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What will happen once the authentic mass man takes over, we do not know yet, although it may be a fair guess that he will have more in common with the meticulous, calculated correctness of Himmler than with the hysterical fanaticism of Hitler, will more resemble the stubborn dullness of Molotov than the sensual vindictive cruelty of Stalin.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty -- necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by craft or cruelty gained, to cover the foulness of their fact, they call purchase, as a name more honest. Howsoever, he that for want of will or wit useth not those means, must rest in servitude and poverty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is rude to silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What beauty in childhood, what purity, what openness before one lets oneself be killed and cruelty recloses all.More [08/29/2006 12:08:00]
I don't like deliberate cruelty in stand-up comics, and I was the brunt of a lot of it.More [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
V: Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.More [05/21/2007 12:05:00]
Motorcycle Cop: Do you know what the penalty for animal cruelty is in this state?
Clark: No, sir, I don't.
Motorcycle Cop: Well... it's probably pretty stiff.More [05/22/2007 12:05:00]
Joe Friday: Hold it right there, Whirley. Police officer, you're under arrest.
Reverend Jonathan Whirley: I beg your pardon, what is this? Some kind of a feeble joke?
Joe Friday: Oh, it's a real knee-slapper, friend, if you consider California Penal Code section 4A, 4207A, 597 and 217 Theft, Kidnapping, Cruelty to Animals and Attempted Murder something to laugh about.
Reverend Jonathan Whirley: I haven't the slightest idea what you're talking about.
Joe Friday: My partner and I witnessed that little torchlight picnic you threw last night, we're gonna put you where your kind always ends up - in a seven by seven foot grey-green metal cage in the fifteenth floor of some hundred-year-old penitentiary, with damp, stinking walls and a wooden plank for a bed. Sure, this city isn't perfect, we need a smut-free life for all of our citizens; cleaner streets, better schools, and good hockey team. But the big difference between you and me, mister, is you made the promise, and I'm going to keep it.
[everyone applauds]More [09/25/2007 12:09:00]
Lt. Dobbs: Are you finished with the questioning, Callahan?
Harry Callahan: Hypothetical situation, huh? All right, I'm standing on the street corner, and Mrs. Grey there comes up and propositions me. She says if I come home with her, for $5 she'll put on an exhibition with a Shetland pony...
Mrs. Grey: If this is your idea of humor, Inspector...
Lt. Dobbs: All right, what are you trying to do here, Callahan?
Harry Callahan: I'm just trying to find out if anybody in this room knows what the hell law is being broken, besides cruelty to animals.More [10/12/2007 12:10:00]
KFC has the ability to stop this cruelty today, simply by implementing the changes recommended by its own advisors, … While KFC drags its feet, chickens continue to suffer unnecessarilyMore [11/23/2007 12:11:00]
Vince Walker: Whatever moral ascendancy the West once held was lost here today. India is free, for she has taken all that steel and cruelty can give and she has neither cringed nor retreated.More [12/08/2007 12:12:00]
With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution, with the first murder, with the first purge and execution, we have lost the revolution.More [03/10/2008 12:03:00]
Sherlock Holmes:
I don't like the smell of you - an underground smell, the sick sweetness of decay. You haven't robbed and killed merely for the game like any ordinary halfway decent thug. No, you're in love with cruelty for it's own sake.

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Dr. Alec Harvey:
[hearing a trio playing in the restaurant] There should be a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Musical Instruments.

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Blanche DuBois:
Deliberate cruelty is unforgivable, and the one thing of which I have never,ever been guilty of.

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Blanche DuBois:
But some things are not forgivable. Deliberate cruelty is not forgivable! It is the one unforgivable thing, in my opinion, and the one thing of which I have never, never been guilty.

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Captain Bligh:
Now don't mistake me. I'm not advising cruelty or brutality with no purpose. My point is that cruelty with purpose is not cruelty - it's efficiency. Then a man will never disobey once he's watched his mate's backbone laid bare. He'll see the flesh jump, hear the whistle of the whip for the rest of his life.

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The Doctor:
Superior intelligence and senseless cruelty just do not go together.

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Father Collins:
I don't know what's the matter with youngsters in this town. Their talk is filthy, their doings are secret, and cruelty for fun.

Thomas Ryan:
Unemployment is the matter with them, Father Hugh. It's the deliberate policy for the British government that Irish youngsters shall corrupt in idleness.

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Pre-credits disclaimer:
The following feature is one of the most violent films ever made. There are at least two dozen scenes of barbaric torture and sadistic cruelty graphically shown. If the presentation of disgusting and repulsive subject matter upsets you, please do not view this film.

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Dane O'Neill:
Mom, is this you? Oh, you were beautiful.

Meggie Cleary:
Were? Oh the cruelty of youth.

Fiona 'Fee' Cleary:
It was a lovely dress. Blue wasn't it?

Meggie Cleary:
No, Mum, yours was blue.

Ralph de Bricassart:
Meggie's dress was rose. "Ashes of Roses", it was called. And in it, she was the most beautiful thing any of us had ever seen.

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Mrs. Miggins:
Bonjour, Monsiuer

Excuse me.

