Cruelty Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Antonin Artaud” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty signifies rigor, implacable intention and decision, irreversible and absolute determination.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Arthur Schopenhauer” float=”none” width=”100%”]All the cruelty and torment of which the world is full is in fact merely the necessary result of the totality of the forms under which the will to live is objectified.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brene Brown” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is easy, cheap and rampant.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edith Sitwell” float=”none” width=”100%”]When we think of cruelty, we must try to remember the stupidity, the envy, the frustration from which it has arisen.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edward St. Aubyn” float=”none” width=”100%”]If anything should take place behind closed doors, it was cruelty and betrayal.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Elihu Root” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Elisabeth Elliot” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty and wrong are not the greatest forces in the world. There is nothing eternal in them. Only love is eternal.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Eliza Cook” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty constitutes the greatest moral distance at which an intelligent creature can be removed from a God of forbearance and mercy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Erich Fromm” float=”none” width=”100%”]The cruelty itself is motivated by something deeper: the wish to know the secret of things and of life.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Euginia Herlihy” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is not something you can just sugar coat with a smile, with laughter, with a hug or with an act of kindness. It is a diabolical behaviour that will keep popping up behind that smile, behind that laughter, behind that hug and behind that act of kindness. ‘A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.’ (Proverbs 11:17)[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frank Herbert” float=”none” width=”100%”]Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”G.K. Chesterton” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gayendra Abeywardane” float=”none” width=”100%”]The cruelty of men had infected the land, and sea only swept in sharp waves to the shores.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Bernard Shaw” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Bernard Shaw” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn’t really hurt.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Eliot” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gilbert Parker” float=”none” width=”100%”]War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Harriet Ann Jacobs” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized communities.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”HonorĂ© de Balzac” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty and fear shake hands together. An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jocelyn Murray” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is no honor in cruelty.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jodie Foster” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it’s not acceptable.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Johnny Rich” float=”none” width=”100%”]Is cruelty still cruel if it is necessary? Is cruelty still cruel if it is part of a lie?[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lailah Gifty Akita” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is lack of courage.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lailah Gifty Akita” float=”none” width=”100%”]Lack of courage leads to cruelty.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lodovico Ariosto” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty ever proceeds from a vile mind, and often from a cowardly heart.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marquis De Sade” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty, very far from being a vice, is the first sentiment Nature injects in us all.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Martin Amis” float=”none” width=”100%”]Probably human cruelty is fixed and eternal. Only styles change.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marty Rubin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is the surest sign of stupidity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mason Cooley” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is softened by fear, not pity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Matthew Scully” float=”none” width=”100%”]The only thing worse than cruelty is delegated cruelty.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Nani” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is the first attribute of the devil.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Paul Tillich” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Pete Waterman” float=”none” width=”100%”]There’s a certain edge about cruelty. If you’re honest about it, most people wince, but say it had to be said.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robinson Jeffers” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robinson Jeffers” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is cruelty to the innocent not to punish the guilty.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Rue McClanahan” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Salman Rushdie” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is not a literary value.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Seneca” float=”none” width=”100%”]All cruelty springs from weakness.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Shannon L. Alder” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is a language that the blind can see, the deaf can hear, and the heart feels forever.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Soledad O’Brien” float=”none” width=”100%”]Is the capacity for cruelty inherent in all of us?[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sukarno” float=”none” width=”100%”]The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a human being is isolation.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tacitus” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is fed, not weakened, by tears.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tennessee Williams” float=”none” width=”100%”]Deliberate cruelty is unforgivable.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Fuller” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is a tyrant that’s always attended with fear.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Hardy” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can’t get out of it if we would.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Vastly Grossman” float=”none” width=”100%”]In great hearts the cruelty of life gives birth to good.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Vernon Howard” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty practiced as a matter of social principle or public policy, and presented to the community as a means to a higher goal is the most obscene and decadent phenomenon of any civilization.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Walter Savage Landor” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cruelty is the highest pleasure to the cruel man; it is his love.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Tecumseh Sherman” float=”none” width=”100%”]War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Willie Nelson” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]