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Cruelty quotes by Kim Stanley Robinson
#1. Why read on? Why pick up their book from the far wall where it has been thrown away in disgust and pain, and read on? Why submit to such cruelty, such bad karma, such bad plotting? The reason is simple: these things happened. #Quote by Kim Stanley Robinson
Cruelty quotes by Ian Grey
#2. no face could have more mercilessly betrayed the character of the man than his. The sharply retreating forehead and the lower jaw, developed at the expense of the skull, were expressive of iron will and feeble intelligence, rather of cruelty than of sensuality; but the chief point in the face was the eyes, which were entirely without warmth, #Quote by Ian Grey
Cruelty quotes by Rosamund Hodge
#3. You fought and fought to keep all the cruelty locked up in your head, and for what? None of them ever loved you, because none of them ever knew you #Quote by Rosamund Hodge
Cruelty quotes by Shenita Etwaroo
#4. Factory farms don't even consider animals to be real living things. They consider them to be protein units per square foot."
-Shenita Etwaroo #Quote by Shenita Etwaroo
Cruelty quotes by Ellen Swallow Richards
#5. It is cruelty to children to keep five-year-olds sitting still, gazing into vacancy even for one hour at a time. We have little idea of the torture we thus inflict. #Quote by Ellen Swallow Richards
Cruelty quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#6. If you betray me, Leta ... Kill me. Be kind and don't let me live in the shadow of your cruelty. I can't take another blow like that. I'm not that strong. (Aiden) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Cruelty quotes by John Marsden
#7. All these words, words like 'evil' and 'vicious', they meant nothing to Nature. Yes, evil was a human invention. #Quote by John Marsden
Cruelty quotes by Tom Tryon
#8. The inferior creatures groan under your cruelties. You hunt them for your pleasure, and overwork them for your covetousness, and kill them for your gluttony, and set them to fight one with another till they die, and count it a sport and a pleasure to behold them worry one another. #Quote by Tom Tryon
Cruelty quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#9. Without cruelty there is no festival: thus the longest and most ancient part of human history teaches and in punishment there is so much that is festive! #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Cruelty quotes by Laurence Overmire
#10. Racists cling to the false notion that we are separate. They refuse to acknowledge that they are connected to, and even descended from, other people of different skin color. Their egos demand that they be superior and that others be inferior. This is how they seek to justify their hatred of, and cruelty towards, others. #Quote by Laurence Overmire
Cruelty quotes by John Grierson
#11. Beware the ends of the earth and the exotic: the drama is on your doorstep wherever the slums; are, wherever there is malnutrition, wherever there is exploitation and cruelty. #Quote by John Grierson
Cruelty quotes by Jean Rhys
#12. I hated the mountains and the hills, the rivers and the rain. I hated the sunsets of whatever colour, I hated its beauty and its magic and the secret I would never know. I hated its indifference and the cruelty which was part of its loveliness. Above all I hated her. For she belonged to the magic and the loveliness. She had left me thirsty and all my life would be thirst and longing for what I had lost before I found it. #Quote by Jean Rhys
Cruelty quotes by Debasish Mridha
#13. Morality often manifests itself as cruelty, So be very kind before you are moral. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Cruelty quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#14. You always fed strays and bent down to talk to the dogs you met on the street, looking straight into their eyes as if they were old friends. (Maybe they are, you said. From another life.) You liked to go to the pound and look at them. You tried to send them messages of comfort. I couldn't go because I started crying the one time I tried. All those eyes and the barks like sobs. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Cruelty quotes by John T. Flynn
#15. The so-called Christian virtues of humility, love, charity, personal freedom, the strong prohibitions against violence, murder, stealing, lying, cruelty-all these are washed away by war. The greatest hero is the one who kills the most people. Glamorous exploits in successful lying and mass stealing and heroic vengeance are rewarded with decorations and public acclaim. #Quote by John T. Flynn
Cruelty quotes by John Irving
#16. You bet I write disaster fiction. We have compiled a disastrous record on this planet, a record of stupidity and absurdity and self-abuse and self-aggrandizement and self-deception and pompousness and self-righteousness and cruelty and indifference beyond what any other species has demonstrated the capacity for, which is the capacity for all the above. #Quote by John Irving
Cruelty quotes by Douglas Clegg
#17. 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. #Quote by Douglas Clegg
Cruelty quotes by Cassandra Clare
#18. Faeries are fallen angels," said Dorothea, "cast down out of heaven for their pride."
"That's the legend," Jace said. "It's also said that they're the offspring of demons and angels, which always seemed more likely to me. Good and evil, mixing together. Faeries are as beautiful as angels are supposed to be, but they have a lot of mischief and cruelty in them. And you'll notice most of them avoid midday sunlight - "
"For the devil has no power," said Dorothea softly, as if she were reciting an old rhyme, "except in the dark. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Cruelty quotes by Josephine Baker
#19. I wanted to get far away from those who believed in cruelty, so then I went to France, a land of true freedom, democracy, equality and fraternity. #Quote by Josephine Baker
Cruelty quotes by Steven Morrissey
#20. I believe the NME have deliberately tried to characterise me as a racist in a recent interview in order to boost their circulation. I abhor racism and cruelty of any kind and will not let this pass. #Quote by Steven Morrissey
Cruelty quotes by Robert Hugh Benson
#21. It was incredible, she told herself, that this ravening monster, dripping blood from claws and teeth, that had arisen roaring in the night, could be the Humanity that had become her God. She had thought revenge and cruelty and slaughter to be the brood of Christian superstition, dead and buried under the new-born angel of light, and now it seemed that the monsters yet stirred and lived. #Quote by Robert Hugh Benson
Cruelty quotes by Kevin Hearne
#22. Heh. I think you made your point, Atticus.
Gods Below, Oberon, that was horrendous! You just violated the Schwarzenegger Pun Reduction Treaty of 2010.
What? No, that didn't qualify!
Yes, it did. Any pun related to a weapon's destructive capabilities or final disposition of a victim's body is a Schwarzenegger pun, by definition. That's negative twenty sausages according to the sanctions outlined in Section Four, Paragraph Two.
My hound whined. No! Not twenty sausages! Twenty succulent sausages I'll never snarf? You can't do that - it's cruelty to animals!
You can't argue with this. Your pawprint is on the treaty, and you agreed that Schwarzenegger puns are heinous abominations of language that deserve food-related punishments for purposes of correction and deterrence.
Auggh! I still say it's your fault for renting Commando in the first place! You started it! #Quote by Kevin Hearne
Cruelty quotes by Anita Amirrezvani
#23. Our response to cruelty, suffering, and sorrow is to remind the world of the face of beauty, which can best restore a man's tranquility, cleanse his hear of evil, and lead him to the path of truth #Quote by Anita Amirrezvani
Cruelty quotes by Bill Bryson
#24. In 1586 Elizabeth ordered that Anthony Babington, a wealthy young Catholic who had plotted her assassination, should be made an example of. Babington was hauled down from the scaffold while still conscious and made to watch as his abdomen was sliced open and the contents allowed to spill out. It was by this time an act of such horrifying cruelty that it disgusted even the bloodthirsty crowd. #Quote by Bill Bryson
Cruelty quotes by Oscar Wilde
#25. The quivering, ardent sunlight showed him the lines of cruelty round the mouth as clearly as if he had been looking into a mirror after he had done some dreadful thing. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Cruelty quotes by Beau Taplin
#26. It's interesting to note that the most kind and courageous souls you meet in life tend to be those who've faced the most cruelty and conflict. This vicious world might sharpen us like a blade, but whether we use that power to protect people or cause them pain is always our choice. #Quote by Beau Taplin
Cruelty quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#27. The whole gestural system of work was also obscene, in sharp contrast to the miniaturized and abstract gestural system of control to which it has now been reduced. The world of the objects of old seems like a theatre of cruelty and instinctual drives in comparison with the formal neutrality and prophylactic 'whiteness' of our perfect functional objects. Thus the handle of the flatiron gradually diminishes as it undergoes 'contouring' - the term is typical in its superficiality and abstractness; increasingly it suggests the very absence of gesture, and carried to its logical extreme this handle will no longer be manual - merely manipulable. At that point, the perfecting of the form will have relegated man to a pure contemplation of his power. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
Cruelty quotes by Kate Cann
#28. Beauty is cruel, cruelty is beautiful. #Quote by Kate Cann
Cruelty quotes by Ali MacGraw
#29. Cruelty to animals can become violence to humans. #Quote by Ali MacGraw
Cruelty quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#30. Every small wrong, every minor act of cruelty, every act of petty bullying was symbolic of a greater wrong. And if we ignored these small things, then did it not blunt our outrage over the larger wrongs? #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Cruelty quotes by Roxane Gay
#31. I could easily become a shut-in, hiding from the cruelty of the world. Most days it takes all my strength and no small amount of courage to get dressed and leave the house. #Quote by Roxane Gay
Cruelty quotes by Philip Pullman
#32. People should decide on the books' meanings for themselves. They'll find a story that attacks such things as cruelty, oppression, intolerance, unkindness, narrow-mindedness, and celebrates love, kindness, open-mindedness, tolerance, curiosity, human intelligence. #Quote by Philip Pullman
Cruelty quotes by Michelle Heard
#33. I am.

