Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 64
Mankind Only

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

- Alphonse de Lamartine

Fact Indifference

Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact.

- Andrea Dworkin

News Sadly

Sadly, of course, there is real evil in the world. You watch the news, and you see all of the people suffering and so much cruelty.

- Angelina Jolie

Range Incredible

People are capable of incredible gallantry and terrible cruelty in situations of extreme duress. I tried to showcase that range in 'Enclave.'

- Ann Aguirre

Enough Scale

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.

- Ann Cotton

Guilt Nothing

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

Hidden Other

You want to free the world, free humanity, from oppression? Look inside, look sideways, look at the hidden violence of language. Never forget that language is where the other, parallel violence, the cruelty exercised on the body, originates.

- Ariel Dorfman

Therapy Need

People who need therapy are in Afghanistan. They've seen horrible human cruelty and degradation, but they don't have time or the money for therapy.

- David Chase

Worry Loved Ones

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

Beware Slums

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.

- John Grierson

Strength Recover

I have watched men suffer the anguish of imprisonment, defy appalling human cruelty... break for a moment, then recover inhuman strength to defy their enemies once more.

- John McCain

Away Then

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.

- Josephine Baker

Children World

Cruelty to children is the thing I can least bear in the world.

- Juliet Stevenson

Beginning Sources

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

Conscience Why

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.

- Bertrand Russell

Big Pants

Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade.

- Bette Midler


Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized communities.

- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Racism Will

Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.

- Henry Rollins

Will Grave

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

Always Other

People nearly always believe, and are willing to back it up with weapons and cruelty, that their religion and way of life is better than the other person's.

- Caroline B. Cooney

Fear Parent

Fear is the parent of cruelty.

- James Anthony Froude

Relationship Very

I am very sad for men and women trapped in any relationship where there is cruelty, dominance, inequity. I long for the liberation of all people.

- Jasmine Guy

Stupidity Iniquity

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

Which Levity

The thing which grieves and oppresses my heart with respect to poor Scotland, is the hardness of heart manifest in the levity and cruelty with which they speak of others.

- Edward Irving

Which Unnoticed

Cruelty to men and to the lower animals as well, which would have passed unnoticed a century ago, now shocks the sensibilities and is regarded as wicked and degrading.

- Elihu Root

Read Set

I read recently that someone set up a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Robots in America. The idea being that if something robotic can have responsibilities then it should also have rights.

- Emily Berrington

Hatred Breath

We protest to our last breath against the purveyors of hatred, cruelty and violence.

- Ephraim Mirvis

Cruel Shelter

Shelter dogs should be adopted into loving homes, not used in cruel experiments. That's why I support the Cruelty Free International global dog campaign.

- Eric McCormack

Truth Mercy

The truth doesn't have to do with cruelty, the truth has to do with mercy.

- Ken Kesey

Voiceless Inhabit

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

- Francois Mauriac

Kindness Beginning

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

- Frank Herbert

Always Side

Folklore has a moral center to it. Folklore is always, always, always on the side of the underdog, and children have a natural instinct towards justice. They feel indignation at needless cruelty and wistfulness about acts of mercy and kindness.

- Laura Amy Schlitz

Horror Films

I am profoundly fascinated by cruelty, fear, horror and death. My films show my preoccupation with violence, the pathology of violence.

- Fritz Lang

Serious Than

In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.

- Leon Trotsky

Humane Badness

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

Weakness Springs

All cruelty springs from weakness.

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Human Beings Human

We, as human beings, have the capacity for extreme cruelty.

- Lupita Nyong'o

War None

War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.

- Gilbert Parker


Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.

- Phaedrus

Always Took

Conceptually, I always took issue with bullies and those who took advantage of others, whether it was a teacher's cruelty to a student, or a student who picked fights with others.

- Pierce Brown

Value Literary

Cruelty is not a literary value.

- Salman Rushdie

Law Society

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

- Thomas Hardy

Art Act

In life and art, there are distinctions to be made between what an act of cruelty consists of.

- Maggie Nelson

Living Preventing

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

- Morarji Desai

How Eats

As long as man eats animals how can cruelty to animals be removed.

- Morarji Desai

Boredom Idle

Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.

- Renata Adler

Other Avarice

Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.

- Marquis de Sade

Us Inherent

Is the capacity for cruelty inherent in all of us?

- Soledad O'Brien

Law Patriotic

It is hard to conceive of the utter demoralization, of the political blindness and immorality, of the patriotic dishonesty, of the cruelty and degradation of a people who supplemented the incomparable Declaration of Independence with the Fugitive Slave Law.

- Robert Green Ingersoll

Art Been

Nothing has been left undone by the enemies of freedom. Every art and artifice, every cruelty and outrage has been practiced and perpetrated to destroy the rights of man. In this great struggle, every crime has been rewarded and every virtue has been punished.

- Robert Green Ingersoll

Anger Childhood

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

Forgive Punish

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

- Maximilien Robespierre

Love Revenge

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

Nature Unnatural

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

- Robinson Jeffers

Racism Racial

I vividly remember the summer of 1964 with its voter registration drives, boiling racial tensions, and the erupting awareness of the cruelty of racism. I was never the same after that summer.

- Sue Monk Kidd

Worst Human Being

The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a human being is isolation.

- Sukarno

Mistake May

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

- Mercy Otis Warren

Rather Consequence

We are bound to lose Ireland in consequence of years of cruelty, stupidity and misgovernment and I would rather lose her as a friend than as a foe.

- William E. Gladstone

Always Also

Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves.

- Paul Tillich

About Wince

There's a certain edge about cruelty. If you're honest about it, most people wince, but say it had to be said.

- Pete Waterman

Will Against

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

Always Been

I have always been against cruelty to animals and remain so.

- Peter Baynham

Anybody Forceful

Cruelty is all out of ignorance. If you knew what was in store for you, you wouldn't hurt anybody, because whatever you do comes back much more forceful than you send it out.

- Willie Nelson

Fashion Statement

Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without.

- Rue McClanahan