Sunday, March 13, 2011

Parallel - Love of dogs

More from Timon of Athens  

Alcibiades:  What art thout? Speak.
Timon:       A beast, as thou art.
             I am Misanthropos and hate mankind.
             For thy part, I do wish thou wert a dog
             That I might love thee something.
 Timon of Athens  4.3.49-56

Bacon:  "A natural and secret hatred and aversion towards society in any man hath somewhat of the savage beast.
   Essay on Friendship

  "The inclination to goodness is imprinted deeply in the nature of man; insomuch that if it issue not towards men, it will take unto other living creatures; as it is seen in the Turks, a cruel people, who nevertheless are kind to beasts and give alms to dogs and birds".
  Bacon's  Essay on Goodness and Goodness of Nature

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