He was a practical electrician but fond of whisky, a heavy, red-haired brute with irregular teeth.He doubted the existence of the Deity but accepted Carnot's cycle, and he had read Shakespeare and found him weak in chemistry.
Not God but a swastika So black no sky could squeak through. Every woman adores a Fascist, The boot in the face, the brute brute heart of a brute like you.Sylvia Plath
I never saw a brute I hated so; He must be wicked to deserve such pain.Robert Browning
Therefore is not by any to be enterprized, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly, to satisfy men's carnal lusts and appetites, like brute beasts that have no understanding; but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God.
The gap between brute power and human need continues to grow, as the power fattens on the same faulty technology that intensifies the need.Barry Commoner
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.
It seemed unprovoked, a wilful convulsion of brute nature?Robert Louis Stevenson
The brute curiosity of an angel's stare Turn you like them to stone.
The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny.ralph waldo emerson
"Nothing says romance like hobos, martyrs and decapitations." On the creation of St. Valentine's Day. (14 February 2010) It's all about the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism.craig ferguson
The strength that we want is not a brute, unregulated strength; the beauty that we want is no mere surface beauty; but we want a beauty on the surface of life that is from the central force of principle within, as the beauty on the cheek of health is from the central force at the heart.mark hopkins
They opposed brute force to reason and philosophy, and battalions of foreign mercenaries to ideas. As if ideas were to be impaled on bayonets!rafael sabatini
What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other. Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature.pierre trudeau
It is important to understand what I mean by semiosis . All dynamic action, or action of brute force, physical or psychical, either takes place between two subjects, whether they react equally upon each other, or one is agent and the other patient, entirely or partially, or at any rate is a resultant of such actions between pairs. But by "semiosis" I mean, on the contrary, an action, or influence, which is, or involves, a cooperation of three subjects, such as a sign, its object, and its interpretant, this tri-relative influence not being in any way resolvable into actions between pairs.charles sanders peirce
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
The Conservative Party is the parent of trade unionism, just as it is the author of the Factory Acts. At every stage in the history of the nineteenth century it is to Toryism that trade unionism has looked for help and support against the oppressions of the Manchester School of liberalism, which cared nothing for the interests of the state, and regarded men as brute beasts whose labour could be bought and sold at the cheapest price, irrespective of all other considerations.
It was many and many a year ago, In a District styled E. C., That a monster dwelt whom I came to know By the name of Cannibal Flea, And the brute was possessed with no other thought Than to live and to live on me.
In randori we learn to employ the principle of maximum efficiency even when we could easily overpower an opponent. Indeed, it is much more impressive to beat an opponent with proper technique than with brute force. This lesson is equally applicable in daily life: the student realized persuasion backed up by sound logic is ultimately more effective than coercion.
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.william winwood reade
The Lord let the house of a brute to the soul of a man, And the man said, "Am I your debtor?" And the Lord "Not yet: but make it as clean as you can, And then I will let you a better."
Et tu, brute? You too, Brutus?Irving Caesar
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