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
Not unlike the bear which bringeth forthIn the end of thirty dayes a shapeless birth;But after licking, it in shape she drawes,And by degrees she fashions out the pawes,The head, and neck, and finally doth bringTo a perfect beast that first deformed thing.guillaume de salluste du bartas
"The rules!" shouted Ralph, "you're breaking the rules!" "Who cares?" Ralph summoned his wits. "Because the rules are the only thing we've got!" But Jack was shouting against him. "Bollocks to the rules! We're strong we hunt! If there's a beast, we'll hunt it down! We'll close in and beat and beat and beat :;!"william golding
Not unlike the bear which bringeth forth In the end of thirty dayes a shapeless birth; But after licking, it in shape she drawes, And by degrees she fashions out the pawes, The head, and neck, and finally doth bring To a perfect beast that first deformed thing.guillaume de salluste du bartas
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
Tea, although an Oriental, 212 Is a gentleman at least; Cocoa is a cad and coward, Cocoa is a vulgar beast.
Nor love they leastWho strike with right good willTo vanquish illAnd fight God’s battle upward from the beast.richard hovey
You are a spirit, then,you Man, and not a Manat all.You are a spirit and you dwellwithin the guts of mortal beast.l. ron hubbard
Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt.pierre trudeau
“The woman is the subtlest beast in the garden,” said Papa Moose, “now that snakes can’t talk.”orson scott card
You should never fall in love with your own press clippings, because it is very much the nature of the beast that the same journalists who build you up between Monday and Friday tear you down for weekend fun...My family's habit of living in the past seems to me pathological, even dangerous. If all greatness lies in the past, what is the point of the future?stephen l. carter
Execrable son! so to aspire Above his brethren, to himself assuming Authority usurp'd, from God not given. He gave us only over beast, fish, fowl, Dominion absolute; that right we hold By his donation; but man over men He made not lord; such title to himself Reserving, human left from human free.john milton
Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.Plato
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Without madness what is man more than the healthy beast, corpse adjourned that procreates?
A man can hardly be a beast or a fool alone on a great mountain.
A black sheep is a biting beast.
In certain passages of the OT the concept of Babylon emerges into an archetypal figure for the proud, God-defying forces of this world. In the NT it is even more clearly a type of pan-deism formed from a synthesis of Christianity and paganism; this is indicated symbolically in the description of the woman riding on the beast.
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.