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Man Is A Rational Animal Who Always Loses His Temper When He Is Called Upon To Act In Accordance With The Dictates Of Reason.
~ Oscar Wilde
It Is Not In Giving Life But In Risking Life That Man Is Raised Above The Animal That Is Why Superiority Has Been Accorded In Humanity Not To The Sex That Brings Forth But To That Which Kills.
~ Simone de Beauvoi
A Human Being Is An Animal Suspended In Webs Of Significance Which He Himself Has Spun.
~ Clifford Geertz, "Cultural Anthropology" by Nanda
Liberty Is To Faction, What Air Is To Fire, An Ailment Without Which It Instantly Expires. But It Could Not Be A Less Folly To Abolish Liberty, Which Is Essential To Political Life, Because It Nourishes Faction, Than It Would Be To Wish The Annihilation Of Air, Which Is Essential To Animal Life, Because It Imparts To Fire Its Destructive Agency.
~ James Madison, Federalist 10
Man Is A Make-believe Animal - He Is Never So Truly Himself As When He Is Acting A Part.
~ William Hazlitt
Man Is The Only Animal That Blushes. Or Needs To.
~ Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
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
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.
~ Native American
My Favorite Animal Is Steak.
~ Fran Lebowitz
Man Is The Only Animal That Laughs And Has A State Legislature.
~ Samuel Butle
What Is A Country Without Rabbits And Partridges They Are Among The Most Simple And Indigenous Animal Products Ancient And Venerable Familes Known To Antiquity As To Modern Times Of The Very Hue And Substance Of Nature, Nearest Allied To Leaves And To The Ground.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Man Is The Only Animal For Whom His Own Existence Is A Problem Which He Has To Solve.
~ Erich Fromm