Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
The state is a creation of nature and man is by nature a political animal.
The animal is ignorant of the fact that he knows. The man is aware of the fact that he is ignorant.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
Woman is a vulgar animal from whom man has created an excessively beautiful ideal.
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.
I know at last what distinguishes man from animals; financial worries.
It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.
If you have this enormous talent, it's got you by the balls, it's a demon. You can't be a family man and a husband and a caring person and be that animal. Dickens wasn't that nice a guy.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
Man may be considered as a superior species of animal that produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives
A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to regard himself as a great delicacy.
As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
Man is by nature a political animal.
I want to teach men the sense of their existence, which is the Superman, the lightning out of the dark cloud man.
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.
It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
Man is naturally a political animal.
The most fleeting and most subtle shades of sentiment belong to Rubens; in this respect he is a treasure for novelist and psychologist; he took note of the passing refinements of moral expression as well as of the soft volume of sanguine flesh; no one has gone beyond him in knowledge of the living organism and of the animal man.
Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.