Quotes of Cruelty

“ It is not linen you're wearing out, But human creatures' lives. ”

- Thomas Hood

“ Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America — not on the battlefields of Vietnam. ”

- Marshall McLuhan

“ America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual intervention of civilization. ”

- Clarence Darrow

“ Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves. ”

- Paul Tillich

“ Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn! ”

- Robert Burns

“ I must be cruel, only to be kind: Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind. ”

- 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

“ My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. ”

- Vladimir Nabokov

“ All cruelty springs from weakness. ”

- Marcus Annaeus Seneca

“ Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us. ”

- Robinson Jeffers

“ God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live. ”

- Stephen King

“ When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough. ”

- Donald Trump

“ Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would. ”

- Thomas Hardy

“ He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. ”

- Immanuel Kant

“ It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it. ”

- Robert E. Lee

“ The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. ”

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

“ The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ O, she will sing the savageness out of a bear! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Indifference is the essence of inhumanity. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization. ”

- Georges Clemenceau

“ Suicides are timid murderers. Masochism instead of Sadism. ”

- Cesare Pavese

“ Lady, you are the cruell'st she alive If you will these graces to the grave, And leave the world no copy. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Inhumanity is caught from man, From smiling man. ”

- Edward Young

“ The difference between coarse and refined abuse is the difference between being bruised by a club and wounded by a poisoned arrow. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one. ”

- Anatole France

“ When a man's dog turns against him it is time for a wife to pack her trunk and go home to mama. ”

- Mark Twain

“ The presentation of hard core pornography, brutality and shocking language, from what I hear, is leaving the public jaded and tired of this kind of film. ”

- Pola Negri

“ There is only one step from fanaticism to barbarism. ”

- Denis Diderot
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