Cruelty Quotes

Most popular cruelty quotes

If we are the only animal with a sense of justice, it would clearly be because we also are about the only animal with a sense of cruelty.

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Cruelty is the only sin.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.

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Cowardice is the mother of cruelty.

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

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A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside itself—it only requires opportunity.
When we think of cruelty, we must try to remember the stupidity, the envy, the frustration from which it has arisen.
The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.

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