My eyes are filled with stars,
my feet planted firmly on the ground.
My fingertips are in the pond of destiny
making ripples through life.

I've been to hell and back,
holding the scales of truth.

I'm your conscience,
and every haunting memory.

I've seen the cruelty of love.
I've bathed in the acid of deceit.
I've felt the coldness of death.

I've seen it all.
I'm chaos.
I'm revenge.
I am Fate. #Quote by Michelle Heard
Cruelty quotes by Patricia Cornwell
#34. I didn't want her to be like me, robbed of innocence and idealism, baptized in the bloody waters of randomness and cruelty, the fabric of trust forever torn. #Quote by Patricia Cornwell
Cruelty quotes by Robert Muchamore
#35. That's the trouble with the world we live in. It's full of people just doing their job and ignoring what's really going on. Care about the rainforest until they get a couple of kids and enough money for a gas guzzling car, or some hardwood dining furniture. Watch all those wildlife programmes and coo over the furry animals, but still eat meat and poultry that was raised in conditions of unbelievable cruelty. #Quote by Robert Muchamore
Cruelty quotes by Hugh Blair
#36. To exult over the miseries of an unhappy creature is inhuman. #Quote by Hugh Blair
Cruelty quotes by Lorenzo Carcaterra
#37. He had no tolerance for acts of betrayal or cruelty and lacked Angelo's taste for the minute details of a business deal. He was a man totally in the moment, who knew only to respond to the action with an action. He was a pure gangster. #Quote by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Cruelty quotes by Lupita Nyong'o
#38. We, as human beings, have the capacity for extreme cruelty. #Quote by Lupita Nyong'o
Cruelty quotes by Frederick The Great
#39. The cruel man is of misanthropic temperament, and is a man of moods, oscillating from quiet brooding to sudden explosions. If a man like this does not fight this unhappy provision of his soul during his youth, under no circumstances could he a void becoming furious - and foolish. There are those who would leave it up to God, but to ensure justice on the earth, and not fob it off to the Divinity, it is mandatory that people know both virtue and its benefits, since the virtues lead to unity among them, not the war of all against all. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to conserve them, and show that crime can only return misfortunes and destruction, including of the criminal himself. Who is the last victim of his crimes. #Quote by Frederick The Great
Cruelty quotes by Joyce Cary
#40. Throughout the play everything possible was done to show the virtue, innocence and helplessness of the poor, and the abandoned cruelty, the heartless self-indulgence of the rich. #Quote by Joyce Cary
Cruelty quotes by Bryant McGill
#41. For the vile human pigs in life; the sloppy, disheveled, uncaring dregs, the ungrateful, and especially for the vicious, negative emotional peasants - there will only continue to be the hard and painful lessons you so desperately need. The invisible hand will hold you in your wretched place until your last breath - unless you evolve. If you are cruel and ignorant the invisible fist will pound you into oblivion until you submit, humble yourself and soften your hard heart. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Cruelty quotes by John E. Douglas
#42. There are three youthful behaviors that together make up what has come to be known as the homicidal triad: enuresis (bed-wetting) beyond an appropriate age, fire starting, and cruelty to animals and/or smaller children. #Quote by John E. Douglas
Cruelty quotes by Thomas Paine
#43. What is it the Bible teaches us?
rapine, cruelty, and murder. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Cruelty quotes by Terry Pratchett
#44. Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Cruelty quotes by Nina Cassian
#45. Since you walked out on me I'm getting lovelier by the hour. I glow like a corpse in the dark. No one sees how round and sharp my eyes have grown how my carcass looks like a glass urn, how I hold up things in the rags of my hands, the way I can stand through crippled by lust. No, there's just your cruelty circling my head like a bright rotting halo. #Quote by Nina Cassian
Cruelty quotes by Martin Amis
#46. The driver treated his cab as a peasant might treat his horse or ass, with numb and proprietorial cruelty. The bursts of acceleration were like long-toothed, lip-flapping exhalations; then came the looping whinny of the brakes. #Quote by Martin Amis
Cruelty quotes by Humphry Primatt
#47. Pain is pain, whether it be inflicted on man or beast; and the creature that suffers it, whether man or beast, being sensible of the misery of it while it lasts, suffers evil and the sufferance of evil, unmerited, unprovoked, where no offence has been given, and no good can possibly be answered by it, but merely to exhibit power or gratify malice, is Cruelty and Injustice in him that occasions is. #Quote by Humphry Primatt
Cruelty quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#48. All classes in proportion to their lack of travel and familiarity with foreign literature are bellicose, prejudiced against foreigners, fond of fighting as a cruel sport
in short, dog-like in their notions of foreign policy.
[Quoted in Socialism and Foreign Policy and War and the Liberal Conscience] #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Cruelty quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#49. The Earth is beautiful, and bright, and kindly, but that is not all. The Earth is also terrible, and dark, and cruel. The rabbit shrieks dying in the green meadows. The mountains clench their great hands full of hidden fire. There are sharks in the sea, and there is cruelty in men's eyes. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Cruelty quotes by Ernest Hemingway
#50. He watched Richard Gordon lurching down the street until he was out of sight in the shadow from the big trees whose branches dipped down to grow into the ground like roots. What he was thinking as he watched him was not pleasant. It is a mortal sin, he thought, a grave and deadly sin and a great cruelty, and while technically one's religion may permit the ultimate result, I cannot pardon myself. On the other hand, a surgeon cannot desist while operating for fear of hurting the patient. But why must, all operations in life be performed with out an anesthetic? If I had been a better man I would have let him beat me up. It would have been better for him. The poor stupid man. The poor homeless man. I ought to stay with him, but I know that is too much for him to bear. I am ashamed and disgusted with myself and I hate what I have done. It all may turn out badly too. But I must not think about that. I will now return to the anesthetic I have used for seventeen years and will not need much longer. Although it is probably a vice now for which I only invent excuses. Though at least it is a vice for which I am suited. But I wish I could help that poor man who I am wronging. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway
Cruelty quotes by Maximilien De Robespierre
#51. To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty. #Quote by Maximilien De Robespierre
Cruelty quotes by Marjane Satrapi
#52. In life you'll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it's because they're stupid. That will help keep you from reacting to their cruelty. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance ... Always keep your dignity and be true to yourself. #Quote by Marjane Satrapi
Cruelty quotes by Penn Jillette
#53. If the bible were published as fiction, no reviewer would give it a passing grade. There are some vivid scenes and quotable phrases but there's no plot, no structure, a tremendous amount of filler and the characters are painfully one dimensional. Whatever you do, don't read the bible for a moral code. It advocates prejudice, cruelty, superstition and murder. Read it because we need more atheists. #Quote by Penn Jillette
Cruelty quotes by Glen Duncan
#54. When you're a kid it's people's cruelty that makes you cry, then when you're an adult it's their kindness. #Quote by Glen Duncan
Cruelty quotes by Mark Twain
#55. THERE were two "Reigns of Terror," if we would but remember it and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passion, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other had lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon ten thousand persons, the other upon a hundred millions; but our shudders are all for the "horrors" of the minor Terror, the momentary Terror, so to speak; whereas, what is the horror of swift death by the axe, compared with lifelong death from hunger, cold, insult, cruelty, and heart-break? What is swift death by lightning compared with death by slow fire at the stake? A city cemetery could contain the coffins filled by that brief Terror which we have all been so diligently taught to shiver at and mourn over; but all France could hardly contain the coffins filled by that older and real Terror - that unspeakably bitter and awful Terror which none of us has been taught to see in its vastness or pity as it deserves. #Quote by Mark Twain
