man's inhumanity to man

man's inhumanity to man

The cruel, barbaric manner in which people treat other people The line appears to have originated in Robert Burns' 1784 poem Man was made to mourn: A Dirge. I'm normally a pretty optimistic person, but reading in the news about man's inhumanity to man day in and day out just makes me want to give up on it all. Just when you think man's inhumanity to man can't get any worse, something horrific like this happens.
See also: man

man's inhumanity to man

Fig. human cruelty toward other humans. It doesn't take a war to remind us of man's inhumanity to man.
See also: man
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Man's inhumanity to man is pretty endless, and you just have to harden yourself."
I am saddened by "man's inhumanity to man." A recent weekend saw 52 people shot in Chicago, 11 of whom died despite the sincere and aggressive efforts of the Chicago Police Department.
But the politicians of Southern Europe cannot find any excuse for man's inhumanity to man in the Second World War as carried out by the Balkan States, Mussolini's Italy and Hitler's Germany.
"As a member of the human race I'm lost for words at man's inhumanity to man, I'm afraid."
"As a member of the family I'm shocked, as a member of the human race I'm lost for words at man's inhumanity to man I'm afraid."
As a member of the human race, I'm lost for words at man's inhumanity to man."
Mr Gouldstone added: "As a member of the family, I'm shocked; as a member of the human race, I'm lost for words at man's inhumanity to man."
Throughout "Damnation Island" we learn of the extraordinary Reverend William Glenney French as he ministers to Blackwell's residents, battles the bureaucratic mazes of the Department of Correction and a corrupt City Hall, testifies at salacious trials, and in his diary wonders about man's inhumanity to man. In "Damnation Island", Stacy Horn shows us how far we've come in caring for the least fortunate among us and reminds us how much work still remains.
Which also is why I remain puzzled at man's inhumanity to man - Philippine-style.
"MAN'S inhumanity to man" is bad enough, but man's (and woman's) inhumanity to "man's best friend" (and other creatures) is worse.
"MAN'S inhumanity to man" is bad enough, but man's and woman's inhumanity to "man's best friend" (and other creatures) is worse.
Man's inhumanity to man is manifest, but does not bludgeon the reader.
It's a question as old as man's inhumanity to man, a question that was doubtless murmured in the death camps of the Holocaust, in the killing fields of Cambodia, Rwanda and Bosnia, and in the misery of todays Syria, Iraq, Yemen and South Sudan.
Perhaps this is an overemotional response of a dad appalled by man's inhumanity to man? I was probably wrong to let him play such a game, just because his mates did.
Man's inhumanity to man, as 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns put it, is no recent development.