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The crowds which delighted in the gladiator shows of ancient Rome and, to a lesser extent, those which delighted in the bullfights of modern Spain, do not seem to understand how bestial they allow themselves to become at such times. The true human being, the fully evolved man, must have the quality of pity in him if he is to be distinguished from a member of the animal species.


-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 4: In Thoughts, Feelings, Violent Passions > # 92






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