Cruelty quotes by Thomas Paine
#56. Is it because you are sunk in the cruelty of superstition, or feel no interest in the honor of your Creator, that you listen to the horrid tales of the Bible, or hear them with callous indifference? #Quote by Thomas Paine
Cruelty quotes by Sydney J. Harris
#57. ...when the createdness of the other person is not viewed as necessary as our own - then there is no reason (beyond expediency) to treat the other as a person. All injustice and cruelty come, basically, from this distorted view of reality. #Quote by Sydney J. Harris
Cruelty quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#58. But I've still better things about children. I've collected a great, great deal about Russian children, Alyosha. There was a little girl of five who was hated by her father and mother, 'most worthy and respectable people, of good education and breeding.' You see, I must repeat again, it is a peculiar characteristic of many people, this love of torturing children, and children only. To all other types of humanity these torturers behave mildly and benevolently, like cultivated and humane Europeans; but they are very fond of tormenting children, even fond of children themselves in that sense. it's just their defencelessness that tempts the tormentor, just the angelic confidence of the child who has no refuge and no appeal, that sets his vile blood on fire. In every man, of course, a demon lies hidden- the demon of rage, the demon of lustful heat at the screams of the tortured victim, the demon of lawlessness let off the chain, the demon of diseases that follow on vice, gout, kidney disease, and so on.
"This poor child of five was subjected to every possible torture by those cultivated parents. They beat her, thrashed her, kicked her for no reason till her body was one bruise. Then, they went to greater refinements of cruelty- shut her up all night in the cold and frost in a privy, and because she didn't ask to be taken up at night (as though a child of five sleeping its angelic, sound sleep could be trained to wake and ask), they smeared her face and filled her mouth with e #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Cruelty quotes by Louise Erdrich
#59. Of course, English is a very powerful language, a colonizer's language and a gift to a writer. English has destroyed and sucked up the languages of other cultures - its cruelty is its vitality. #Quote by Louise Erdrich
Cruelty quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#60. Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Cruelty quotes by Pat Conroy
#61. When we cuss each other out, call each other the vilest names on earth, and put each other down with thoughtless cruelty, it is the only way we know and the only language we have to express our ardent love for each other. #Quote by Pat Conroy
Cruelty quotes by Alexander Berkman
#62. Inhumanity is the keynote of stupidity in power. #Quote by Alexander Berkman
Cruelty quotes by Shenita Etwaroo
#63. Here's an assignment for my fellow Christians: Go to YouTube, search for any video of 'slaughterhouse animal cruelty', watch it, the whole thing, and ask yourself if that's what God meant when He gave us dominion over animals."
-Shenita Etwaroo #Quote by Shenita Etwaroo
Cruelty quotes by Adolf Hitler
#64. Cruelty impresses, people want to be afraid of something. They want someone to whom they can submit with a shudder, the masses need that. They need something to dreed. #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Cruelty quotes by Ronald Reagan
#65. When cruelty is inflicted on innocent people, it discredits whatever cause. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Cruelty quotes by Ann Cotton
#66. The world has proved enough times that it can scale cruelty and violence. Compassion and kindness can and must be scaled to create a world of justice for children. #Quote by Ann Cotton
Cruelty quotes by Dean Koontz
#67. She understood at least as well as I did what corruption and pitiless cruelty might be hidden behind the masks that some people wore. - Addison Goodheart pg 93 #Quote by Dean Koontz
Cruelty quotes by Erik Larson
#68. In Germany, Dodd had noticed, no one ever abused a dog, and as a consequence dogs were never fearful around men and were always plump and obviously well tended. "Only horses seem to be equally happy, never children or the youth," he wrote ... He called it "horse happiness" and had noticed the same phenomenon in Nuremburg and Dresden. In part, he knew this happiness was fostered by German law, which forbade cruelty to animals and punished violators with prison.
"At a time when hundreds of men have been put to death without trial or any sort of evidence of guilt, and when the population literally trembles with fear, animals have rights guaranteed them which men and women cannot think of expecting."
He added, "One might easily wish he were a horse! #Quote by Erik Larson
Cruelty quotes by Dean Koontz
#69. Humanity is capable of any atrocity," she said. "But when you understand the extent of this cruelty, the unprecedented viciousness, the immense scale of the horror, it seems beyond the power of mere people to conceive and execute. It seems demonic. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Cruelty quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#70. Like a last signpost to the other path, Napoleon appeared, the most isolated and late-born man there has even been, and in him the problem of the noble ideal as such made flesh
one might well ponder what kind of problem it is; Napoleon this synthesis of the inhuman and the superhuman #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Cruelty quotes by Pamela Anderson
#71. What KFC does to 750 million chickens each year is not civilized or acceptable, and you can help change that. Cruelty is cruelty, and KFC is being cruel in the extreme. I am calling for a boycott of all KFC restaurants until my friends at PETA tell me that you have agreed to be kinder in your practices. #Quote by Pamela Anderson
Cruelty quotes by Christopher Earle
#72. What makes one strong is not the ability to confront adversity and cruelty, but rather the ability to love in spite of it. #Quote by Christopher Earle
Cruelty quotes by Johann Kaspar Lavater
#73. The cruelty of the effeminate is more dreadful than that or the hardy. #Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater
Cruelty quotes by Ian Doescher
#74. [Luke, holding stormtrooper helmet.] Alas, poor stormtrooper, I knew ye not,/ yet have I taken both uniform and life/ From thee. What manner of a man wert thou?/ A man of inf'nite jest or cruelty?/ A man with helpmate and with children too?/ A man who hath his Empire serv'd with pride?/ A man, perhaps, who wish'd for perfect peace?/ What'er thou wert, goodman, thy pardon grant/ Unto the one who took thy place: e'en me. #Quote by Ian Doescher
Cruelty quotes by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
#75. Dangerous forces lie within me. You awaken them, and not to your advantage. You know how to paint pleasure, cruelty, arrogance in glowing colors. #Quote by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
Cruelty quotes by Linda Chavez
#76. Their prejudice allowed white Southerners to look the other way when blacks were denied their most basic human rights, and it encouraged the worst of them to engage in unspeakable acts of cruelty and violence. #Quote by Linda Chavez
Cruelty quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#77. The facts of my native world, I came to understand that my country was a galaxy, and this galaxy stretched from the pandemonium of West Baltimore to the happy hunting grounds of Mr. Belvedere. I obsessed over the distance between that other sector of space and my own. I knew that my portion of the American galaxy, where bodies were enslaved by a tenacious gravity, was black and that the other, liberated portion was not. I knew that some inscrutable energy preserved the breach. I felt, but did not yet understand, the relation between that other world and me. And I felt in this a cosmic injustice, a profound cruelty, which infused an abiding, irrepressible desire to unshackle my body and achieve the velocity of escape. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Cruelty quotes by Maurice Sendak
#78. In plain terms, a child is a complicated creature who can drive you crazy. There's a cruelty to childhood, there's an anger. #Quote by Maurice Sendak
Cruelty quotes by Eric Hoffer
#79. The hatred and cruelty which have their source in selfishness are ineffectual things compared with the venom and ruthlessness born of selflessness. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Cruelty quotes by Lundy Bancroft
