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33 Cruelty Quotes

I would love to see the grimace he [Marquis de Cinq-Mars] is now making on the scaffold. [Fr., Je voudrais bien voir la grimace qu'il fait a cette heure sur cet echafaud.]

Louis XIII Quotes , Source: see "Historie de Louis XIII", IV, p. 416

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The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Thomas Babington Macaulay Quotes , Source: History of England (vol. I, ch. II)

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Cruelty and fear shake hands together.

Honore de Balzac Quotes

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All cruelty springs from hard-heartedness and weakness.

Seneca Quotes

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

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity

George Eliot Quotes

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Cruelty and fear shake hands together

Honore de Balzac Quotes

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Men are cruel, but Man is kind.

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

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Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Man Was Made to Mourn

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Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

Robert Burns Quotes

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People in general are cruel to one another. The only way to have fun to them is to make fun of someone. I hate that. Why can't someone be different.why can't someone be themselves without being made fun of? I hate society because of how they judge pe

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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One of the ill effects of cruelty is that it makes the bystanders cruel

Thomas Fowell Buxton Quotes

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It is cruelty to be humane to rebels, and humanity is cruelty. [Fr., Contre les rebelles c'est cruante que d'estre humain, et humanite d'estre cruel.]

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Man Was Made to Mourn

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Even bear-baiting was esteemed heathenish and unchristian: the sport of it, not the inhumanity, gave offence.

Alexander Hume Quotes , Source: History of England (vol. I, ch. LXII)

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I must be cruel only to be kind.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, iv)

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In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning and cruelty

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy Quotes

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Cruelty is fed, not weakened, by tears

Publilius Syrus Quotes

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

Robinson Jeffers Quotes

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Detested sport, That owes its pleasures to another's pain.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. III, l. 326)

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

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: Song of the Shirt

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An angel with a trumpet said, "Forever more, forever more, The reign of violence is o'er!"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: The Occultation of Orion (st. 6)

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He rejoices to have made his way by ruin of others. [Lat., Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.]

Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) Quotes , Source: Pharsalia (I, 150)

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See what a rent the envious Casca made.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Antony at III, ii)

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Men so noble, However faulty, yet should find respect For what they have been: 'tis a cruelty To load a falling man.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Cromwell at V, iii)

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

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Viola at I, v)

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