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In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nor was civil society founded merely to preserve the lives of its members; but that they might live well: for otherwise a state might be composed of slaves, or the animal creation... nor is it an alliance mutually to defend each other from injuries, or for a commercial intercourse. But whosoever endeavors to establish wholesome laws in a state, attends to the virtues and vices of each individual who composes it; from whence it is evident, that the first care of him who would found a city, truly deserving that name, and not nominally so, must be to have his citizens virtuous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You should never name an animal which is not yours to keep, or which you intend to eat.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A committee is an animal with four back legs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated and took its due from all animal energy. When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over the edge of the fields at evening, it left behind it a spent and exhausted world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Researchers, with science as their authority, will be able to cut [Animals] up, alive, into small pieces, drop them from a great height to see if they are shattered by the fall, or deprive them of sleep for sixteen days and nights continuously for the purposes of an iniquitous monograph... Animal trust, undeserved faith, when at last will you turn away from us? Shall we never tire of deceiving, betraying, tormenting animals before they cease to trust us?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man, became man through work, who stepped out of the animal kingdom as transformer of the natural into the artificial, who became therefore the magician, man the creator of social reality, will always stay the great magician, will always be Prometheus bringing fire from heaven to earth, will always be Orpheus enthralling nature with his music. Not until humanity itself dies will art die.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man may be defined as the animal that can say I, that can be aware of himself as a separate entity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most threatened group in human societies as in animal societies is the unmated male: the unmated male is more likely to wind up in prison or in an asylum or dead than his mated counterpart. He is less likely to be promoted at work and he is considered a poor credit risk.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mind and spirit together make up that which separates us from the rest of the animal world, that which enables a man to know the truth and that which enables him to die for the truth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is a make-believe animal -- he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they might of been.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is not a more mean, stupid, dastardly, pitiless, selfish, spiteful, envious, ungrateful animal than the Public. It is the greatest of cowards, for it is afraid of itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing can be more depressing than to expose, naked to the light of thought, the hideous growth of argot. Indeed it is like a sort of repellent animal intended to dwell in darkness which has been dragged out of its cloaca. One seems to see a horned and living creature viciously struggling to be restored to the place where it belongs. One word is like a claw, another like a sightless and bleeding eye; and there are phrases which clutch like the pincers of a crab. And all of it is alive with the hideous vitality of things that have organized themselves amid disorganization.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A little cooling down of animal excitability and instinct, a little loss of animal toughness, a little irritable weakness and descent of the pain-threshold, will bring the worm at the core of all our usual springs of delight into full view, and turn us into melancholy metaphysicians.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mutual aid is as much a law of animal life as mutual struggle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The decay of decency in the modern age, the rebellion against law and good faith, the treatment of human beings as things, as the mere instruments of power and ambition, is without a doubt the consequence of the decay of the belief in man as something more than an animal animated by highly conditioned reflexes and chemical reactions. For, unless man is something more than that, he has no rights that anyone is bound to respect, and there are no limitations upon his conduct which he is bound to obey.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason -- as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The incomprehensibleness of women is an old theory, but what is that to the curious wondering observation with which wives, mothers, and sisters watch the other unreasoning animal in those moments when he has snatched the reins out of their hands, and is not to be spoken to! . It is best to let him come to, and feel his own helplessness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest. They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking rules. Their evil look at such times is no human projection: the cat may be the only animal who savors the perverse or reflects upon it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is a two-legged animal without feathers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every animal knows more than you do.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We live between two worlds; we soar in the atmosphere; we creep upon the soil; we have the aspirations of creators and the propensities of quadrupeds. There can be but one explanation of this fact. We are passing from the animal into a higher form, and the drama of this planet is in its second act.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One cannot but wonder at this constantly recurring phrase getting something for nothing, as if it were the peculiar and perverse ambition of disturbers of society. Except for our animal outfit, practically all we have is handed us gratis. Can the most complacent reactionary flatter himself that he invented the art of writing or the printing press, or discovered his religious, economic, and moral convictions, or any of the devices which supply him with meat and raiment or any of the sources of such pleasure as he may derive from literature or the fine arts? In short, civilization is little else than getting something for nothing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Spiritual power begins by directing animal power to other than egoistic ends.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cats exercise... a magic influence upon highly developed men of intellect. This is why these long-tailed Graces of the animal kingdom, these adorable, scintillating electric batteries have been the favorite animal of a Mohammed, Cardinal Richlieu, Crebillon, Rousseau, Wieland.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the sky.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality. The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is the only animal of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid of.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mankind are animals that makes bargains, no other animal does this.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this--one dog does not change a bone with another.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man, an animal that makes bargains.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is the only animal that blushes -- or needs to.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The moral duty to be expected in different ages is not a unity of standard, or of acts, but a unity of tendency. At one time the benevolent affections embrace merely the family, soon the circle expanding includes first a class, then a nation, then a coalition of nations, then all humanity and finally, its influence is felt in the dealings of man with the animal world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act according with the dictates of reason.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The screech and mechanical uproar of the big city turns the citified head, fills citified ears -- as the song of birds, wind in the trees, animal cries, or as the voices and songs of his loved ones once filled his heart. He is sidewalk-happy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Donkey: [to Puss-in-Boots] The position of annoying talking animal has been filled. More [07/20/2005 12:07:00]
John Beckwith: Hey, listen. What angle are you going to play here?
Jeremy Grey: I am going to go with the balloon animal display. For the kids. And then when she comes near, guess who is the broken man, haunted past? How about you?
John Beckwith: I am going to go dance with the little flower girl. Oh, and I might be a charter member of Oprah's book club.
Jeremy Grey: It's all deadly.More [08/29/2005 12:08:00]
Eric Vincke: ...traces of animal feces.
Freddy Verstuyft: Feces?
Eric Vincke: Shit, Freddy, dog shit, cow shit... shit.
Freddy Verstuyft: Vincke... I know where he is... pigeon shit.More [10/04/2005 12:10:00]
Joan K.: I only like vegetarian lizards in terms of what I want to own as a pet owner because I like to get very physical with my animals, and I can't see kissing an animal whose got a mouse tail hanging out of its mouth - I'm not a vegetarian, but when they eat fruits and vegetables I feel more like I can kiss them and love them and hold them.More [10/18/2005 12:10:00]
Narrator: Long ago, the great Frith made the world. He made all the stars, and the Earth lived among the stars. He made all the animals and birds, and at first, he made them all the same. Now, among the animals in these days was El-Ahrairah, the prince of rabbits. He had many friends, and they all ate grass together. But after a time, the rabbits wandered everywhere, multiplying and eating as they went. Then Frith said to El-Ahrairah, 'Prince Rabbit, if you cannot control your people, I shall find ways to control them.' But El-Ahrairah would not listen. He said to Frith, 'My people are the strongest in the world.' This angered Frith, and he determined to get the better of El-Ahrairah. And so, he gave a present to every animal and bird, making each one different from the rest. When the fox came, and others, like the dog, and cat, hawk, and weasel, to each of them, Frith gave a fierce desire to hunt and kill the children of El-Ahrairah.More [12/06/2005 12:12:00]

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