#80. Objectification is a critical reason why an abuser tends to get worse over time. As his conscience adapts to one level of cruelty-he builds to the next. By depersonalizing his partner, the abuser protects himself from the natural human emotions of guilt and empathy, so that he can sleep at night with a clear conscience. He distances himself so far from her humanity that her feelings no longer count, or simply cease to exist. #Quote by Lundy Bancroft
Cruelty quotes by Frederick A. Ober
#81. Against Amerigo Vespucci no such charges of immorality, cruelty, and bigotry can be brought as against Columbus, and the sole accusation against him, of falsifying the date of his "first" voyage, has not been sustained by the evidence. #Quote by Frederick A. Ober
Cruelty quotes by Jenny Holzer
#82. Savor kindness because cruelty is always possible later. #Quote by Jenny Holzer
Cruelty quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#83. In my judgment, the Deists were all successfully answered. The god of nature is certainly as bad as the God of the Old Testament. It is only when we discard the idea of a deity, the idea of cruelty or goodness in nature, that we are able ever to bear with patience the ills of life. I feel that I am neither a favorite nor a victim. Nature neither loves nor hates me. #Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll
Cruelty quotes by John Hoyt
#84. For too long we have occupied ourselves with responding to the consequences of cruelty and abuse and have neglected the important task of building up an ethical system in which justice for animals is regarded as the norm rather than the exception. Our only hope is to put our focus on the education of the young. #Quote by John Hoyt
Cruelty quotes by Michael Chabon
#85. On this particular autumn night, only the prospect of another solitary evening lies before her. She will fry her chop and read herself to sleep, no doubt with a tale of wizardry and romance. Then, in dreams that strike even her as trite, Miss Dark will go adventuring in chain mail and silk. Tomorrow morning she will wake up alone, and do it all again. Poor Judy Dark! Poor little librarians of the world, those girls, secretly lovely, their looks marred forever by the cruelty of a pair of big black eyeglasses! #Quote by Michael Chabon
Cruelty quotes by George Gissing
#86. To the relatively poor (who are so much worse off than the poor absolutely) education is in most cases a mocking cruelty. #Quote by George Gissing
Cruelty quotes by John Dewey
#87. Have not some religions, including the most influential forms of Christianity, taught that the heart of man is totally corrupt? How could the course of religion in its entire sweep not be marked by practices that are shameful in their cruelty and lustfulness, and by beliefs that are degraded and intellectually incredible? What else than what we can find could be expected, in the case of people having little knowledge and no secure method of knowing; with primitive institutions, and with so little control of natural forces that they lived in a constant state of fear? #Quote by John Dewey
Cruelty quotes by Hannah Arendt
#88. To them, violence, power, cruelty, were the supreme capacities of men who had definitely lost their place in the universe and were much too proud to long for a power theory that would safely bring them back and reintegrate them into the world. They were satisfied with blind partisanship in anything that respectable society had banned, regardless of theory or content, and they elevated cruelty to a major virtue because it contradicted society's humanitarian and liberal hypocrisy. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Cruelty quotes by Richard Wright
#89. Was emotionally true because I had already grown to feel that there existed men against whom I was powerless, men who could violate my life at will. I resolved that I would emulate the black woman if I were ever faced with a white mob; I would conceal a weapon, pretend that I had been crushed by the wrong done to one of my loved ones; then, just when they thought I had accepted their cruelty as the law of my life, I would let go with my gun and kill as many of them as possible before they killed me. The story of the woman's deception gave form and meaning to confused defensive feelings that had long been sleeping in me. My imaginings, of course, had no objective #Quote by Richard Wright
Cruelty quotes by Edward Hirsch
#90. Writing becomes a form of protest against the incontestable ravages of time. The poet takes revenge on mortality, defeating cruelty and saving what she can by thinking the unthinkable and presiding over her own creation. The joy of writing stands against the bitter knowledge of just how much of the world cannot be controlled outside the work of art. This is the art of poetry trying to kill time. Probably #Quote by Edward Hirsch
Cruelty quotes by Anais Nin
#91. Asia discovered two remedies for the cruelty of man, art and religion. America discarded both and is drowning in hate and aggressivity. #Quote by Anais Nin
Cruelty quotes by Russell Simmons
#92. Cruelty is cruelty, whether it's cruelty to children, to the elderly, to dogs and cats, or to chickens. #Quote by Russell Simmons
Cruelty quotes by Pamela Anderson
#93. The bust of Colonel Sanders stands as a monument to cruelty and has no place in the Kentucky state Capitol. #Quote by Pamela Anderson
Cruelty quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#94. The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cruelty quotes by Jacques Derrida
#95. No one can deny seriously any more, or for very long, that men do all they can in order to dissimulate this cruelty or to hide it from themselves; in order to organize on a global scale the forgetting or misunderstanding of this violence, which some would compare to the worst cases of genocide (there are also animal genocides: the number of species endangered because of man takes one's breath away). One should neither abuse the figure of genocide nor too quickly consider it explained away. It gets more complicated: the annihilation of certain species is indeed in process, but it is occurring through the organization and exploitation of an artificial, infernal, virtually interminable survival, in conditions that previous generations would have judged monstrous, outside of every presumed norm of a life proper to animals that are thus exterminated by means of the continued existence or even their overpopulation. As if, for example, instead of throwing a people into ovens and gas chambers (let's say Nazi) doctors and geneticists had decided to organize the overproduction and overgeneration of Jews, gypsies, and homosexuals by means of artificial insemination, so that, being continually more numerous and better fed, they could be destined in always increasing numbers for the same hell, that of the imposition of genetic experimentation, or extermination by gas or by fire. #Quote by Jacques Derrida
Cruelty quotes by Lauren DeStefano
#96. Despite its cruelty, I want to know life. #Quote by Lauren DeStefano
Cruelty quotes by Marcel Proust
#97. Perhaps she would not have thought of wickedness as a state so rare, so abnormal, so exotic, one which it was so refreshing to visit, had she been able to distinguish in herself, as in all her fellow-men and women, that indifference to the sufferings which they cause which, whatever names else be given it, is the one true, terrible and lasting form of cruelty. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Cruelty quotes by Sigmund Freud
#98. It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too #Quote by Sigmund Freud
Cruelty quotes by Andrew Solomon
#99. Any community that remains an abstraction is an easy target for prejudice and cruelty, but any community that becomes fully humanized is much harder to treat in that way. #Quote by Andrew Solomon
Cruelty quotes by Francis Spufford
#100. ...what goes on inside believers is mysterious. So far as it can be guessed at - if for some reason you wanted to guess at it - it appears to be a kind of anxious pretending, a kind of continual, nervous resistance to reality. It looks as if, to a believer, things can never be allowed just to be what they are. They always have to be translated, moralised - given an unnecessary and rather sentimental extra meaning. A sunset can't just be part of the mixed magnificence and cruelty and indifference of the world; it has to be a blessing. A meal has to be a present you're grateful for, even if it came from Tesco and the ingredients cost you £7.38. Sex can't be the spectrum of experiences you get used to as an adult, from occasional earthquake through to mild companionable buzz; it has to be, oh dear oh dear, a special thing that happens when mummies and daddies love each other very much...

