A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on children, cruelty, improvement, pity, reason, and wishes

Pity is not natural to man. Children and savages are always cruel. Pity is acquired and improved by the cultivation of reason. We may have uneasy sensations from seeing a creature in distress, without pity; but we have not pity unless we wish to relieve him.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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