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All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness. ⏤ Tennessee Williams

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The greatest cruelty is our casual blindness to the despair of others. ⏤ Unknown

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It's not a slam at you when people are rude -- it's a slam at the people they've met before.


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

Vladimir Nabokov, novelist

It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty.

Ilka Chase, actress

Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain.

Elizabeth Bowen, novelist

A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.

Samuel Johnson, author

Where does discipline end? Where does cruelty begin? Somewhere between these, thousands of children inhabit a voiceless hell.

Francois Mauriac, novelist

The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.

Heinrich Himmler, criminal

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.

George Eliot, author

Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light.

Boris Pasternak, novelist

With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution, with the first murder, with the first purge and execution, we have lost the revolution.

Kate Millett, activist

Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it.

Anna Sewell, writer

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

Robinson Jeffers, poet

Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, adultery and desertion, he would probably get one.

Samuel Butler, poet

The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.

H. L. Mencken, writer

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Frank Herbert, writer

Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without.

Rue McClanahan, actress

Besides, wouldn't it be wonderful if no one ever had to worry about the random cruelty of fatal illness or the woes of old age attacking them or their loved ones?

Joan D. Vinge, author

The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, writer

If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.

William Tecumseh Sherman, soldier

My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.

Anna Sewell, writer

I believe in preventing cruelty to all living beings in any form.

Morarji Desai, politician

It is possible that the contemplation of cruelty will not make us humane but cruel; that the reiteration of the badness of our spiritual condition will make us consent to it.

Lionel Trilling, critic

In plain terms, a child is a complicated creature who can drive you crazy. There's a cruelty to childhood, there's an anger.

Maurice Sendak, artist

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

Isaac Asimov, scientist

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.

Jean Rostand, scientist

Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized communities.

Harriet Ann Jacobs, writer

Is the capacity for cruelty inherent in all of us?

Soledad O'Brien, journalist

Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.

Alphonse De Lamartine, poet

Farewell, fair cruelty.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

I think because of their terrible past, particularly this century, the Chinese have come to accept cruelty more than many other people, which is something I feel very unhappy about.

Jung Chang, writer

What has marked Chinese society is its level of cruelty, not just revolutions and wars. We ought to reject it totally, otherwise in another upheaval there will be further cruelty.

Jung Chang, writer

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.

Rowan D. Williams, clergyman

It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature, is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy.

Mercy Otis Warren, playwright

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, writer

There must have been a moment, at the beginning, were we could have said -- no. But somehow we missed it.

Tom Stoppard, dramatist

Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.

William Tecumseh Sherman, soldier

To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.

Maximilien Robespierre, leader

The only thing that really depresses me is animal cruelty.

Ricky Gervais, writer

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.

Bryant H. McGill, poet

Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march.

George W. Bush, president

London has always been a haven for victims of cruelty, and been improved by them. Yet I can see it changing now. Outsiders are demonised, there are little bits of legislation, people are scared.

Emma Thompson, actress

The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them.

George W. Bush, president

I think it's perfectly possible to explain how the universe came about without bringing God into it, but I don't know everything, and there may well be a God somewhere, hiding away. Actually, if he is keeping out of sight, it's because he's ashamed of his followers and all the cruelty and ignorance they're responsible for promoting in his name. If I were him, I'd want nothing to do with them.

Philip Pullman, writer

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.

Albert Schweitzer, theologian

The Haitian people are gentle and lovable except for their enormous and unconscious cruelty.

Zora Neale Hurston, dramatist

War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.

Gilbert Parker, politician

I think he is an extremely accessible character. In Data there is no potential for cruelty.

Brent Spiner, actor

I got a divorce eleven years later on the grounds of cruelty, which is still not easy in England.

Dinah Sheridan, actress

This circulating medium has a natural tendency to lessen by degrees the value and the use of money, and finally to render it powerless; and consequently to sweep away all the crushing masses of fraud, iniquity, cruelty, corruption and imposition that are built upon it.

Josiah Warren, inventor

There is a ceaseless war against drunkenness and cruelty and vice.

Anthony Blunt, historian

I think that if people are instructed about anything, it should be about the nature of cruelty. And about why people behave so cruelly to each other. And what kind of satisfactions they derive from it. And why there is always a cost, and a price to be paid.

Richard Russo, novelist

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.

Linda Chavez, author

Love has its place, as does hate. Peace has its place, as does war. Mercy has its place, as do cruelty and revenge.

Meir Kahane, clergyman

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