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.
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.
Who can . . . guess how much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?
The Lord of Learning who upraised mankind from being silent brutes to singing men.
For where the instrument of intelligence is added to brute power and evil will, mankind is powerless in its own defense.
Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.
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.
There is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a horse, that should forever exempt him from indignities.
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.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
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.
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called 'Facts'. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
When men make themselves into brutes it is just to treat them like brutes.
Exterminate all the brutes!
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
The power which money gives is that of brute force; it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet.
Man is a living duty, a depository of powers that he must not leave in a brute state. Man is a wing.
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.
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.
The Pythagoreans degrade impious men into brutes and, if one is to believe Empedocles, even into plants.
I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide.
"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.
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