|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Mans inhumanity to man|
Makes countless thousands mourn!
BurnsMan Was Made to Mourn.
| Contre les rebelles cest cruauté que destre humain, et humanité destre cruel.|
It is cruelty to be humane to rebels, and humanity is cruelty.
Attributed to Charles IX. According to M. Fournier, an expression taken from a sermon of Corneille Muis, Bishop of Bitoute. Used by Catherine De Medicis.
| Detested sport,|
That owes its pleasures to anothers pain.
CowperThe Task. Bk. III. L. 326.
|It is not linen youre wearing out,|
But human creatures lives.
HoodSong of the Shirt.
| Even bear-baiting was esteemed heathenish and unchristian: the sport of it, not the inhumanity, gave offence.|
HumeHistory of England. Vol. I. Ch. LXII.
|An angel with a trumpet said,|
Forever more, forever more,
The reign of violence is oer!
LongfellowThe Occultation of Orion. St. 6.
| Je voudrais bien voir la grimace quil fait à cette heure sur cet échafaud.|
I would love to see the grimace he [Marquis de Cinq-Mars] is now making on the scaffold.
Louis XIII. See Histoire de Louis XIII. IV. P. 416.
|Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.|
He rejoices to have made his way by ruin.
LucanPharsalia. I. 150.
| The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.|
MacaulayHistory of England. Vol. I. Ch. II.
|I must be cruel, only to be kind.|
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 178.
| Men so noble,|
However faulty, yet should find respect
For what they have been; tis a cruelty
To load a falling man.
Henry VIII. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 74.
|See what a rent the envious Casca made.|
Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 179.
| You are the cruellst she alive,|
If you will lead these graces to the grave
And leave the world no copy.
Twelfth Night. Act I. Sc. 5. L. 259.
| 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 tot.
Winters Tale. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 448.
|Inhumanity is caught from man,|
From smiling man.
YoungNight Thoughts. Night V. L. 158.