cruelty

A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on animal rights, peace, cruelty, war, humanity, and progress

Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is -- whether its victim is human or animal -- we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing, we set back the progress of humanity.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

Contributed by: Carney Anne

A Quote by Kedar on philosophy, god, excuse, cruelty, vanity, and uqv theory

Philosophy is the only excuse God has for his cruelty and vanity.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on story, world, humans, caught, life, lives, thoughts, hungers, ambitions, avarice, cruelty, kindness, generosity, good, evil, well, and ill

"I believe that there is only one story in the world...Humans are caught--in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too--in a net of good and evil...A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean question: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well--or ill?"

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Source: East of Eden

Contributed by: hannah

A Quote by Leo Rosten on gentleness, cruelty, strengh, compassion, love, and weakness

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

Leo Rosten

Source: From a website

Contributed by: Emily

A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on falsehood, truth, cruel, cruelty, animal, self, and true self

You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind.  He who wants to keep his garden tidy does not reserve a plot for weeds.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

Contributed by: Jonny D

A Quote by Mark Twain on human nature, life, and cruelty

Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: "The Lowest Animal"

Contributed by: James

A Quote by Les Brown on belief, cruelty, difficulty, gifts, journeys, life, and talent

I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.

Les Brown

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Strunk, Jr. on cruelty, manners, men, nations, philosophy, punishment, and style

In his Philosophy of Style, Herbert Spencer gives two sentences to illustrate how the vague and general can be turned into the vivid and particular: In proportion as the manners, customs, and amusements of a nation are cruel and barbarous, the regulations of its penal code will be severe. In proportion as men delight in battles, bullfights, and combats of gladiators, will they punish by hanging, burning, and the rack.

William Strunk (1869 - 1946)

Source: Strunk & White in The Elements of Style, 1918, Third Revision, 1979, p. 23.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on bitterness, cruelty, failure, humility, ideas, kindness, people, success, and tolerance

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Shakespeare on cruelty and kindness

I must be cruel only to be kind.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 4

Contributed by: Zaady

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