Quote Of The Day — January 7, 2015

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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~!