Cruelty deserves no mercy. [ Proverb ]
A good thing can't be cruel. [ Dickens ]
Fear is the parent of cruelty. [ Froude ]
Angling is an innocent cruelty. [ George Parker ]
A man of cruelty is God's enemy. [ Proverb ]
I must be cruel, only to be kind. [ William Shakespeare ]
All cruelty springs from weakness. [ Seneca ]
A stony adversary, an inhuman wretch,
Uncapable of pity, void and empty
From any dram of mercy. [ William Shakespeare ]
It is cruelty in war that buyeth conquest. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
World's use is cold, world's love is vain.
World's cruelty is bitter bane
But pain is not the fruit of pain. [ E. B. Browning ]
Cruelty is more cruel if we defer the pain. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Cruelty is the first attribute of the devil. [ Proverb ]
Prudent cruelty is better than foolish pity. [ Proverb ]
Men of cruelty are birds of the devil's hatching. [ Proverb ]
Cruelty in war buyeth conquest at the dearest price. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
An infallible characteristic of meanness is cruelty. [ Dr. Samuel Johnson ]
Cruelty is a tyrant that is always attended with fear. [ Proverb ]
Detested sport, that owes its pleasures to another's pain. [ Cowper ]
Cruelty is the highest pleasure to the cruel man; it is his love. [ Landor ]
Against rebels it is cruelty to be humane, and humanity to be cruel. [ Corneille Muis ]
Much more may a judge overweigh himself in cruelty than in clemency. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
Envy hath a leer of her father the devil, but cruelty his very face. [ Proverb ]
The cruelty of the effeminate is more dreadful than that of the hardy. [ Lavater ]
It is as great a mischief to spare all, as it is cruelty to spare none. [ Proverb ]
Cruelty is no more the cure of crimes than it is the cure of sufferings. [ Landor ]
But look for ruin when a coward wins; For fear and cruelty are ever twins. [ Aleyn ]
Persecution is not wrong because it is cruel; it is cruel because it is wrong. [ Whately ]
The man who prates about the cruelty of angling will be found invariably to beat his wife. [ Christopher North ]
The Golden Rule Of Three.
Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]
Let me be cruel, not unnatural; I will speak daggers to her; but use none; my tongue and soul in this be hypocrites. [ William Shakespeare ]
No lover should have the insolence to think of being accepted at once, nor should any girl have the cruelty to refuse at once, without severe reasons. [ John Ruskin ]
There is something in meanness? which excites a species of resentment that never subsides, and something in cruelty which stirs up the heart to the highest agony of human hatred. [ Thomas Paine ]
Who has not seen how women bully women? What tortures have men to endure compared to those daily repeated shafts of scorn and cruelty with which poor women are riddled by the tyrants of their sex? [ Thackeray ]
Oh! woe to him who first had the cruelty to ridicule the name of old maid, a name which recalls so many sorrowful deceptions, so many sufferings, so much destitution! Woe to him who finds a target for his sarcasm in an involuntary misfortune, and who crowns white hair with thorns! [ E. Souvestre ]
The brute animals have all the same sensations of pain as human beings, and consequently endure as much pain when their body is hurt; but in their case the cruelty of torment is greater, because they have no mind to bear them up against their sufferings, and no hope to look forward to when enduring the last extreme pain. Their happiness consists entirely in present enjoyment. [ Chalmers ]
Though no participator in the joys of more vehement sport, I have a pleasure that I cannot reconcile to my abstract notions of the tenderness due to dumb creatures, in the tranquil cruelty of angling. I can only palliate the wanton destructiveness of my amusement by trying to assure myself that my pleasure does not spring from the success of the treachery I practice toward a poor little fish, but rather from that innocent revelry in the luxuriance of summer life which only anglers enjoy to the utmost. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]