Thomas Jefferson's "Letters": "I fancy it must be the quantity of animal food eaten. . . . which renders their characters insusceptible of civilization. I suspect it is in their kitchens and not in their churches that their reformation must be worked, and that missionaries of that description from hence would avail more than those who should endeavour to tame them by precepts of religion or philosophy."
-- Perspectives > Chapter 5: The Body > # 16