By B.K.
Date: 2008 Feb 15
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Cruelty is one of the chief ingredients of love, and divided about equally between the sexes: cruelty of lust, ingratitude, callousness, maltreatment, domination.

The same is true of the passive qualities, patience under suffering, even pleasure in ill usage.

Thomas Mann (1875–1955),

Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)