All that may be so and mankind is ready to agree with it, but it is not what was asked.
Only mankind would consider the ability to destroy the earth, a sign of intelligence - and call it civilization.
All this food underfoot and what did mankind do?
By direction of Talleyrand, then minister for foreign affairs, the French commissary repaired in state to the old man's residence in Turin, to congratulate him on the merits of his son, whom they declared "to have done honour to mankind by his genius, and whom Piedmont was proud to have produced, and France to possess."
Religion, the common sense of mankind, the science of jurisprudence, and history itself understand alike this relation between necessity and freedom.