20 July 2012

The Instinct or Pride of the Elephant

Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort, Oeuvres complètes de Chamfort, Vol. I (Paris: Chaumerot Jeune, 1824), pp. 441-2. My own translation:
It is unfortunate for mankind, and perhaps fortunate for tyrants, that poor and wretched people do not have the instinct or pride of the elephant, which does not breed in captivity.