Arthur Schopenhauer Quote
The best consolation in misfortune or affliction of any kind will be the thought of other people who are in a still worse plight than yourself; and this is a form of consolation open to every one. But what an awful fate this means for mankind as a whole! We are like lambs in a field, disporting themselves under the eye of the butcher, who chooses out first one and then another for his prey.
Studies in pessimism. A series of essays... Selected and translated by T. Bailey Saunders... Third edition (ed. 1892)