He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
Sheep run to the slaughterhouse, silent and hopeless, but at least sheep never vote for the butcher who kills them or the people who devour them. More beastly than any beast, more sheepish than any sheep, the voter names his own executioner and chooses his own devourer, and for this precious "right" a revolution was fought.
In giving us dominion over the animal kingdom God has signified His will that we subdue the beast within ourselves.john lancaster spalding
He prayeth well, who loveth well Both man and bird and beast. He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Her occasional pretty and picturesque use of dialect wordsthose terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.thomas hardy
silver bullet (SIL-vuhr BOOL-it) noun: A quick solution to a thorny problem. [From the belief that werewolves could be killed when shot with silver bullets.] "Writing code, he (Stuart Feldman) explains, is like writing poetry: every word, each placement counts. Except that software is harder, because digital poems can have millions of lines which are all somehow interconnected. Try fixing programming errors, known as bugs, and you often introduce new ones. So far, he laments, nobody has found a silver bullet to kill the beast of complexity."
If it was happening, I'd call it Heavenly beast. If it wasn't happening, I usually call it Arsehole.angus young
Dark Sappho! could not verse immortal save That beast imbued with such immortal fire? Could she not live who life eternal gave?Rochdale
A monster, which the Blatant beast men call, A dreadful fiend of gods and men ydrad.Edmund Spenser
Had there been no other personal attribute to influence the final outcome, Tarzan of the Apes, the young Lord Greystoke, would have died as he had lived — an unknown savage beast in equatorial Africa. But there was that which had raised him far above his fellows of the jungle — that little spark which spells the whole vast difference between man and brute — Reason. This it was which saved him from death beneath the iron muscles and tearing fangs of Terkoz.Edgar Rice Burroughs
I saw for a blazing momentThe great grassy world from both sides,Man and beast in the round of their need.james dickey
The people resemble a wild beast, which, naturally fierce and accustomed to live in the woods, has been brought up, as it were, in a prison and in servitude, and having by accident got its liberty, not being accustomed to search for its food, and not knowing where to conceal itself, easily becomes the prey of the first who seeks to incarcerate it again.
The world powers established this filthy bacteria, the Zionist regime [Israel], which is lashing out at the nations in the region like a wild beast.mahmoud ahmadinejad
The sane man knows that he has a touch of the beast, a touch of the devil, a touch of the saint, a touch of the citizen. Nay, the really sane man knows that he has a touch of the madman. But the materialist's world is quite simple and solid, just as the madman is quite sure he is sane.gilbert keith chesterton
High up where the poor sat, the people quaked with fear: they saw the soul stretched on the ground, a votive beast beaten by the conflicting powers of light and dark, and their minds shook, nor knew now what great god to choose, for comfort's road dropped to the right, the rough ascent rose to the left, and both roads seemed to lead to God, while at the crossroads stood the human heart, and swayed.Nikos Kazantzakis
If the transmigration of a soul takes place into a rational being, it simply becomes the soul of that body. But if the soul migrates into a brute beast, it follows the body outside, as a guardian spirit follows a man. For there could never be a rational soul in an irrational being.sallustius
When he is best, he is a little worse than a man, and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast.william shakespeare
Nor love they least Who strike with right good will To vanquish ill And fight God’s battle upward from the beast.
The man that once did sell the lion's skin While the beast lived, was killed with hunting him.william shakespeare
Music's force can tame the furious beast.
By fate, not option, frugal Nature gave One scent to hyson and to wall-flower, One sound to pine-groves and to water-falls, One aspect to the desert and the lake. It was her stern necessity : all things Are of one pattern made; bird, beast, and flower, Song, picture, form, space, thought, and character Deceive us, seeming to be many things, And are but one.ralph waldo emerson
If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil . He cannot stop at the beast. The most savage of men are not beasts; they are worse, a great deal worse.