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Kindness is the beginning of cruelty. - Frank Herbert


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. - Jean Rostand


It is cruelty to be humane to rebels, and humanity is cruelty. [Fr., Contre les rebelles c'est cruante que d'estre humain, et humanite d'estre cruel] - Robert Burns


So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating and destructive effect upon our society than the others. - Anna Eleanor Roosevelt


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 permeated. - Leo Tolstoy


Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom, in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavor after a worthy manner of life. - Bertrand Russell


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. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton


To insult someone we call him 'bestial.' For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult. - Isaac Asimov