Quotes of Cruel

“ People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life — to learn something is a joy to me. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. ”

- William Congreve

“ And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms. ”

- William Bradford

“ Facts have a cruel way of substituting themselves for fancies. There is nothing more remorseless, just as there is nothing more helpful, than truth. ”

- William C. Redfield

“ Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey. ”

- Matthew

“ Fear, true fear, is a savage frenzy. Of all the insanities of which we are capable, it is surely the most cruel. ”

- Georges Bernanos

“ The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. ”

- George Santayana

“ There are many humorous things in the world, among them the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man's ingratitude. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult. ”

- Isaac Asimov

“ Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. ”

- William Congreve

“ A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ If there is still one hellish, truly accursed thing in our time, it is our artistic dallying with forms, instead of being like victims burnt at the stake, signaling through the flames. ”

- Antonin Artaud

“ Ah! let us love, my Love, for Time is heartless,Be happy while you may! ”

- Alphonse de Lamartine

“ The universe has a sense of irony, and sometimes you get reminded just how sadistic that can be. ”

- Laurell K. Hamilton

“ The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already. ”

- Edward Abbey

“ War is a brutal and fierce means of pacification; it means the suppression of resistance by the destruction or enslavement of the conquered. ”

- Henri Frederic Amiel

“ The Satanic school. ”

- Robert Southey

“ I have tried so hard to do the right. ”

- Grover Cleveland

“ The lust of gold succeeds the rage of conquest; The lust of gold, unfeeling and remorseless! The last corruption of degenerate man. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged. ”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“ The savage in man is never quite eradicated. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete. ”

- Raoul Vaneigem

“ In that fierce light which beats upon a throne. ”

- Lord Alfred Tennyson

“ Adolescence is that time when I think, it can be - it's the cruelest place on Earth. It can really be heartless. ”

- Tori Amos

“ Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind As man's ingratitude: Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Marxism and communism have failed... it's also true that the dogma of savage neo-liberalism has failed, too. ”

- Hugo Chavez

“ Be damn sure before you get off the ferris wheel, because there are twenty-two perky and ruthless women waiting to get on. ”

- Kim Cattrall

“ The fundamental article of my political creed is that despotism, or unlimited sovereignty, or absolute power, is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratical council, an oligarchical junto, and a single emperor. Equally arbitrary, cruel, bloody, and in every respect diabolical. ”

- John Adams

“ Come, see the north-wind's masonry.Out of an unseen quarry evermoreFurnished with tile, the fierce artificerCurves his white bastions with projected roofRound every windward stake, or tree, or door.Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild workSo fanciful, so savage, naught cares heFor number or proportion. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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