River Otter, Grandfather Mountain, NC

“Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike,
they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them,
their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies,
their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.”

Voltaire, 1694-1778
French Enlightenment writer and philosopher
letter to Count Schomberg, 31 August 1769



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