Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.
Laurence J. Peter
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), "Walden", 1854