Whatever part of the animal fabric whatever series of muscles, whatever viscera might be selected for comparison the result would be the same the lower Apes and the Gorilla would differ more than the Gorilla and the Man.
I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty, When strait a barbarous noise environs me Of owls and cuckoos, asses, Apes and dogs.john milton
Kerchak was dead.Withdrawing the knife that had so often rendered him master of far mightier muscles than his own, Tarzan of the Apes placed his foot upon the neck of his vanquished enemy, and once again, loud through the forest rang the fierce, wild cry of the conqueror.And thus came the young Lord Greystoke into the kingship of the Apes.Edgar Rice Burroughs
If the resident zoologist of Galaxy X had visited the earth 5 million years ago while making his inventory of inhabited planets in the universe, he would surely have corrected his earlier report that Apes showed more promise than Old World monkeys and noted that monkeys had overcome an original disadvantage to gain domination among primates. (He will confirm this statement after his visit next year but also add a footnote that one species from the ape bush has enjoyed an unusual and unexpected flowering, thus demanding closer monitoring.)stephen jay gould
Regarded anatomically, the resemblances between the foot of Man and the foot of the Gorilla are far more striking and important than the differences. ...be the differences between the hand and foot of Man and those of the Gorilla what they may the differences between those of the Gorilla and those of the lower Apes are much greater.thomas henry huxley
Tenderly Kala nursed her little waif, wondering silently why it did not gain strength and agility as did the little Apes of other mothers. It was nearly a year from the time the little fellow came into her possession before he would walk alone, and as for climbing — my, but how stupid he was!Edgar Rice Burroughs
The story of his own connection with the cabin had never been told him. The language of the Apes had so few words that they could talk but little of what they had seen in the cabin, having no words to accurately describe either the strange people or their belongings, and so, long before Tarzan was old enough to understand, the subject had been forgotten by the tribe.Only in a dim, vague way had Kala explained to him that his father had been a strange white ape, but he did not know that Kala was not his own mother.Edgar Rice Burroughs
There is a certain class of people who prefer to say that their fathers came down in the world through their own follies rather than to boast that they rose in the world through their own industry and talents. It is the same shabby-genteel sentiment, the same vanity of birth, which makes men prefer to believe that they are degenerated angels rather than elevated Apes.william winwood reade
Everywhere men have unlocked the prisoners within, and from under the disguising skins the Apes have leapt joyfully out.osbert sitwell
He ["the male"] is trapped in a twilight zone halfway between humans and Apes, and is far worse off than Apes, because he is, first of all, capable of a large array of negative feelings that the Apes aren't - hate, jealousy, contempt, disgust, guilt, shame, disgrace, doubt - and, secondly, he is aware of what he is and isn't.valerie solanas
He passed a cottage with a double coach-house,A cottage of gentility;And he owned with a grinThat his favorite sinIs pride that Apes humility.Robert Southey
And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin Is pride that Apes humility.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Drowned idols swirl like seeds in chaos ' wine . Look, Job ! Caught Beauty , held to light, now Apes A good, now evil, thing the shifting sign And spectrum of archaic, psychic shApes.philip josé farmer
Here enter not vile bigots, hypocrites, Externally devoted Apes, base snites, Puffed-up, wry-necked beasts, worse than the Huns, Or Ostrogoths, forerunners of baboons: Cursed snakes, dissembled varlets, seeming sancts, Slipshod caffards, beggars pretending wants, Fat chuffcats, smell-feast knockers, doltish gulls, Out-strouting cluster-fists, contentious bulls, Fomenters of divisions and debates, Elsewhere, not here, make sale of your deceits.françois rabelais
Slander'd to death by villains, That dare as well answer a man indeed As I dare take a serpent by the tongue: Boys, Apes, braggarts, Jacks, milksops!william shakespeare
It's as if we're higher Apes who had a language faculty inserted.
He saw a cottage with a double coach-house, A cottage of gentility! And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin Is pride that Apes humility.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Caught Beauty , held to light, now Apes A good, now evil, thing the shifting sign And spectrum of archaic, psychic shApes.
Once you were Apes, yet even now man is more of an ape than any of the Apes.