Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Hypocrisy, the lie, is the true sister of evil, intolerance, and cruelty.
Man is worse than an animal when he is an animal.
When we think of cruelty, we must try to remember the stupidity, the envy, the frustration from which it has arisen.
In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning and cruelty.
Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other.
I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
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!
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
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.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
What has marked Chinese society is its level of cruelty, not just revolutions and wars. We ought to reject it totally, otherwise in another upheaval there will be further cruelty.
Is the capacity for cruelty inherent in all of us?
There's a certain edge about cruelty. If you're honest about it, most people wince, but say it had to be said.
Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game.
The truth doesn't have to do with cruelty, the truth has to do with mercy.
I'm very touched on a deep level by cruelty to animals.
Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
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.
I got a divorce eleven years later on the grounds of cruelty, which is still not easy in England.
I think the suffering, violence and cruelty and Guantanamo and the rest is going to go on and on in Iraq.
Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized communities.
Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us.
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