Our fingers must be in our ears all the time - lalala, I can't hear you - just to keep out the plain sound of the real world.

The funny thing is that to me it's exactly the other way around. In my experience, it's belief that involves the most uncompromising attention to the nature of things of which you are capable. It's belief which demands that you dispense with illusion after illusion, while contemporary common sense requires continual, fluffy pretending. Pretending that might as well be systematic, it's so thoroughly incentivised by our culture. #Quote by Francis Spufford
Cruelty quotes by Sabina Berman
#101. Mexico has made a mistake. Alone, it fights a war against a global phenomenon that only matters to a few. That makes the headlines in every case because of its unusual cruelty. #Quote by Sabina Berman
Cruelty quotes by Munia Khan
#102. Soft feathers cannot make a cruel bird kind #Quote by Munia Khan
Cruelty quotes by Sigmund Freud
#103. Cruelty and intolerance to those who do not belong to it are natural to every religion. #Quote by Sigmund Freud
Cruelty quotes by Rae Carson
#104. All I know of Inviernos is bloodshed and cruelty and rage and ... " Her voice trails off as tears fill her eyes.
"And me," Storm says softly. "You know me. #Quote by Rae Carson
Cruelty quotes by Phyllis Bottome
#105. To be a Jew is to be strong with a strength that has outlived persecutions. It is to be wise against ignorance, honest against piracy, harmless against evil, kind against cruelty #Quote by Phyllis Bottome
Cruelty quotes by Bertrand Russell
#106. Cruelty is, in theory, a perfectly adequate ground for divorce, but it may be interpreted so as to become absurd. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Cruelty quotes by Johnny Rich
#107. Inhumanity is part of humanity as much as suffering is a part of stories. Cruelty is written in the human script. #Quote by Johnny Rich
Cruelty quotes by Terry Pratchett
#108. Death and Famine and War and Pollution continued biking toward Tadfield. And Grievous Bodily Harm, Cruelty to Animals, Things Not Working Properly Even After You've Given Them A Good Thumping But Secretly No Alcohol Lager, and Really Cool People traveled with them. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Cruelty quotes by A. Esquivel
#109. Where was my guardian angel when I needed him most? If only I knew. #Quote by A. Esquivel
Cruelty quotes by Rick Yancey
#110. It occurred to me ... that aberrance is a wholly human construct. There were no such things as monsters outside the human mind. We are vain and arrogant, evolution's highest achievement and most dismal failure, prisoners of our self-awareness and the illusion that we stand in the center, that there is us and then there is everything else but us. But we do not stand apart from or above or in the middle of anything. There is nothing apart, nothing above, and the middle is everywhere - and nowhere. We are no more beautiful and essential or magnificent than an earthworm. In fact - and dare we go there, you and I? - you could say the worm is more beautiful, because it is innocent and we are not. The worm has no motive but to survive long enough to make baby worms. There is no betrayal, no cruelty, no envy, no lust, and no hatred in the worm's heart, and so who are the monsters and which species shall we call aberrant? #Quote by Rick Yancey
Cruelty quotes by Zbigniew Herbert
#111. A craftsman must probe to the very bottom of cruelty. #Quote by Zbigniew Herbert
Cruelty quotes by Aubrey De Vere
#112. Wrong and injustice to the poor he resented as an injury to God. His vehement love for the poor is illustrated by his "Epistle to Coroticus," reproaching him with his cruelty, as well as by his denunciations of slavery, which piracy had introduced into parts of Ireland. #Quote by Aubrey De Vere
Cruelty quotes by Marissa Meyer
#113. My stepmother is not only powerful because the people fear her, she is powerful because she can make them love her when she needs them to. We think that if we choose to do only good, then we are only good. We can make people happy. We can offer tranquility or contentment or love, and that must be good. We do not see the falsehood becoming its own brand of cruelty."
The ship trembled and their speed increased. Luna blurred beneath them.
"Once," Winter continued, pushing the words out of her lungs. "Once I believed with all my heart that I was doing good. But I was wrong. #Quote by Marissa Meyer
Cruelty quotes by Walter Scott
#114. It was woman that taught me cruelty, and on woman therefore I have exercised it. #Quote by Walter Scott
Cruelty quotes by Warren Eyster
#115. Such a brute should underneath all his braggart tricks, his viciousness, his vileness, be a coward. But I am convinced that he was not. Because even cowardice requires a certain degree of sensitivity, and a certain value for life. #Quote by Warren Eyster
Cruelty quotes by Ella J. Fraser
#116. Over the course of seventy years, Isobel had learned how indiscriminately unkind Life could be. She also knew that cataloguing and reviewing examples of such cruelty was, in itself, a masochistic exercise. One that she'd habitually and rigorously trained herself to refrain from engaging in. Better to focus on those events that demonstrated the grace and beauty with which Life could perform, without rival, when bestowing on her captive audience a distinctively intermittent yet consistently welcomed generosity of spirit. #Quote by Ella J. Fraser
Cruelty quotes by Gerald Green
#117. I never really believed in Satan, or that there was pure evil in the world, until I came here. #Quote by Gerald Green
Cruelty quotes by Alice Miller
#118. The victimization of children is nowhere forbidden; what is forbidden is to write about it. #Quote by Alice Miller
Cruelty quotes by Louise Penny
#119. Armand Gamache had always held unfashionable beliefs. He believed the light would banish the shadows. That kindness was more powerful than cruelty, and that goodness existed, even in the most desperate places. He believed that evil had its limits. #Quote by Louise Penny
Cruelty quotes by Mao Zedong
#120. Look at World War II, at Hitler's cruelty. The more cruelty, the more enthusiasm for revolution. #Quote by Mao Zedong
Cruelty quotes by Morgan Llywelyn
#121. There is a cruelty that lurks in some men's souls which is only released when they have other men in their power. #Quote by Morgan Llywelyn
Cruelty quotes by William Ralph Inge
#122. Deliberate cruelty to our defenceless and beautiful little cousins is surely one of the meanest and most detestable vices of which a human being can be guilty. #Quote by William Ralph Inge
Cruelty quotes by Marina Tsvetaeva
#123. Кто уцелел - умрёт, кто мёртв - воспрянет.
И вот потомки, вспомнив старину:
- Где были вы? - Вопрос как громом грянет,
Ответ как громом грянет: - На Дону!

- Что делали? - Да принимали муки,
Потом устали и легли на сон.
И в словаре задумчивые внуки
За словом: «долг» напишут слово: «Дон».

30 марта 1918


Those spared - will die, those fallen - rise from under.
Then come the sons, remembering days far gone: - And where were you? - the words will roll like thunder,
The answer roll like thunder: - On the Don!

