St. Isaac the Syrian

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St. Isaac the Syrian
Also known as Saint Isaac of Nineveh (died c. 700)

"Poor innocent little creatures (to animals bound for slaughter): if you were reasoning beings and could speak you would curse us. For we are the cause of your death, and what have you done to deserve it?"