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Perhaps I Am A Bear, Or Some Hibernating Animal Underneath, For The Instinct To Be Half Asleep All Winter Is So Strong In Me.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
In Endowing Us With Memory, Nature Has Revealed To Us A Truth Utterly Unimaginable To The Unreflective Creation, The Truth Of Immortality.... The Most Ideal Human Passion Is Love, Which Is Also The Most Absolute And Animal And One Of The Most Ephemeral.
~ George Santayana
Contrary To Popular Belief, The Most Dangerous Animal Is Not The Lion Or Tiger Or Even The Elephant. The Most Dangerous Animal Is A Shark Riding On An Elephant, Just Trampling And Eating Everything They See.
~ Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
A Human Being Is An Animal Suspended In Webs Of Significance Which He Himself Has Spun.
~ Clifford Geertz, "Cultural Anthropology" by Nanda
Perpetual Inspiration Is As Necessary To The Life Of Goodness, Holiness And Happiness As Perpetual Respiration Is Necessary To Animal Life.
~ Andrew Bonar Law
Man Is A Gregarious Animal And Much More So In His Mind Than In His Body. A Golden Rule; Judge Men Not By Their Opinions But By What Their Opinions Have Made Of Them.
~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Man Is An Animal Which, Alone Among The Animals, Refuses To Be Satisfied By The Fulfilment Of Animal Desires.
~ Alexander Graham Bell
The Human Animal Differs From The Lesser Primates In His Passion For Lists Of Ten Best.
~ H. Allen Smith
Man Is The Only Animal Whose Desires Increase As They Are Fed; The Only Animal That Is Never Satisfied.
~ Henry George
About The Rhinoceros Here Is An Animal With A Hide Two Feet Think And No Apparent Interest In Politics. What A Waste.
~ Randolph Silliman Bourne
The Paleolithic Hunters Who Painted The Unsurpassed Animal Murals On The Ceiling Of The Cave At Altamira Had Only Rudimentary Tools. Art Is Older Than Production For Use, And Play Older Than Work. Man Was Shaped Less By What He Had To Do Than By What He Did In Playful Moments. It Is The Child In Man That Is The Source Of His Uniqueness And Creativeness, And The Playground Is The Optimal Milieu For The Unfolding Of His Capacities.
~ Eric Hoffe
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