- What did you do? - We bore with grief and cruelty,
Then laid us down to sleep, our last strength gone.
And in the dictionary, over Duty,
The grandsons, looking back, will write: the Don. #Quote by Marina Tsvetaeva
Cruelty quotes by Kerry Kletter
#124. I have seen this happen before, how one act of parental kindness across a history of cruelty can make a kid in here forgive everything that came before simply because they have been deprived of kindness for so long. #Quote by Kerry Kletter
Cruelty quotes by Erich Fromm
#125. The cruelty itself is motivated by something deeper: the wish to know the secret of things and of life. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Cruelty quotes by Neil Gaiman
#126. There is no end to the cruelty of men threatened by strong women." - Mr. Nancy #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Cruelty quotes by Jacqueline Carey
#127. When Love cast me out, it was Cruelty who took pity upon me #Quote by Jacqueline Carey
Cruelty quotes by Noah Richler
#128. Other people are as alive as you are. Cruelty is a failure of imagination. #Quote by Noah Richler
Cruelty quotes by David Hume
#129. The admirers and followers of the Al Koran insist on the excellent moral precepts interspersed throughout that wild and absurd performance ... Would we know, whether the pretended prophet had really attained a just sentiment of morality, let us attend to his narration, and we shall soon find, that he bestows praise upon such instances of treachery, inhumanity, cruelty, revenge, bigotry, as are utterly incompatible with civilised society. No steady rule of right conduct seems there to be attended to: and every action is blamed or praised, so far only as it is beneficial or harmful to the true believers. #Quote by David Hume
Cruelty quotes by Andy McNab
#130. He'd been expelled from the movement by Gerry Adams in 1985 for threatening to initiate a campaign of murder that would have hampered the new political strategy. It was a bit like being kicked out of the Gestapo for cruelty. #Quote by Andy McNab
Cruelty quotes by Michael Chabon
#131. Poor little librarians of the world, those girls, secretly lovely, their looks marred forever by the cruelty of a pair of big dark eyeglasses! #Quote by Michael Chabon
Cruelty quotes by Simone Weil
#132. The form that the love of religion takes in the soul differs a great deal according to the circumstances of out lives. Some circumstances prevent the very birth of this love; others kill it before it has been able to grow very strong. In affliction some men, in spite of themselves, develop a hatred and contempt for religions because the cruelty, pride, or corruption of certain of its ministers have made them suffer. There are others who have been reared from their earliest youth in surroundings impregnated with a spirit of this sort. We must conclude that in such cases, by God's mercy, the love of our neighbor and the love of the beauty of the world, if they are sufficiently strong and pure, will be enough to raise the soul to any height. #Quote by Simone Weil
Cruelty quotes by Anne Holm
#133. Before he had come to the town he had known about nothing but death: here he had learnt to live, to decide things for himself; he had learnt what it felt like to wash in clean water in the sunshine until he was clean himself, and what it felt like to satisfy his hunger with food that tasted good; he had learnt the sound of laughter that was free from cruelty; he had learnt the meaning of beauty #Quote by Anne Holm
Cruelty quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#134. You can walk around this culture now, as a proud supporter of the so called anti-war movement and it's made up of a lot of people I used to know ... I'd like for them to be asked more often than they are, if your advice had been taken over the last 15 or so years; Slobodan Milosevic would still be the dictator of not just Serbia but also of a cleansed and ruined Bosnia and Kosovo. Saddam Hussein would still be the owner of Kuwait as well as Iraq, he would of nearly have doubled his holding of the worlds oil. The Taliban would still be in charge of Afghanistan. Don't you feel a little reproach to your so called high principle anti-war policy? Would that really have led to less violence, less cruelty? #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Cruelty quotes by Pierce Brown
#135. This is more a part of war than trumpets or starships. Quiet, unremembered moments of cruelty. #Quote by Pierce Brown
Cruelty quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#136. But how will you bear an absentminded man who, if he happens to see you, will kill you? That is what tries the nerves, abstraction combined with cruelty. Men have felt it sometimes when they went through wild forests, and felt that the animals there were at once innocent and pitiless. They might ignore or slay. How would you like to pass ten mortal hours in a parlour with an absent-minded tiger? #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Cruelty quotes by Jess C. Scott
#137. Killing animals to make a fashion statement = a sickening + cold-blooded vanity. #Quote by Jess C. Scott
Cruelty quotes by Bertrand Russell
#138. In mass cruelty, the expulsions of Germans ordered by the Russians fall not very far short of the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Cruelty quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#139. Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Cruelty quotes by T.H. White
#140. He, unfortunately for himself, had been beautifully brought up. His teacher had educated him as the child is educated in the womb, where it lives the history of man from fish to mammal
and, like the child in the womb, he had been protected with love meanwhile. The effect of such an education was that he had grown up without any of the useful accomplishments for living
without malice, vanity, suspicion, cruelty, and the commoner forms of selfishness. Jealousy seemed to him the most ignoble of vices. He was sadly unfitted for hating his best friend or torturing his wife. He had been given too much love and trust to be good at these things. #Quote by T.H. White
Cruelty quotes by Ian McEwan
#141. He would change my life and behave with selfless cruelty as he prepared to set out on a journey with no hope of return. #Quote by Ian McEwan
Cruelty quotes by Teresa May B. Bandiola
#142. He was like my compass everytime I found myself lost, because of the cruelty of the world around me. #Quote by Teresa May B. Bandiola
Cruelty quotes by Michel Foucault
#143. It might be said that all knowledge is linked to the essential forms of cruelty. #Quote by Michel Foucault
Cruelty quotes by Vivek Shanbhag
#144. We had no compunction toward our enemies [the ants] and took to increasingly desperate and violent means of dealing with them. If we noticed they'd laid siege to a snack, we might trap them in a circle drawn with water and take away whatever they were eating, then watch them scurry about in confusion before wiping them off the floor with a wet cloth. I took pleasure in seeing them shrivel into black points when burning coals were rolled over them. When they attacked an unwashed pan or cup they'd soon be mercilessly drowned. I suppose initially each of us did these things only when we were alone, but in time, we began to be openly cruel. We came around to Amma's view of them as demons come to swallow our home and became a family that took pleasure in their destruction. We might have changed houses since, but habits are harder to change. #Quote by Vivek Shanbhag
Cruelty quotes by Benjamin Spock
#145. Like my parents, I have never been a regular church member or churchgoer. It doesn't seem plausible to me that there is the kind of God who watches over human affairs, listens to prayers, and tries to guide people to follow His precepts - there is just too much misery and cruelty for that. #Quote by Benjamin Spock
Cruelty quotes by Dorothy Rowe
#146. After all I've done for you' has alienated more children from their parents than any act of parent cruelty. #Quote by Dorothy Rowe
Cruelty quotes by Cesare Beccaria
#147. When a fixed code of laws, which must be observed to the letter, leaves no further care to the judge than to examine the acts of citizens and to decide whether or not they conform to the law as written; then the standard of the just or the unjust, which is to be the norm of conduct for the ignorant as well as for the philosophic citizen, is not a matter of controversy but of fact; then only are citizens not subject to the petty tyrannies of the many which are the more cruel as the distance between the oppressed and the oppressor is less, and which are far more fatal than those of a single man, for the despotism of many can only be corrected by the despotism of one; the cruelty of a single despot is proportioned, not to his might, but to the obstacles he encounters. #Quote by Cesare Beccaria
Cruelty quotes by Edmund Burke
#148. The very name of a politician, a statesman, is sure to cause terror and hatred; it has always connected with it the ideas of treachery, cruelty, fraud, and tyranny. #Quote by Edmund Burke
Cruelty quotes by Joseph Conrad
#149. The discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed known in history. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Cruelty quotes by Sofia Samatar
#150. There is enough cruelty in the world," she told me softly, "to justify all the music ever made. #Quote by Sofia Samatar
Cruelty quotes by Rikki Rockett
#151. I have reached zero tolerance for the cruelty against our animal brothers. If we are to nuture our culture, let's begin with the animals who have been nothing but our beasts of burden for so long. #Quote by Rikki Rockett
Cruelty quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#152. If you feel no love for people - don't get up from your chair.' Nekhlyudov was thinking of himself. 'Stay involved with yourself, and things, anything you like, but don't get involved with people. Just as you can eat healthily and profitably only when you are hungry, so you can have profitable and healthy dealings with people only when you have love for them. But if you let yourself deal with people without any love for them, as you did with your brother-in-law yesterday, there are no limits to the cruelty and brutality you can inflict on others - as I have seen today - and no limits to the suffering you can bring on yourself, as I can see from the whole of my life. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Cruelty quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#153. I have never forgotten these visitors, or ceased to marvel at them, at how they have gone on from strength to strength, continuing to lighten our darkness, and to guide, counsel and instruct us; on occasion, momentarily abashed, but always ready to pick themselves up, put on their cardboard helmets, mount Rosinante, and go galloping off on yet another foray on behalf of the down-trodden and oppressed. They are unquestionably one of the wonders of the age, and I shall treasure till I die as a blessed memory the spectacle of them travelling with radiant optimism through a famished countryside, wandering in happy bands about squalid, over-crowded towns, listening with unshakeable faith to the fatuous patter of carefully trained and indoctrinated guides, repeating like schoolchildren a multiplication table, the bogus statistics and mindless slogans endlessly intoned to them. There, I would think, an earnest office-holder in some local branch of the League of Nations Union, there a godly Quaker who once had tea with Gandhi, there an inveigher against the Means Test and the Blasphemy Laws, there a staunch upholder of free speech and human rights, there an indomitable preventer of cruelty to animals; there scarred and worthy veterans of a hundred battles for truth, freedom and justice--all, all chanting the praises of Stalin and his Dictatorship of the Proletariat. It was as though a vegetarian society had come out with a passionate plea for cannibalism, or Hitler had been nominated #Quote by Malcolm Muggeridge
Cruelty quotes by Jane Goodall
#154. I just have this absolute belief that humans are moving away from cruelty and destruction towards a time when we can truly live in harmony with nature. When we understand that there is a spiritual power around us from which we can draw strength. That is where I believe human destiny ultimately is taking us. I just hope we have time. #Quote by Jane Goodall
Cruelty quotes by Rachel Carson
#155. By acquiescing in an act that causes such suffering to a living creature, who among us is not diminished? #Quote by Rachel Carson
Cruelty quotes by Anne Carson
#156. Girls are cruelest to themselves.
Someone like Emily Brontë,
who remained a girl all her life despite her body as a woman,
had cruelty drifted up in all the cracks of her like spring snow. #Quote by Anne Carson
Cruelty quotes by Elizabeth Bowen
#157. Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain. #Quote by Elizabeth Bowen
Cruelty quotes by Yann Martel
#158. The cruelty of children comes as news to no one. #Quote by Yann Martel
Cruelty quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#159. 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! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Cruelty quotes by Bettie Sharpe
#160. Some would say it is madness to want a woman this way,
but I think it must be love. Not the tepid, fickle love of which the
poets sing - the love that forms or fades with kindness or cruelty.
No, this love is something more divine - like the love of a god, both
vengeful and benign. It is as constant as the sea. And as beautiful.

