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Cruel Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt...
doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel
beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

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

Bored people, unless they sleep a lot,
are cruel.
- Renata Adler

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

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

Fortunately, this is not something that we see a lot of.
Very rarely do you see a dog in this terrible shape from starvation.
People just aren't that cruel.
- Jonathan Ross

I'll tell you one thing, it's a cruel,
cruel world.
- Danny DeVito

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

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

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

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

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

We are not by nature cruel.
- J. M. Coetzee

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

I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature.
- Adolf Hitler

Terror made me cruel.
- Emily Bronte

Africa is a cruel country; it takes your heart and
grinds it into powdered stone -
and no one minds.
- Elspeth Huxley

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

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

I like animals because they are not consciously cruel
and don't betray each other.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

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

People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life.
As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life -
to learn something is a joy to me.
- August Strindberg

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

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

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

Hollywood is the backdrop of my family,
and I know that the movie business is incredibly cruel as you get older.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

When I wasn't as attractive as I am now,
I suffered at the hands of cruel children and their
taunts until I realised that confidence and a bit of
aesthetic care can overcome that.
- Johnny Vegas

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

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

Aristocracy is always cruel.
- Wendell Phillips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can't look in the face of adoration and be cruel.
- Claudia Christian

Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous,
stupid and cruel life.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

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

You ought to try being cruel to some people.
- Mike Judge

In order to be cruel we have to close our hearts to
the suffering of the other.
- J. M. Coetzee

The truth is cruel, but it can be loved,
and it makes free those who have loved it.
- George Santayana

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

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

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

Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.
- John Gay

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

Every social injustice is not only cruel,
but it is economic waste.
- William Feather

Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion.
He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a
domestic policy that is cynical,
myopic and cruel.
- Joe Klein

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

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

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

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 think I've finally proven something to people who were cynical about me.
Because they were cruel.
- Nancy Sinatra

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

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

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

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

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


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