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Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.
C. S. Lewis
I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust.
The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
Men do not have to cook their food; they do so for symbolic reasons to show they are men and not beasts.
We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.
Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.
If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.
Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called 'Facts'. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
Men are beasts and even beasts don't behave as they do.
We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded.
I'm one of those strange beasts who really likes a corset.
I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
Humans have a fraught relationship with beasts. They are our companions and our chattel, our family members and our laborers, our household pets and our household pests. We love them and cage them, admire them and abuse them. And, of course, we cook and eat them.
Culture's worth huge, huge risks. Without culture we're all totalitarian beasts.
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
I enjoy slaughtering beasts, and I think of my relatives constantly.
That's the secret of 'True Blood' - all the creatures that roam Bon Temps become a metaphor for our insatiable lusts and inner desires. Humans craving what they can't have and those secret appetites transforming them into beasts, or even killers.
A street thug and a paid killer are professionals - beasts of prey, if you will, who have dissociated themselves from the rest of humanity and can now see human beings in the same way that trout fishermen see trout.
We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves.
Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts.
I like writing about women, weak and strong, pathetic and heroic. I like writing about men, ditto. And all the variants of men and women, beasts and demons.
Generally my typical books have lots of twists and turns a big surprise ending and then usually another surprise at the end and ideally, as in Garden of Beasts, we get to the very end and we find at the last few pages that there's yet another surprise.
All the beasts in Howling Forest were safe in their caves, nests, and burrows.
Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.
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