"It would be better if there were nothing. Since there is more pain than pleasure on earth, every satisfaction is only
transitory, creating new desires and new distresses, and the agony of the devoured animal is always far greater
than the pleasure of the devourer."
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"Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and
it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point."
* * *
"The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every
individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost."
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"Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another."
(1788 - 1860)
The End of Suffering
The Good Drug Guide
The Pinprick Argument
MDMA: Utopian Pharmacology
Arthur Schopenhauer (Wikipedia)
Critique of Huxley's Brave New World
The Abolitionist Project (plus podcast)