in battles and wars; in reality only the outcome matters. - M.F. Moonzajer
[That] was the cruelty of fate, whether you were dying at sea or simply trying to get through high school. Sometimes fate kissed you. Sometimes it snubbed you. Sometimes it passed you a love note, and that note was a lie. - Kathy Hepinstall
There is an accumulative cruelty in a number of men, though none in particular are ill-natured. - Marquess of Halifax
"What is it the Bible teaches us? - rapine, cruelty, and murder. What is it the Testament teaches us? - to believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married, and the belief of this debauchery is called faith. - Thomas Paine
In a world full of cruelty and hatred, be loving and kind so that you may transform the perception of life. - Debasish Mridha
People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Cruelty and fear shake hands together. An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence. - Honoré de Balzac
There is no beast without cruelty - Friedrich Nietzsche
The cruelty itself is motivated by something deeper: the wish to know the secret of things and of life. - Erich Fromm
Girls at war opt for a quieter cruelty than fistfights and drive-by shootings. Girls circumvent the corporeal and go straight for each other's souls. The bleeding is harder to stanch. - Jillian Lauren
We cherish reprobates, not for their cruelty, but for their little show of patronage. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I want to study human... madness... cruelty... agression... anger... craziness... and other features... I want to find how far can they get! - Deyth Banger
When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner. - William Shakespeare
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell
Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without.
It is a severe cruelty inflicted upon women...that we should be the ones who so desperately need love...affection...acceptance.And yet, we suffer...many of us, for lack of it throughout our entire lives."-Shackles of Honor - Marcia Lynn McClure
Through cruelty force confesses its powerlessness to achieve omnipotence . . . We see weakness dawning at the very height of force. Unable to admit that total destruction is impossible, the conqueror can only reply to the mute defiance of his defenseless adversary with an ever-growing violence. - Rachel Bespaloff
To insult someone we call him 'bestial'. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult. - Isaac Asimov
There is a certain beauty in our intrinsic human cruelty. - youssef
Those who understand the complexities of human nature know that joy and pain, ugliness and beauty, love and hate, mercy and cruelty and other conflicting emotions often blend and cannot be separated from each other. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
What makes one strong is not the ability to confront adversity and cruelty, but rather the ability to love in spite of it. - Christopher Earle
Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution; justice without mercy is cruelty. - Thomas Aquinas
God Hates divorce.""He hates cruelty even more."Caring For Eleanor - Sonia Rumzi
And he writhed inside at what seemed the cruelty and unfairness of the demand. He had not yet learned that if you do one good deed your reward usually is to do another and harder and better one. - C.S. Lewis
If everyone in the world sat quietly at the same time, closed their eyes and concentrated as hard as they could on peace and goodwill, all the killing and cruelty in the world would continue. And probably increase. - George Carlin
Do not build a castle around one act of kindness; do not build an empire around one act of cruelty. - Paul Bamikole
Killing a cruelty is not a cruelty. - Amit Kalantri
War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over.
