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A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
George Jean Nathan
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.
I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
W. Somerset Maugham
Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.
There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.
We are a very, very unusual species.
If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed - like chickens, like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese.
A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Your soul is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees.
It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.
John W. Gardner
The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals.
Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes.
Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.
H. G. Wells
The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
What we need is an electronic encyclopedia of life, with one page for each species. On each page is given everything known about that species.
E. O. Wilson
All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone.
Christian Lous Lange
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