If you wish to have a deep insight into cruelty, then these famous unkindness quotations and sayings should help you explore about it in depth. For more on cruelty quotes, read on.

Cruelty Quotes

Cruelty can be described as deriving pleasure from deliberately inflicting suffering on others. Psychologically, cruelty is the manifestation of frustration and anger, which is given vent by deliberate aggression. Cruelty is a general human phenomenon, as animals do not really inflict pain on mere whim. It is only humans who can truly comprehend pain and suffering and voluntarily inflict it on others to satiate their sadistic instinct or avenge an insult. To get a better understanding on cruelty, read the cruelty quotes given below.

Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.

- Mahatma Gandhi

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

- Voltaire

God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.

- Stephen King

When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.

- Donald Trump

I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.

- Jerome K. Jerome

Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.

- Germaine Greer

This is the culture you're raising your kids in. Don't be surprised if it blows up in your face.

- Marilyn Manson

Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.

- Germaine Greer

We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.

- Marilyn Manson

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.

- Indira Gandhi

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.

- Theodore Roosevelt

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

- Thomas Paine

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

- Unpopular Essays , Bertrand Russell

If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.

- Noam Chomsky

Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.

- Charlie Chaplin

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

- Voltaire

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.

- Immanuel Kant

Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.

- Ovid

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

- Thomas Hardy

In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.

- Ezra Pound

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.

- King Solomon

It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it.

- Robert E. Lee

What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.

- Robert E. Lee

Political advertising ought to be stopped. It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left. It's totally dishonest.

- David Ogilvy

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.

- George Eliot

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.

- Bill Hicks

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.

- Abbie Hoffman

Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over.

- Henry George

Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against his own people.

- Tom Cruise

If a man can beat you, walk him.

- Satchel Paige

No. Better research needed. Fire your research person. No fishnet stockings. Never. Not in this band.

- Gene Simmons

We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.

- R. D. Laing

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

- C.S. Lewis

A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it.

- An Anthology: 365 Readings , George MacDonald

I have killed no one and I have ordered no one to be killed.

- Charles Manson

I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet.

- Hugo Chavez

The violence between women is unbelievable. Women try to make each other crawl so that their knees are bleeding.

- Tori Amos

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

- John Steinbeck

All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.

- Jeremy Bentham

The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.

- James Monroe

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