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Quotations on Cruelty

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If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one.

~ Anatole France

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

~ George Eliot

When a man's dog turns against him it is time for a wife to pack her trunk and go home to mama.

~ Mark Twain

The difference between coarse and refined abuse is the difference between being bruised by a club and wounded by a poisoned arrow.

~ Samuel Johnson

All cruelty springs from hard-heartedness and weakness.

~ Seneca

Cruelty and fear shake hands together.

~ Honoré de Balzac

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