They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force--nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.
Who can . . . guess how much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?
For where the instrument of intelligence is added to brute power and evil will, mankind is powerless in its own defense.
The Lord of Learning who upraised mankind from being silent brutes to singing men.
Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons.
Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.
My great forte in killing buffaloes was to get them circling by riding my horse at the head of the herd and shooting their leaders. Thus the brutes behind were crowded to the left, so that they were soon going round and round.
Charm" — which means the power to effect work without employing brute force — is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.
The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.
If all consciousness is subject to essential laws in a manner similar to that in which spatial reality is subject to mathematical laws, then these essential laws will be of most fertile significance in investigating facts of the conscious life of human and brute animals.
Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.
Nothing made by brute force lasts.
I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.
"Face the brutes." That is a lesson for all life-face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.
I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man without thought; he would be a stone or a brute.
He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.
The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food. Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness.
Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
Men act like brutes in so far as the sequences of their perceptions arise through the principle of memory only, like those empirical physicians who have mere practice without theory.
When men make themselves into brutes it is just to treat them like brutes.
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called 'Facts'. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
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