Since the creation of the world there has been no tyrant like Intemperance, and no slaves so cruelly treated as his.
The more legal and material hindrances women have broken through, the more strictly and heavily and cruelly images of female beauty have come to weigh upon us.
Advice to those about to build a Water-garden - DON'T. Not that the Water-garden is not a joy and a glory but that it is cruelly hard to keep in order and control unless you are a master of millions and of broad ample acres of pool and pond. Water, like fire, is a good servant, perhaps, but is painfully liable to develop into a master.
Anger, even when it punishes the faults of delinquents, ought not to precede reason as its mistress, but attend as a handmaid at the back of reason, to come to the front when bidden. For once it begins to take control of the mind, it calls just, what it does cruelly.
Nutrition . . . has been kicked around like a puppy that cannot take care of itself. Food faddists and crackpots have kicked it pretty cruelly . . .
No people in the history of the world have ever been so misunderstood, so misjudged, and so cruelly maligned.
If I had been a failure like - and I don't mean this cruelly - if I had been a Conservative leader who lost like Stanfield, they'd have thought I was terrific,
I think that if people are instructed about anything, it should be about the nature of cruelty. And about why people behave so cruelly to each other. And what kind of satisfactions they derive from it. And why there is always a cost, and a price to be paid.
If a servant strives to please his master and studies and takes pains to do it, I believe there are but few masters who would use such a servant cruelly.
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
We are gathered for what is officially a groundbreaking, but the truth is that this hallowed ground has already been broken -- viciously and cruelly, ... So today instead of a groundbreaking, we begin the process of filling the gaping wound left by the horrific terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, at this site and two others.
Such is the remorseless progression of human society, shedding lives and souls as it goes on its way. It is an ocean into which men sink who have been cast out by the law and consigned, with help most cruelly withheld, to moral death. The sea is the pitiless social darkness into which the penal system casts those it has condemned, an unfathomable waste of misery. The human soul, lost in those depths, may become a corpse. Who shall revive it
Bound and gagged at Death's Door, One is cruelly beaten, and punished in the Court of the Lord
How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, When memory plays an old tune on the heart.
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.To him...a touch is a blow,a sound is a noise,a misfortune is a tragedy,a joy is an ecstasy,a friend is a lover,a lover is a god,and failure is death.Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - - - so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.