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
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
It's fair to say that the Bible contains equal amounts of fact, history, and pizza. God works in mysterious, inefficient, and breathtakingly Cruel ways.penn jillette
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 started out by viewing the marketplace as a Cruel place, where you need intervention by government and lawyers to protect people. But after watching the regulators work, I have come to believe that markets are magical and the best protectors of the consumer. It is my job to explain the beauties of the free market.john stossel
Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and Cruel dictator. [..] You are either brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated. [..] Will you cease this outrage?mahmoud ahmadinejad
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
I ask myself why do these worshipers of this God want to convict him of being such a crummy designer - most of his creations die off, the rest suffer miserably; of being Cruel and capricious and bungling and incompetent and callous as a father? [www.youtube.com/watch?v=THHapkLeSGo?t=24m23s]christopher hitchens
That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor Cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.george mason
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.
Ah, Cruel 'tis to love, And Cruel not to love, But cruelest of all To love and love in vain.
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.
If ever henceforth thou These rural latches to his entrance open, Or hoop his body more with thy embraces, I will devise a death as Cruel for thee As thou art tender to't.william shakespeare
His [Jesus'] object was the reformation of some articles in the religion of the Jews, as taught by Moses. That sect had presented for the object of their worship, a being of terrific character, Cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust.