Man and beast quotes:

  • There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham. -- Anna Sewell
  • The ear in man and beast is an evidence of blood and high breeding. -- Nathaniel Parker Willis
  • Some poems are like the Centaurs--a mingling of man and beast, and begotten of Ixion on a cloud. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • The Lord of man and beast is working in all; His presence is scattered everywhere; There is none else to be seen. -- Guru Arjan
  • Sun and moon and day and night and man and beast each with a splendor which man in all his vileness cannot set aside; each with an excellence! -- Marianne Moore
  • Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey. -- Ouida
  • His passion has aroused the best and the beast in man. And the beast waited for him in the kitchen. -- Theodore White
  • For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive. -- D. H. Lawrence
  • Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone, Not God's, and not the beast's; God is, they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be. -- Robert Browning
  • Divorce can be crazy. Man, if you're happy... Love is a beast, man. Hold on. Be prepared for any way it may go, and be honest. -- Nas
  • Wars, however frequent and destructive they may be, have never been able to kill entirely the intellectual and moral sense which raises man above the beast. -- Elie Ducommun
  • We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves. -- Daniel Boone
  • For me, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, or for flowers or beast or bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive. -- Al Purdy
  • Many people continue to think of sharks as man-eating beasts. Sharks are enormously powerful and wild creatures, but you're more likely to be killed by your kitchen toaster than a shark! -- Ted Danson
  • It is the lash of hunger which compels the poor man to submit. In order to live he must sell - 'voluntarily' sell - himself every day and hour to the 'beast of property.' -- Johann Most
  • Save for thee and thy lessons, man in society would everywhere sink into a sad compound of the fiend and the wild beast; and this fallen world would be as certainly a moral as a natural wilderness. -- Hugh Miller
  • Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life. -- Luigi Pirandello
  • A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils. -- Margaret Cavendish
  • Ireland, in breadth, and for wholesomeness and serenity of climate, far surpasses Britain; for the snow scarcely ever lies there above three days: no man makes hay in the summer for winter's provision, or builds stables for his beasts of burden... the island abounds in milk and honey. -- Venerable Bede
  • Fruits are always of the same nature with the seeds and roots from which they come, and trees are known by the fruits they bear: as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, that society of men which constitutes a government upon the foundation of justice. -- Algernon Sidney
  • In my travels, which have been wider than ever man yet accomplished, I have seen many, many wild beasts of Arabia and India; but this beast, that is commonly called a Tyrant, I know not how many heads it has, nor if it be crooked of claw, and armed with horrible fangs. -- Apollonius of Tyana
  • My grandmother was the daughter of pioneers, as was my grandfather, and they were farmers. And they worked the land, and there is a grounded value system that becomes inherent in knowing what's real and what's powerful. And understanding the material nature of not only man, but beasts and profit and all of those things that you fight for. -- Brenda Strong
  • There was one I did called 'The Phantom,' and we did a sequel to that called, 'Return of the Phantom.' I thought there was wonderful stuff in that. There was another show I love called 'Man Beast,' where I was the star, and I turned into a Beast; one of those things. It was great fun because I didn't let the stuntman work at all. -- David Hedison
  • A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it. -- George MacDonald
  • Man is neither angel nor beast. -- Blaise Pascal
  • Ain't fit for man nor beast -- W. C. Fields
  • You've got a man-beast, and a ho-beast. -- Chris Jericho
  • Anger turns a man into a beast -- Bangambiki Habyarimana
  • I'm not fit company for man or beast. -- Billy Strayhorn
  • There is no beast more cruel than man. -- Leonid Andreyev
  • Every man has a wild beast within him. -- Frederick the Great
  • Half-man, half-beast, all nightmare. The shapeshifter warrior form. -- Ilona Andrews
  • Thou knowest, winter tames man, woman, and beast. -- William Shakespeare
  • Man without life companion is either god or beast. -- Vikram
  • Language is the Rubicon that divides man from beast. -- Max Muller
  • Man differs more from man than man from beast -- John Wilmot
  • I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother. -- Hulk Hogan
  • Left to himself, man is half beast and half devil. -- George Whitefield
  • Smoke. Smoke. Smoke. Only a pipe distinguishes man from beast. -- Honore Daumier
  • music's a good thing, it calm the beast in the man. -- Joseph Stalin
  • A man who behaves like a beast is worse than the beast. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. -- Albert Camus
  • Man is an evasive beast, given to cultivating strange notions about himself. -- Upton Sinclair
  • There is a beast in man that should be exercised, not exorcised. -- Anton Szandor LaVey
  • The mob is man voluntarily descending to the nature of the beast. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The concept of number is the obvious distinction between the beast and man. -- Joseph de Maistre
  • Without madness what is man But a wholesome beast, Postponed corpse that begets? -- Fernando Pessoa
  • Man is a rope, tied between beast and Superman--a rope over an abyss. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Man is but a beast without it: such a glorious god is Learning. -- Bhartrhari
  • A bad man can do a million times more harm than a beast. -- Aristotle
  • Though the man above might say hello, expect no love from the beast below -- Steven Moffat
  • That I growed up a man and not a beast says something for me. -- Charles Dickens
  • Man is born a barbarian, and only raises himself above the beast by culture. -- Baltasar Gracian
  • What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man. -- Herbert Spencer
  • To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast! -- William Shakespeare
  • Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey. -- Ouida
  • The man who is content to live alone is either a beast or a god. -- Aristotle
  • Git'er DoneThey beat their swords upon their shieldsTo no beast or man would they yield -- Muse
  • No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage. -- Plutarch
  • I assured myself that I'd seen the most wicked block perpetuated by man or beast. -- Sid Luckman
  • The drunkard forfeits man and doth divest All wordly right, save what he hath by beast. -- George Herbert
  • Beast?" Jane murmured. "Then God make me a beast; for, man or beast, I am yours. -- Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Literary education must follow the education of the hand -the one gift that distinguishes man from beast. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. -- Dr. Seuss
  • Man is and remains an animal.Here a beast of prey, there a housepet, but always an animal. -- Joseph Goebbels
  • See, a good habit makes a child a man, Whereas a bad one makes a man a beast. -- John Webster
  • If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Given that we glimpse what distinguishes man from the beast, is there anything that distinguishes woman from man? -- W. L. George
  • There is, indeed, no wild beast more to be dreaded than a communicative man having nothing to communicate. -- Christian Nestell Bovee
  • Truly as the sun can rot or mend, love can make one bestial or make a beast a man. -- Marianne Moore
  • O powerful love, that in some respects makes a beast a man, in some other, a man a beast. -- William Shakespeare
  • What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth. -- Boris Pasternak
  • What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth -- Boris Pasternak
  • Superstition changes a man to a beast, fanaticism makes him a wild beast, and despotism a beast of burden. -- Jean-Francois de La Harpe
  • Man is diminished if he lives without knowledge of his past; without hope of a future he becomes a beast. -- P. D. James
  • If reason dominates in man, he rises higher than angels. If lust overpowers man, he descends lower than the beast. -- Rumi
  • To be able to laugh and to be merciful are the only things that make man better than the beast -- Ruskin Bond
  • Just think, reader, what will happen to you if the truth of a mad beast overpowers the sane truth of man? -- Maxim Gorky
  • Human dignity begins to assert itself only at the point where man is distinguishable from the beast by pity for it. -- Richard Wagner
  • Lucky Beauty. Her beast was a man in beast trappings. Far scarier is a beast in the trappings of a man. -- Jane Nickerson
  • The misanthrope, as an essentially solitary man, is not a man at all: he must be a beast or a god... -- Aristotle
  • There was a man who sold a hyena skin while the beast still lived and who was killed in hunting it. -- Winston Churchill
  • We do want to drive out the beast in man, but we do not want on that account to emasculate him. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • It is the absence of bars that makes a beast free - but only the truth can make a man free. -- Alan Keyes