As dangerous. As mysterious.

She is the only woman to ever refuse me. And yet, I want… #Quote by Bettie Sharpe
Cruelty quotes by George Santayana
#161. The Universe, so far as we can observe it, is a wonderful and immense engine; its extent, its order, its beauty, its cruelty, makes it alike impressive. #Quote by George Santayana
Cruelty quotes by Bertrand Russell
#162. Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Cruelty quotes by Janice Anderson
#163. Embrace compassion without exception. #Quote by Janice Anderson
Cruelty quotes by Michael Cunningham
#164. I think of the people who commit these acts as children. They're in their 20s, but like certain children, they have been told only one story, over and over. Like most children, they believe in an easily identifiable good and evil, and like most children, they are capable of unthinkable cruelty. #Quote by Michael Cunningham
Cruelty quotes by Anna-Marie McLemore
#165. God knew what words, or worse, this town would have for a boy who'd been born female. They would wrap their contempt and their cruelty in the lie that they wouldn't have cared, if only he'd told them.
'It's just the dishonesty of it all,' they'd whisper.
'All that lying, it's the lying I hate.'
'How can you trust someone who pretends like that?'
As though the truth of his body was any of their business, as though they had a right to consider how he lived an affront to them. #Quote by Anna-Marie McLemore
Cruelty quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#166. Cruelty hardens and degrades, kindness reforms and ennobles. #Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll
Cruelty quotes by Jay Crownover
#167. No, it really isn't, but trust me, getting divorced and having to start over is the least in life that isn't fair. I had to watch the parents of a way too young girl realize that their daughter died for no other reason than people can't figure out how to be nice to each other. It isn't that hard, just be nice and people might not have to suffer needlessly, but that isn't the world we live in, so young girls die. That isn't fair, Mom. People falling out of love is vicious and it sucks, but there are far worse things you could be going through. I know that sounds harsh but it's very true. #Quote by Jay Crownover
Cruelty quotes by G. Frank Lawlis
#168. Anger can serve a useful purpose if it is justified and directed appropriately. But when it's only a substitute for self-loathing and a justification for cruelty to others, the trigger in your brain can become horribly destructive and addicted to that emotion. It's like a tornado that blows away all of your pleasure and replaces it with emotional poison. #Quote by G. Frank Lawlis
Cruelty quotes by Umera Ahmed- Peer-e-Kamil
#169. Insensitive to the point of cruelty. #Quote by Umera Ahmed- Peer-e-Kamil
Cruelty quotes by Rowan Williams
#170. In the context of interfaith encounter, we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do - not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty. #Quote by Rowan Williams
Cruelty quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#171. Just because a person is attractive/beautiful, this does not mean it is okay to villainize them. We always say that we cannot judge a person from the outside (doesn't matter if they have a handicap, are ugly, have a deformity, etc.). But this must go both ways. It also does not matter if someone is beautiful, attractive and happy. That also does not make it okay to judge them, to villainize them. There is a double standard when it comes to whom people choose to be good to, and this double standard is wrong. The outward appearance, both the grotesque and the beautiful, must not be basis for kindness and for cruelty. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Cruelty quotes by Jane Goodall
#172. Cruelty is a terrible thing. I believe it is the worst human sin. #Quote by Jane Goodall
Cruelty quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#173. He that as a knowing person has acknowledged that in us, alongside growth of all kinds, the law of perishing is at the same time in force, and that annihilation and decay inexorably impose themselves at the end of every creation and generation: he must learn to experience a kind of joy at such a sight, in order to bear it, or he is no longer good for knowing. That is, he must be capable of a refined cruelty and get used to it with a resolute heart. If his force is even higher in the rank-ordering of forces, he himself is one of the creators and not just a spectator: so it is not enough that he is capable of cruelty only in seeing so much suffering, so much extinction, so much destruction; such a human being must be able to create pain with pleasure, to be cruel with hand and deed (and not just with the eyes of the spirit). #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Cruelty quotes by Jean-Christophe Valtat
#174. I didn't like what that word-'childhood'-conjured up, or rather, I didn't like the way most people use it: that presumption of innocence and starry-eyed wonder. The only good thing about childhood is that no one really remembers it, or rather, that's the only thing about it to like: this forgetting. What else could possibly lie beneath that blissful oblivion but shame: a dark knowledge of that terrible badge of weakness, that inescapable servitude (bearable only thanks to the slow revelation that we could inflict cruelty and evil on the weaker kids), a sickening awareness that just about everything there is to understand was beyond us, made even worse by the lies and inaccuracies that adults feel entitled to spread around, deliberately, or because they don't know any better, about themselves or about the nature of reality? #Quote by Jean-Christophe Valtat
Cruelty quotes by Henri J.M. Nouwen
#175. To care means first of all to empty our own cup and to allow the other to come close to us. It means to take away the many barriers which prevent us from entering into communion with the other. When we dare to care, then we discover that nothing human is foreign to us, but that all the hatred and love, cruelty and compassion, fear and joy can be found in our own hearts. When we dare to care, we have to confess that when others kill, I could have killed too. When others torture, I could have done the same. When others heal, I could have healed too. And when others give life, I could have done the same. Then we experience that we can be present to the soldier who kills, to the guard who pesters, to the young man who plays as if life has no end, and to the old man who stopped playing out of fear for death.

