Quotations About / On: ANIMAL

  • 1.
    The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
    (Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Grundrisse, notebook 1, sct. 1 (1857-1858).)
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  • 2.
    I am afraid that the animals regard man as a creature like themselves which has lost its sound animal wits in a most dangerous way—that they regard him as the deranged animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 510, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 224, "The Animals' Criticism," (1882).)
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  • 3.
    I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason—as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. The Gay Science, aphorism 224 (revised edition 1887).)
  • 4.
    Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. the woodkeeper Annable's motto, in The White Peacock, pt. 2, ch. 2 (1911).)
  • 5.
    It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.
    (Mario Vargas Llosa (b. 1936), Peruvian novelist. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, ch. 10 (1984, trans. 1986).)
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  • 6.
    All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. Animal Farm, ch. 10 (1945). The animals' Commandment. The original version in the book was "All animals are equal." The wording derives from Thomas Jefferson's Preamble to the American Declaration of Independence.)
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  • 7.
    Error has made animals into men; is truth in a position to make men into animals again?
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 324, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man Alone With Himself," aphorism 519, "Truth as Circe," (1878).)
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  • 8.
    Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
    (William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Lectures on the English Comic Writers, Lecture 1 (1819). This passage was copied and inserted in the notebooks of Adlai Stevenson.)
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  • 9.
    Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
    (William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Lectures on the English Comic Writers, Lecture 1 (1819). This passage was copied and inserted in the notebooks of Adlai Stevenson.)
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  • 10.
    Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
    (William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. "Lecture 1," Lectures on the English Comic Writers (1819). This passage was copied and inserted in the notebooks of Adlai Stevenson.)
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