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[God] throws [the souls of men] into prison in the bodies of dumb beasts, the cruel into bears, robbers into wolves, and the cunning into foxes.

—Claudian, Against Rufinus, II, 482 [quoted in Montaigne’s On Cruelty]

Please, the opposite seems so much more likely, and so much more logical—that the souls of the cruelest and dumbest beasts are imprisoned for life in the bodies of men.

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