Women love to be called cruel even when they are kindest.
I think that the Cold War was an exceptional and unnecessary piece of cruelty.
Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain.
If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty I will answer that war is war and not popularity seeking.
War is cruelty and none can make it gentle.
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is the sooner it will be over.
What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.
I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong truth and error justice and injustice cruelty and mercy.
Fiction is a kind of compassion-generating machine that saves us from sloth. Is life kind or cruel? Yes Literature answers. Are people good or bad? You bet says Literature. But unlike other systems of knowing Literature declines to eradicate one truth in favor of another.
The truth doesn't have to do with cruelty the truth has to do with mercy.
The truth is cruel but it can be loved and it makes free those who have loved it.
Honesty is the cruelest game of all because not only can you hurt someone - and hurt them to the bone - you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time.
Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life it supports them all lends strength to them all ambition cruelty avarice revenge are all founded on lust.
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
All of us in society are supposed to believe that cruelty to animals is wrong and that it is a good thing to prevent needless suffering. So if that is true how can meat be acceptable under any but the most extraordinary circumstances such as perhaps roasting the bird who died flying into a window?
I am certain no one sets out to be cruel but our treatment of the elderly ill seems to have no philosophy to it. As a society we should establish whether we have a policy of life at any cost.
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.
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.
Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents but grow out of the very essence of religion namely its absolute claims.
I feel like the people from Iceland have a different relationship with their country than other places. Most Icelandic people are really proud to be from there and we don't have embarrassments like World War II where we were cruel to other people.
I am very sad for men and women trapped in any relationship where there is cruelty dominance inequity. I long for the liberation of all people.
What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!
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.