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People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander.
The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Although I can't stop all cruelty to living creatures on the planet, I can be kinder to every living creature in my life.
To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.
Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.
Human emotions are a gift from our animal ancestors. Cruelty is a gift humanity has given itself.
Cruel men believe in a cruel god and use their belief to excuse their cruelty. Only kindly men believe in a kindly god, and they would be kindly in any case.
Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.
I have a high art, I hurt with cruelty those who would damage me.
True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys.
All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.
My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.
Man's highest duty is to protect animals from cruelty.
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.
You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.
Cruelty impresses, people want to be afraid of something. They want someone to whom they can submit with a shudder, the masses need that. They need something to dreed.
The myth of hell represents all the meanness, all the revenge, all the selfishness, all the cruelty, all the hatred, all the infamy of which the heart of man is capable.
Cruelty to animals can become violence to humans.
I am sometimes asked, 'Why do you spend so much of your time and money talking about kindness to animals when there is so much cruelty to men?' I answer: 'I am working at the roots.'
When Love cast me out, it was Cruelty who took pity upon me
Mohammed praises [instances of] tretchery, inhumanity, cruelty, revenge, and bigotry that are utterly incompatible with civilized society.
I don't believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.
Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade.
Dictatorships foster oppression, dictatorships foster servitude, dictatorships foster cruelty; more abominable is the fact that they foster idiocy.
It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature, is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy
Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without.
I have reached zero tolerance for the cruelty against our animal brothers. If we are to nuture our culture, let's begin with the animals who have been nothing but our beasts of burden for so long.
Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.
Decisiveness is often the art of timely cruelty.
Every moral act of love, of mercy, and of sacrifice brings to pass the end of the world where hatred, cruelty, and selfishness reign supreme.
Cruelty to animals is one of the most significant vices of a low and ignoble people.
Art, in fact, can be nothing but violence, cruelty and injustice.
Man is worse than an animal when he is an animal.
Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us.
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.
Probably human cruelty is fixed and eternal. Only styles change.
Cruelty and fear shake hands together.
Cruelty to animals is as if humans did not love God.
In the killing of animals there is cruelty, rage, and the accustoming of oneself to the bad habit of shedding innocent blood.
A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is a bad as an act of cruelty to a human being.
Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.
Cruelty to animals is an enormous injustice; so is expecting those on the lowest rung of the economic ladder to do the dangerous, soul-numbing work of slaughtering sentient beings on our behalf.
Human compassion is equal to human cruelty, and it is up to each of us to tip the balance.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
You know, we all oppose animal cruelty. But sometimes we forget that animals on farms suffer and feel pain like all other animals. They, too, deserve to be protected from harm and cruelty.