Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave.
Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn Cruel!ernesto 'che' guevara
Books are written by martyr-men, not for rich men alone but for all men. If we consider it, every human being has, by the nature of the case, a right to hear what other wise human beings have spoken to him. It is one of the Rights of Men; a very Cruel injustice if you deny it to a man!thomas carlyle
For the crown of our life as it closes Is darkness, the fruit thereof dust; No thorns go as deep as a rose's, And love is more Cruel than lust. Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives.algernon charles swinburne
"You will have no credit for your virtue (if you call it such): even your best friends will not believe in it; because it is monstrous, and not to be credited but by those who suffer, from the effects of it, such Cruel torments that they know it to be indeed reality."anne brontë
The paternalist is a sentimentalist at heart, and the sentimentalist is always potentially Cruel.christopher isherwood
What mean and Cruel things men can do for the love of God.
How Cruel the Penal Laws are which exclude me from a fair trial with men whom I look upon as so much my inferiors...Daniel O'Connell
I thought that my invincible power would hold the world captive, leaving me in a freedom undisturbed. Thus night and day I worked at the chain with huge fires and Cruel hard strokes. When at last the work was done and the links were complete and unbreakable, I found that it held me in its grip.rabindranath tagore
My curiosity was in no way Cruel. Deviations from the commonplace attracted me strongly, as they still do; and to me the hermaphrodite and the living skeleton were interesting for the same reason as was Creatore, or the resplendent Guardsmen of the bands because such people did not often come my way, and I hoped that they might impart some great revelation to me, some insight which would help me to a clearer understanding of the world about me.Robertson Davies
That's the nub of the thing, you see seriousness of spirit. It doesn't mean heaviness of heart, or a lack of fantasy, but it does mean an awareness of influences that touch our lives, sometimes in ways that seem Cruel and unfeeling, and sometimes in ways that open up a glory which can never be forgotten.Robertson Davies
Barbara wrote that his brain frightened her. It was sharp and clear and Cruel. She admired him for being always unsentimental, but noted 'always remember to rely on yourself ... if you are in a sticky place he will be so interested in noting your reactions that he will probably forget to rescue you.'graham greene
It is a Cruel atmosphere down there, Cruel and ruthless.thomas mann
We shall be remembered in history as the most Cruel, and therefore the most unwise, generation of men that ever yet troubled the earth: the most Cruel in proportion to their sensibility, the most unwise in proportion to their science. No people, understanding pain, ever inflicted so much: no people, understanding facts, ever acted on them so little.john ruskin
I've heard of many people who claim they'd as soon their children were dead as gay. What it took me a long time to believe is that these people are saying no more than the truth. They even speak for others too delicate to use the Cruel words.eve kosofsky sedgwick
All government is Cruel; for nothing is so Cruel as impunity.George Bernard Shaw
In a Cruel irony, speculators - rather then elected politicians - are the shots on crisis management. In an absurd logic, those who foster financial turbulence have been invited by the G7 Finance ministers to identify policies which attenuate financial turbulence.
He who the sword of heaven will bear Should be as holy as severe, Pattern in himself to know, Grace to stand, and virtue go; More nor less to others paying Than by self-offenses weighing Shame to him, whose Cruel striking Kills for faults of his own liking!william shakespeare
A mermaid found a swimming lad Picked him for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in Cruel happiness That even lovers drown.
Gossip and reputation make sure that what comes around - a person who is Cruel will find that the others are Cruel hack to him, and a person who is kind will find others are kind in return. Gossip paired with reciprocity allow karma to work here on earth, not in the next life. As long as everyone plays tit-for-tat augmented by gratitude, vengeance, and gossip, the whole system should work beautifully.
It is the law of life that if you are kind to someone you feel happy . If you are Cruel you are unhappy. And if you hurt someone, you will be hurt back.