Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilian) once said...
For it would have been better that man should have been born
dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ
the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
[Lat., Mutos enim nasci, et egere omni ratione satius fuisset,
quam providentiae munera in mutuam perniciem convertere.]