Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak:  Reflections on Moral Prejudice. Morgenröte: Gedanken über die moralischen Vorurteile (also could be translated as The Dawn).

Written and published in 1881.

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Among savages men think with a moral shudder of the possibility of becoming an object of pity - for it deprives one of all virtue.  Pity is equivalent to contempt: one does not want to see a contemptible creature suffer for this would give no enjoyment.  On the other hand to witness the suffering of an enemy who is regarded as an equal, and one whom torture cannot induce to give up his pride, one who suffers but who refuses to lower himself by appealing for pity - in their eyes be the most profound and shameful humiliation—this is the very joy of joys.  Such a spectacle excites the deepest admiration in the soul of the savage and he ends by killing such a brave man when it is in his power and thus affords his unbending enemy his last honour.  

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