Animal
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Animal
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Quotations
Mark Twain

"I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn'tů The pain which it inflicts upon un-consenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further."
 


"Of all the creatures, man is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he's the one that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot."


"It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions."
 


"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man."
 


"In studying the traits and dispositions of the so-called lower animals, and contrasting them with man's, I find the result humiliating to me."
 


"A home without a cat, and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat, may be a perfect home, perhaps; but how can it prove its title?"
 


"The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot."
~ from What is Man
 


"Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made he (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one...that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain."


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