By the honest recognition and confession of our human sameness, we can participate in the care of God who came, not to the powerful but powerless, not to be different but the same, not to take our pain away but to share it. Through this participation we can open our hearts to each other and form a new community. #Quote by Henri J.M. Nouwen
Cruelty quotes by Adam Haslett
#176. You don't want to think about it, but there's an ethical limit to what anyone should have to endure. You can't just negate that with sentimentality. With the idea of some indomitable spirit. That's a fairy tale. It's what people say about other people, to avoid the wretchedness. It's just cruelty by other means. Requiring a person to stay alive. For you. #Quote by Adam Haslett
Cruelty quotes by Tim Seibles
#177. what is the lesson of history, if not
that we owe each other more bread, more
friendship, fewer lies,
less cruelty. #Quote by Tim Seibles
Cruelty quotes by Albert Einstein
#178. The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Cruelty quotes by Chris Hedges
#179. As porn has gone mainstream, ushered two decades ago into middle-class living rooms and dens with VCRs and now available on the Internet, it has devolved into an open fusion of physical abuse and sex, of extreme violence, horrible acts of degradation against women with an increasingly twisted eroticism. Porn has always primarily involved the eroticization of unlimited male power, but today it also involves the expression of male power through the physical abuse, even torture, of women. Porn reflects the endemic cruelty of our society. This is a society that does not blink when the industrial slaughter unleashed by the United States and its allies kills hundreds of civilians in Gaza or hundreds of thousands of innocents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Porn reflects back the cruelty of a culture that tosses its mentally ill on the street, warehouses more than 2 million people in prisons, denies health care to tens of millions of the poor, champions gun ownership over gun control, and trumpets an obnoxious and super patriotic nationalism and rapacious corporate capitalism. The violence, cruelty, and degradation of porn are expressions of a society that has lost the capacity for empathy. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Cruelty quotes by Betty Smith
#180. But he refused to answer when addressed in English and forbade the speaking of English in his home. His daughters understood very little German. (Their mother insisted that the girls speak only English in the home. She reasoned that the less they understood German, the less they would find out about the cruelty of their father.) Consequently, the four daughters grew up having little communion with their father. He never spoke to them except to curse them. His Gott verdammte came to be regarded as hello and good-bye. When very angry, he'd call the object of his temper, Du Russe! This he considered his most obscene expletive. He hated Austria. He hated America. Most of all he hated Russia. He had never been to that country and had never laid eyes on a Russian. No one understood his hatred of that dimly known country and its vaguely known people. This was the man who was Francie's maternal grandfather. She hated him the way his daughters hated him. * #Quote by Betty Smith
Cruelty quotes by L. H. Cosway
#181. Sometimes you can be so deeply wrapped up in a person that the only way to deal with it is to use cruelty to push them away. #Quote by L. H. Cosway
Cruelty quotes by Pope John Paul II
#182. How can such episodes of such savage cruelty happen? The heart of man is an abyss out of which sometimes emerge plots of unspeakable ferocity capable of overturning in an instant the tranquil and productive life of a people. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Cruelty quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#183. It is the noble races that have left behind them the concept 'barbarian' wherever they have gone; even their highest culture betrays a consciousness of it and even a pride in it (for example, when Pericles says to the Athenians in his famous funeral oration 'our boldness has gained access to every land and sea, everywhere raising imperishable monuments to its goodness and wickedness). This 'boldness' of noble races, mad, absurd, and sudden in its expression, the incalculability, even incredibility of their undertakings - Pericles specially commends the rhathymia of the Athenians - their indifference to and contempt for security, body, life, comfort, their hair-raising cheerfulness and profound joy in all destruction, in all the voluptuousness of victory and cruelty - all this came together, in the minds of those who suffered from it, in the image of the 'barbarian,' the 'evil enemy,' perhaps as the 'Goths,' the 'Vandals. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Cruelty quotes by Bartolome De Las Casas
#184. The reader may ask himself if this is not cruelty and injustice of a kind so terrible that it beggars the imagination, and whether these poor people would not fare far better if they were entrusted to the devils in Hell than they do at the hands of the devils of the New World who masquerade as Christians. #Quote by Bartolome De Las Casas
Cruelty quotes by Arthur Brisbane
#185. [St. Patrick] was a terror to any snake that came in his path, whether it was the cold, slimy reptile sliding along the ground or the more dangerous snake that oppresses men through false teachings. And he drove the snakes out of the minds of men, snakes of superstition and brutality and cruelty. #Quote by Arthur Brisbane
Cruelty quotes by Lee Thomas
#186. Cruelty is not taught. It is as certain as a compass point. One can be instructed in the specifics of cruelty, like one can be taught to use a spoon, a knife, a fork, but even without these skills a man will still eat. The need is with us. #Quote by Lee Thomas
Cruelty quotes by Thomas Paine
#187. This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither have they fled, not from the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the monster; and it is so far true of England, that the same tyranny which drove the first emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Cruelty quotes by Johnny Rich
#188. Is it murder to kill a man if the man never existed? To the man it is. #Quote by Johnny Rich
Cruelty quotes by Sylvain Reynard
#189. You're gorgeous, Gabriel. You always were, you know."
"Nature's cruelty - the fallen angel retains his beauty. But I'm ugly on the inside. #Quote by Sylvain Reynard
Cruelty quotes by Bo Derek
#190. Laws exist in every state that make animal cruelty a crime. Horse slaughter is simply another form of animal abuse. #Quote by Bo Derek
Cruelty quotes by Frederick Douglass
#191. Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us? And am I, therefore, called upon to bring our humble offering to the national altar, and to confess the benefits and express devout gratitude for the blessings resulting from your independence to us?

I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you this day rejoice are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence bequeathed by your fathers is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak today?

What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is a constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy #Quote by Frederick Douglass
Cruelty quotes by William Gibson
#192. Take me home," she said, and the words hit me like a whip. I think I shook my head. "Take me home." There were levels of pain there, and subtlety, and an amazing cruelty. And I knew then that I'd never been hated, ever, as deeply or thoroughly as this wasted little girl hated me now, hated me for the way I'd looked, then looked away, beside Rubin's all-beer refrigerator.
So
if that's the word
I did one of those things you do and never find out why, even though something in you knows you could never have done anything else.
I took her home. #Quote by William Gibson
Cruelty quotes by Lawrence Anthony
#193. I again flourished my papers: "Here're my credentials from the Coalition Administration."
The American scrutinized the papers, shook his head in amazement, and smiled. "A South African," he said. "You're sure a long way from home." He radioed through for instructions and indicated that I should bring my hired car up to the side of the roadblock and wait. #Quote by Lawrence Anthony
Cruelty quotes by Brian  Doyle
#194. Whereas my tribe is motley and chaotic. My tribe is dense and tumultuous. We argue and tease and wrangle and goof and fly upside down. We are brilliant and stupid. We are lonely and livid. We lie, we laugh. We are greedy and foolish. Sometimes we all sing together. We tease dogs. We can be cruel, but never for very long. We just can't sustain it. If we could sustain and organize our cruelty we'd rule the world. But what kind of life is that? We all fly home together at the end of the day. We have no kings. We have no outlaws. We have no ranking. We have no priests. We have no status. Age confers nothing in our clan. Size confers nothing. We have no warriors. We have no beauties. That's just how it is. We all look the same. Our stories go all day long. We remember everything. Our life can be maddening. It gets loud. We never agree on anything. We bicker. We play jokes. We take chances. I have often taken refuge with your tribe just to escape the hubbub of my tribe. Your tribe is better able to be alone. #Quote by Brian Doyle
Cruelty quotes by Cesar Chavez
#195. Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people. #Quote by Cesar Chavez
Cruelty quotes by Abraham H. Maslow
#196. Shortsighted people make [experientialism and social reform] opposites, mutually exclusive. [...] The empirical fact is that self-actualizing people, our best experiencers, are also our most compassionate, our great improvers and reformers of society, our most effective fighters against injustice, inequality, slavery, cruelty, exploitation (and also our best fighters for excellence, effectiveness, competence). And it also becomes clearer and clearer that our best 'helpers' are the most fully human persons. What I may call the bodhisattvic path is an integration of self-improvement and social zeal, i.e., the best way to become a better 'helper' is to become a better person. #Quote by Abraham H. Maslow
Cruelty quotes by Anne Roiphe
#197. There is cruelty in divorce. There is cruelty in forced or unfortunate marriage. We will continue to cry at weddings because we know how bittersweet, how fragile is the truth. We will always need legal divorce just as an emergency escape hatch is crucial in every submarine. No sense, however, in denying that after every divorce someone will be running like a cat, tin cans tied to its tail: spooked and slowed down. #Quote by Anne Roiphe
Cruelty quotes by Ava Dellaira
#198. Seventeen years is too short to see on the cosmic timetable of our universe, of our planet, or even of our species... [She] doesn't know how many years she'll get, but right now, she's here, among the living. Conscious and breathing. She's alive on this day, in this world full of violence and unthinkable horror, cruelty and kindness, wonder and so much love. #Quote by Ava Dellaira
Cruelty quotes by Brene Brown
#199. Don't grab hurtful comments and pull them close to you by rereading them and ruminating on them. Don't play with them by rehearsing your badass comeback. And whatever you do, don't pull hatefulness close to your heart.

Let what's unproductive and hurtful drop at the feet of your unarmored self. And no matter how much your self-doubt wants to scoop up the criticism and snuggle with the negativity so it can confirm its worst fears, or how eager the shame gremlins are to use the hurt to fortify your armor, take a deep breath and find the strength to leave what's mean-spirited on the ground. You don't even need to stomp it or kick it away.

Cruelty is cheap, easy, and chickenshit. It doesn't deserve your energy or engagement. Just step over the comments and keep daring, always remembering that armor is too heavy a price to pay to engage with cheap-seat feedback. #Quote by Brene Brown
Cruelty quotes by Hillary Rodham Clinton
#200. It seemed hard to believe that human beings could be capable of such cruelty, and in the name of God. Sickened #Quote by Hillary Rodham Clinton

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