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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.

Thomas Paine

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

Gene Tierney

Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.

Gene Tierney

I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices.

Osama bin Laden

I heard about the bombings the same way everyone else heard about them, from the television or radio. I did not order them but was very glad for what happened to the Americans there.

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.

Theodore Roosevelt

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Leon Trotsky

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

Pamela Anderson

The bust of Colonel Sanders stands as a monument to cruelty and has no place in the Kentucky state Capitol.

Zora Neale Hurston

The Haitian people are gentle and lovable except for their enormous and unconscious cruelty.

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.

James Russell Lowell

There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.

Bertrand Russell

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

William Shakespeare

Farewell, fair cruelty.

George W. Bush

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march.

Fear Freedom Fighting
Aldous Huxley

The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous.

He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

That Jesus of Nazareth died upon a cross is mere matter of history; that He who did so die was the Christ the Son of God is entirely a matter of revelation.