Mrs. Miggins:
It's French.

So is eating frogs, cruelty to geese and urinating on the streets.

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Cardinal Mazarin:
The people of England will permit anything - except cruelty to horses and a rise in the price of beer.

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Dt. Kinderman:
This I believe in... I believe in death. I believe in disease. I believe in injustice and inhumanity, torture and anger and hate... I believe in murder. I believe in pain. I believe in cruelty and infidelity. I believe in slime and stink and every crawling, putrid thing... every possible ugliness and corruption, you son of a bitch. I believe... in you.

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Your aim is to debase and humiliate a human being, there is *no* justification for cruelty.

Our aim is to rid society of negative influences. The end justifies the use of certain unorthodox means.

[repeats] Your aim is to debase and humiliate a human being, there is no justification for cruelty.

Our aim is to rid society of negative influences...

[both continue to repeat their lines simultaneously]

...There is *no* justification for cruelty, there is no justification for cruelty.


There is no justification!

Our aim is to rid society of negative influences... There is no justification for cruelty of any kind.

[stops, aghast, looks up]

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Gwendy Doll:
All my makeup is cruelty free!

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There is much cruelty in the universe.

John Crichton:
Yeah, we seem to have a treasure map to it.

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The world had changed to my eyes. I had not expected such cruelty from the light. For in the embrace of the sun, I could find no comfort, only malice. This would change in time for the worse, along with other things.

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Luda May:
Oh, I know your kind. Always cruelty and ridicule for my boy! Well does anyone care about me and my boy?

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The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous.More [07/07/2011 05:07:08]
The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.More [07/08/2011 06:07:51]
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.More [07/08/2011 06:07:57]
World's use is cold, world's love is vain, world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain.More [07/09/2011 04:07:22]
I couldn't watch Tom and Jerry. The cruelty was too much. I had all these strange images, of tiny animals, all mixed up.More [07/16/2011 06:07:39]
Where does discipline end? Where does cruelty begin? Somewhere between these, thousands of children inhabit a voiceless hell.More [07/22/2011 05:07:32]
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.More [07/29/2011 05:07:02]
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.More [08/27/2011 04:08:37]
Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.More [09/10/2011 04:09:26]
As long as man eats animals how can cruelty to animals be removed.More [09/20/2011 05:09:24]
I believe in preventing cruelty to all living beings in any form.More [09/20/2011 05:09:39]
Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.More [09/29/2011 03:09:34]
Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.More [09/29/2011 03:09:34]
If experience be consulted, it will be found there is no action, however abominable, that has not received the applause of some people. Parricide - the sacrifice of children - robbery - usurpation - cruelty - intolerance - prostitution, have all in their turn been licensed actions, and have been deemed laudable and meritorious deeds with some nations of the earth. Above all, Religion has consecrated the most unreasonable, the most revolting customs.More [09/30/2011 05:09:53]
What shall be said for the unjust cruelty of some nations, in which the law, that ought to have for its object the advantage of the whole, appears to be made only for the security of the most powerful; in which punishments the most disproportionate to the crime, unmercifully take away the lives of men, whom the most urgent necessity has obliged to become criminal? It is thus, that in a great number of civilised nations, the life of the citizen is placed in the same scales with money; that the unhappy wretch, who is perishing from hunger and misery, is put to death for having taken a pitiful portion of the superfluity of another whom he beholds rolling in abundance? It is this, that in many otherwise enlightened societies, is called justice, or making the punishment commensurate with the crime.More [09/30/2011 05:09:41]
There is a ceaseless war against drunkenness and cruelty and vice.More [10/17/2011 02:10:08]
Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain.More [10/19/2011 09:10:17]
The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.More [12/04/2011 04:12:01]
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.More [12/11/2011 03:12:38]
There was a kind of shifting of the balances of my brain, of the way I had been thinking, the same kind of realignment as when, a few days before, words like democracy, liberty, freedom, had faded under pressure of a new sort of understanding of the real movement of the world towards dark, hardening power. I knew, but of course the word, written, cannot convey the quality of this knowing, that whatever already is has its logic and its force. I felt this, like a vision, in a new kind of knowing. And I knew that the cruelty and the spite and the I.I.I.I. of Saul and of Anna were part of the logic of war; and I knew how strong these emotions were, in a way that would never leave me, would become part of how I saw the world.More [12/21/2011 01:12:50]
Why does shame and self-loathing become cruelty to the innocent?More [04/21/2012 12:04:03]
We have become so accustomed to the religious lie that surrounds us that we do not notice the atrocity, stupidity and cruelty with which the teaching of the Christian church is permeatedMore [05/10/2012 02:05:55]
I think with anybody who’s doing well in the public eye or whatever, there’s always gonna be a shift because people don’t wanna see somebody happy all the time. And they’re gonna try to take shots at people…. I think that’s just cruel, you know? I think that’s cruelty when you judge people.More [07/13/2012 02:07:50]
As for two galaxies, for you and me, the fate has ordered to disperse ...
The cruelty of truth is simple - accepts it common sense, but heart does not accept this curse.More [07/04/2016 02:07:03]

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