  • Farewell, farewell! but this I tell To thee, thou Wedding-Guest! He prayeth well, who loveth well Both man and bird and beast. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Man is not a beast of burden, and the Sabbath is not for the purpose of enhancing the efficiency of his work. -- Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • Passing into higher forms of desire, that which slumbered in the plant, and fitfully stirred in the beast, awakes in the man. -- Henry George
  • Further march of civilization seems to employ increasing domination of man over beast, together with a growingly humane method of using them. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • The pearl whose possession separates man from beast, the pearl which is the rarest find - the best among virtues - is forgiveness. -- Kedar Joshi
  • Does man differ from the other animals? Only in posture. The rest are bent, but he is a wild beast who walks upright. -- Philemon
  • What is man without the beasts? For if all the beast were gone, man would die of a great loneliness of the spirit. -- Chief Seattle
  • A man without justice is a beast, and a man who would make himself a beast forgets the pain of being a man. -- Timothy Leary
  • If there is one beast in all the loathsome fauna of civilization I hate and despise it is a man of the world. -- Henry Arthur Jones
  • Where annual elections end, there slavery begins ... Humility, patience, and moderation, without which every man in power becomes a ravenous beast of prey. -- John Adams
  • Man is evil, by nature man is a beast. People have to be educated from childhood, from kindergarten, that there should be no hatred. -- Marek Edelman
  • My misfortune is that I still resemble a man too much. I should liked to be wholly a beast like that goat. - Quasimodo -- Victor Hugo
  • All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. -- Chief Seattle
  • Expect of Man God, and he will appear to be a beast. Expect of Man a beast, and he will appear to be God. -- Kedar Joshi
  • For it is most true that a natural and secret hatred and aversation towards society in any man, hath somewhat of the savage beast. -- Francis Bacon
  • The angel is free because of his knowledge, the beast because of his ignorance. Between the two remains the son of man to struggle. -- Rumi
  • We have lost the invaluable faculty of being shocked a faculty which has hitherto almost distinguished the Man or Woman from the beast or child. -- C. S. Lewis
  • Every species, human and subhuman, has some distinguishing mark, so that you can tell a man from a beast, or a dog from a cow. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it -- George MacDonald
  • Nae man can tether time or tide; The hour approachesTam maun ride; That hour, o'night's black arch the key-stane, That dreary hourTam mounts his beast in. -- Robert Burns
  • There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs. -- George R. R. Martin
  • It is a fine thing to be out on the hills alone. A man can hardly be a beast or a fool alone on a great mountain. -- Francis Kilvert
  • As a man without forethought scarcely deserves the name of a man, so forethought without reflection is but a metaphorical phrase for the instinct of a beast. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Every heart is the lair of a ferocious animal. The greatest wrong that you can put upon a man is to provoke him to let out his beast. -- Ambrose Bierce
  • When a man is treated like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast, he says 'After all, I'm only human. -- Karl Kraus
  • That wild beast which lives in man and does not dare to show itself until the barriers of law and custom have been removed, was now set free. -- Ivo Andric
  • The shortest way to change a radical into a conservative, a liberal into a tyrant, a man into a beast, is to give him power over his fellows. -- Benjamin Tucker
  • The difference between the reason of man and the instinct of the beast is this, that the beast does but know, but the man knows that he knows. -- John Donne
  • Love tames the benumbed beast. A man is put to use regarding a woman's physical safety, but a woman is put to use regarding a man's mental safety. -- Criss Jami
  • When a man is treated like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast, he says 'After all, I'm only human.' -- Karl Kraus
  • Julius Peppers is a beast, man. I dont know how many pounds he outweighs me by... I still try to do things like him to make my game better. -- Gaines Adams
  • Julius Peppers is a beast, man. I don't know how many pounds he outweighs me by... I still try to do things like him to make my game better. -- Gaines Adams
  • Vast chain of being! which from God began, Natures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach, from infinite to Thee, From Thee to nothing. -- Alexander Pope