Quote Of The Day — January 7, 2015

Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.”

Mark Twain, (Samuel Clemens – Born November 30, 1835 died April 21, 1910)


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6 Responses to Quote Of The Day — January 7, 2015

  1. CW says:

    Can’t argue with that one, Grouchy. I guess the luxury of being able to accomplish and experience great things in a way that no other animal can comes with a price.

    • Grouchy says:

      Good Thought, CW. I’ve heard it said, that every pleasure has its pain, and every pain its pleasure. But that comment goes into a very different area of esoteric thought and meditation.

  2. Hardnox says:

    The left owns that franchise.

  3. vonMesser says:

    I do have to argue with that one CW-Grouchy. There have been a number of studies over the past 50 or so years that seem to indicate that the “higher” apes get some enjoyment out of tormenting other animals and inflicting pain. And I personally wonder about cats who “play” with a mouse or bug before finally killing it.

    • Grouchy says:

      The context of the time this was written, those studies had not yet been performed. He was right, as far as he knew.
      And as for cats,,, I don’t know if we could call it malice aforethought or not. And I do think that “Malice aforethought” would be the key indicator, at any level here.
      And then, there’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”,,, but that’s a whole ‘nother story~!