Famous Animal Quotes

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Man is the cruelest animal.

F. Nietzsche

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.

Erich Fromm

Man is the only animal that blushes -- or needs to.

Mark Twain

Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to.

Mark Twain

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

Samuel Butler

Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.

Samuel Butler

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 ought to be.

William Hazlitt

Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.

Jean Kerr

Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he _becomes_ polite.

Jean Kerr

Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed the only animal that is never satisfied.

Henry George

Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied.

Henry George

Man is the only animal with the powers of laughter, a privilege which was not bestowed on him for nothing. Let us then laugh while we may, no matter how broad the laugh may be, and despite of what the poet says about ?the loud laugh that speaks the vacant mind.? The mind should occasionally be vacant, as the land should sometimes lie fallow, and for precisely the same reason.

Egerton Smith

Man may be considered as a superior species of animal who produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives.

Hippilyte Taine

Man may be defined as the animal that can say I, that can be aware of himself as a separate entity.

Erich Fromm

Man, an animal that makes bargains.

Adam Smith

Man...is a tame or civilized animal never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.

Plato

Man...is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.

Plato

Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence, they must be passive creatures. It's just not true. In one important way, at least, men are the passive sex. Given a choice, they will always opt for the status quo. They hate change of any kind, and they fight against it constantly. On the other hand, what women want is stability, which when you stop to think about it is a very different animal.

Eric Lustbader

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.

Edith Hamilton

My favorite animal is steak.

Fran Lebowitz

My Favorite kind of animal is a stuffed one.

Tom Zegan

No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.

Fran Lebowitz

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.

Aristotle

Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.

Anatole France

One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde

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