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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.
Many people continue to think of sharks as man-eating beasts. Sharks are enormously powerful and wild creatures, but you're more likely to be killed by your kitchen toaster than a shark!
A lion is called a 'king of beasts' obviously for a reason.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
What is man without the beasts? For if all the beast were gone, man would die of a great loneliness of the spirit.
I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
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 are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
We are not angels, we are merely sophisticated apes. Yet we feel like angels trapped inside the bodies of beasts, craving transcendence and all the time trying to spread our wings and fly off, and it's really a very odd predicament to be in, if you think about it.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
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 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.
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
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
Most fish require a short cooking time, but cephalopods are the exception to this fishy rule. As with some cuts of larger land beasts, the longer they're cooked, the more tender they get.
Every two weeks, a language dies. The world is diminished when it loses its human sayings, just as when it loses its diversity of plants and beasts.
The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called 'Facts'. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
May nothing entice me till I happily make my way to Jesus Christ! Fire, cross, struggles with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs - let them come to me, provided only I make my way to Jesus Christ.
Ignatius of Antioch
Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.
Victory is a fleeting thing in the gambling business. Today's winners are tomorrow's blinking toads, dumb beasts with no hope.
Hunter S. Thompson
Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.
Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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