Quote by James Anthony Froude
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
This quote highlights the contrast between wild animals and humans in their manner of killing. It suggests that wild animals, driven by natural instincts, only kill other creatures for survival and self-preservation. In contrast, humans are seen as distinct from the animal kingdom, implying that they have a tendency to derive pleasure from inflicting harm on their fellow beings. The quote serves as a critique of human behavior, suggesting a disturbing aspect of human nature that finds enjoyment in the suffering and death of other creatures.
In the early days of the world, the Almighty said to the first of our race In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread; and since then, if we except the light and the air of heaven, no good thing has been, or can be enjoyed by us, without having first cost labour. And inasmuch as most good things are produced by labour, it follows that all such things of right belong to those whose labour has produced them. But it has so happened in all ages of the world, that some have labored, and others have, without labour, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits. This is wrong, and should not continue. To secure to each labourer the whole product of his labour, or as nearly as possible, is a most worthy object of any good government.