The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
I suppose what’s happened recently has confirmed suspicions I voiced in the book, and I think made clearer some of those things that I point out. For instance I have a section of the book where I talk about the possibility of torture.
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
It’s the boredom that kills you. You read until you’re tired of that. You do crossword puzzles until you’re tired of that. This is torture. This is mental torture.
No conditions justify torture.
In life eternal, there is perfect joy and light, without pain or torture, and there is communion with God Himself and His angels.
Because animals are property, we consider as ‘humane treatment’ that we would regard as torture if it were inflicted on humans.
Obama was late to affirm the Egyptian revolution as a democratic movement, and even then he was eager to have installed those military leaders who were known for their practices of torture.