Cruelty Quotes

Marquis de sade - certain souls seem hard because they are capable...
The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists - That is why they invented hell.
Bertrand Russell

Cruelty is like hope: it springs eternal.
Dr. Anthony Daniels, The Observer (1998)
The discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed known in history.
Joseph Conrad
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, Unpopular Essays (1950), "Outline of Intellectual Rubbish".
Hypocrisy, the lie, is the true sister of evil, intolerance, and cruelty.
Raisa M. Gorbachev

The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.
Pope John Paul II
Albert einstein - my pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling...
My loathings are simple stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov
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 Keith Chesterton
When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner.
William Shakespeare, Henry V
Rue mcclanahan - cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do...
What is it the Bible teaches us? - Rapine, cruelty, and murder. What is it the Testament teaches us? - To believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married, and the belief of this debauchery is called faith.
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov
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 injustices and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him your celebration is a sham.
Frederick Douglas
All cruelty springs from weakness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca