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    Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.

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It is not linen you're wearing out,
But human creatures' lives.

It is not linen you're wearing out,
But human creatures' lives.

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Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural read more

Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us

by Robinson Jeffers Found in: Cruelty Quotes,
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Cruelty and fear shake hands together.

Cruelty and fear shake hands together.

by Honore De Balzac Found in: Cruelty Quotes,
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Even bear-baiting was esteemed heathenish and unchristian: the
sport of it, not the inhumanity, gave offence.

Even bear-baiting was esteemed heathenish and unchristian: the
sport of it, not the inhumanity, gave offence.

by Alexander Hume Found in: Cruelty Quotes,
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And you, enchantment,
Worthy enough a herdsman--yea, him too,
That makes himself, but for our honor therein,
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And you, enchantment,
Worthy enough a herdsman--yea, him too,
That makes himself, but for our honor therein,
Unworthy thee-if ever henceforth thou
These rural latches to his entrance open,
Or hoop his body more with thy embraces,
I will devise a death as cruel for thee
As thou art tender to't.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Cruelty Quotes,
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The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the
bear, but because it gave pleasure to the read more

The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the
bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

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One of the ill effects of cruelty is that it makes the bystanders cruel

One of the ill effects of cruelty is that it makes the bystanders cruel

by Thomas Fowell Buxton Found in: Cruelty Quotes,
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He rejoices to have made his way by ruin of others.
[Lat., Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.]

He rejoices to have made his way by ruin of others.
[Lat., Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.]

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Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.

Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.

by G. K. Chesterton Found in: Cruelty Quotes,
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