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A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils ...
by Ouida

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
- Ouida

Could we see when and where we are to meet again,
we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
- Ouida

Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.
- Ouida

Petty laws breed great crimes.
- Ouida

 

Christianity has made of death a terror which was unknown
to the gay calmness of the Pagan.
- Ouida

An easy-going husband is the one indispensable comfort of life.
- Ouida

It is hard work to be good when you are very little and very hungry,
and have many sticks to beat you, and no mother's lips to kiss you.
- Ouida

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Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
- Ouida

To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
- Ouida

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

I find it rather easy to portray a businessman.
Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
- John Cleese

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

The terrorist attacks upon our country changed the
way that we live forever and provided us with a cruel
reminder that freedom and liberty have a price.
- Jo Ann Davis

Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold-
bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
- James Russell Lowell

The bottom of the sea is cruel.
- Hart Crane

I don't come to tournaments to make friends,
to go to parties, to hold conversations.
I come to be the best, and I'm not mean and cruel and dirty.
- Venus Williams

I think women can be as cruel as men,
and men as tender as women, and vice versa.
- Aaron Eckhart

One can't be kind to one person and cruel to another.
- Morarji Desai

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened
the fiber of a free people.
A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly,
for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable,
ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery.
- Jonathan Mayhew

Women love to be called cruel, even when they are kindest.
- Samuel Richardson

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful.
It has the beauty of loneliness of pain:
of strength and freedom.
The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love.
The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
- Benjamin Britten

The true reason of Ms.
Rice's attack against Russia is very simple.
Condoleezza Rice is a very cruel, offended woman who lacks men's attention.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

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

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

There was that law of life, so cruel and so just,
that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.
- Norman Mailer

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

Those who actually hate animals to the point of being
cruel to them are outcasts to the rest of us,
no matter where in the world they live.
- Nick Clooney

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

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers.
This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated
thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

Aristocracy is always cruel.
- Wendell Phillips

The national security state has many unfair and cruel weapons in its arsenal,
but that of junk science is one which can be fought and perhaps defeated.
- Aldrich Ames

Others too would occasionally entertain and privately express such doubts;
though we all had been most solemnly warned by the
cruel murder of Saint Francis.
- Maria Monk

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
- Thomas Paine

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart.
How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart.
Those escape your anger who refuse your sway,
and those are punished most, who most obey.
- Matthew Prior

The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage.
He is in front of it.
- Axel Munthe

Most children turn out badly because they have the wrong parental image.
This doesn't mean their parents are criminal.
It means they are boring and cruel.
- Hedy Lamarr

The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey
her husband has sent more women to the grave than to
the courts for a divorce.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

In a cruel and evil world, being cynical can allow
you to get some entertainment out of it.
- Daniel Waters

Bond was how Fleming saw himself; the sardonic,
cruel mouth, the hard, tight skinned face.
- Terence Young

If we're so cruel to minorities, why do they keep coming
here? Why aren't they sneaking across the Mexican border
to make their way to the Taliban?
- Ann Coulter

I'll do humor about myself, I'll poke fun and everything,
but that's me and I can do it to me.
I think it's cruel to do it to somebody else.
- Delta Burke

And, perhaps most importantly, regional conflicts will
again and again confront us with a cruel choice between
costly engagement and costly indifference.
- Lord Robertson

Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional,
they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic,
they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair.
- William Dunbar

It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through
his regions of enchantment without having a critic,
forever, like the old man of the sea,
upon his back.
- Marianne Moore

Terror made me cruel.
- Emily Bronte

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

Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.
- Che Guevara

I don't think I'd ever be cruel to an animal.
- David Duchovny

He who is only just is cruel.
Who on earth could live were all judged justly?
- Lord Byron

Cruel and cold is the judgment of man,
Cruel as winter, and cold as the snow;
But by-and-by will the deed and the plan Be judged
by the motive that lieth below.
- Lewis J. Bates

In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable
of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
- Edmund Burke

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

You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor.
We are cruel to each other.
- Steve Irwin

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess,
and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
- Joseph Addison

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel,
and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
- Leo Rosten

Only the weak are cruel.
Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
- Leo Buscaglia

It's very strange that the people you love are often
the people you're most cruel to.
- Kenneth Branagh

Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents,
but grow out of the very essence of religion,
namely, its absolute claims.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
- Tennessee Williams

It's a cruel, heartless world out there in commercial rock 'n' roll,
and when you take as much time off as we did,
eight years, booking agents don't know if you'll draw.
- Tina Weymouth

Perhaps it should only be added that the Gorean master,
though often strict, is seldom cruel.
The girl knows, if she pleases him, her lot will be an easy one.
- John Norman

Children are very cruel, yes.
Of course.
Children are extraordinarily cruel little creatures.
- Dennis Potter


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