Win hatred with love, enemies with friendship, and cruelty with kindness. - Debasish Mridha
Beheading, burying and burning humans alive are extreme acts of cruelty. Such crimes against humanity must be investigated and the guilty parties brought to justice. May ALL victims rest in peace! - Widad Akreyi
A picture lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes of the sensitive observer. It dies by the same token. It is therefore risky to send it out into the world. How often it must be impaired by the eyes of the unfeeling and the cruelty of the impotent. - Mark Rothko
Humans, I finally decided after a few more minutes of watching him, are paradoxically capable of both unattainable depths of kindness and unimaginable depths of cruelty, sometimes within the same body... - Kiley MacLeod
It was woman that taught me cruelty, and on woman therefore I have exercised it. - Walter Scott
nothing can change a person's cruelty who's love is 'cruelty - litymunshi
My loathings are simple. stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Vladimir Nabokov
Where there is poverty and ignorance, there will be suffering, cruelty, corruption and intolerance.We must change everything and focus on education and empowering lives. Start in your own town and you will be a part of the changes you want to see happen in the world. - Eileen Anglin
The war against the Canadian seal hunt is more than a protest. It is a crusade to bring harmony between the natural world and humanity. All of us who oppose it are dedicated to the protection of life and the abolition of cruelty. - Paul Watson
As you have seen the treachery of love because of me, I have seen my cruelty because of you. But you learned mercy from me, and from you I learned resilience. As you came to understand me enough to know the value I placed on selfless love, I understand your nature better. - D. Morgenstern
The great blessing and great cruelty of youth is that there seems to be time enough. - Catherynne M. Valente
Violence is the tool of the barbarian; aggression is the method of the primitive; bloodshed is the way of the savage; cruelty is the manner of the brutish! To be called as a ‘civilised,’ man must be peaceable! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We kill, kill, kill. Flesh, spirit, whatever gets in our way. It's like our whole purpose is to extinguish life. And for those who live, there's memory, like a curse. We're such a mixture of frailty and cruelty. - Douglas Clegg
The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists - that is why they invented hell. - Bertrand Russell
She thought little of her ordeal. Cruelty was part of nature, like a winter frost; something to be survived and then forgotten (p.689) - Tim Willocks
It's not cruelty, maybe, but a desire to understand that motivates them. - Veronica Roth
To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty. - Maximilien de Robespierre
To be a vegetarian is to disagree - to disagree with the course of things today... starvation, cruelty - we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it's a strong one. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Vladimir Nabokov
Cruelty is like hope: it springs eternal.
Cruelty against innocent helpless animals is the worst form of violence. - Debasish Mridha
It must be the full confession by Christendom of Christendom's specific contribution to the sum of human cruelty and treachery. - C.S. Lewis
I swore that I would not suffer from the world's grief and the world's stupidity and cruelty and injustice and I made my heart as hard in endurance as the nether millstone and my mind as a polished surface of steel. I no longer suffered, but enjoyment had passed away from me. - Sri Aurobindo
Good people turn to love, courage and kindness in times of crisis, not hate, fear and cruelty. - Laurence Overmire
The business of love is cruelty which,by our wills, we transform to live together. - William Carlos Williams
Fragile as reason is and limited as law is as the institutionalised medium of reason, that's all we have between us and the tyranny of mere will and the cruelty of unbridled, undisciplined feelings. - Felix Frankfurter
When you learn to kill animals, you are unconsciously teaching cruelty to other creations. - Debasish Mridha
My father used to say that when hunting a shark, we should either kill it or let it go. To cage a shark is sheer cruelty, and I cannot live like a shark in a cage any longer. - Micheal Joseph Murano
Wearing a smile while claiming to not judge and condemn people as you equate their nature with no less than a carnal and immoral act rather than as understanding their orientation and identity as an intrinsic part of who they are doesn't lessen the harshness and cruelty of that rejection. - Christina Engela
CARNIVOROUS, adj. Addicted to the cruelty of devouring the timorous vegetarian, his heirs and assigns. - Ambrose Bierce
There is so much cruelty in this world… so be thankful instead of sad that you met a pet's love. - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
Morality often manifests itself as cruelty, So be very kind before you are moral. - Debasish Mridha
The seeming imperfections of Earth, the hazards and inequalities of life, the cruelty, harshness and apparent indifference to suffering and affliction are not what they seem; as it is Earth is perfect for its purpose. It is ignorance of that purpose which makes it appear imperfect. - Kolbrin BIble
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind. - Mahatma Gandhi
Never was the victory of patience more complete than in the early church. The anvil broke the hammer by bearing all the blows that the hammer could place upon it. The patience of the saints was stronger than the cruelty of tyrants. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed known in history. - Joseph Conrad
But that was the cruelty of fate, whether you were dying at sea or simply trying to get through high school. Sometimes fate kissed you. Sometimes it snubbed you. Sometimes it passed you a love note, and that note was a lie. - Kathy Parks
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