From Mostly Cajun, who’s moved off of Blogspot:
(I)n the presence of dead children, my veneer of civilization thins considerably.
Which reminds me of another favorite quotation I first found in the bear pit of the talk.politics.guns newsgroup from poster Trefor Thomas:
To be civilized is to restrain the ability to commit mayhem.
To be incapable of committing mayhem is not the mark of the civilized,
merely the domesticated.