Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?
Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
Man is to man either a god or a wolf.
Richard Dean Anderson
John Philpot Curran
Guy de Maupassant