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A Quote by Fran Lebowitz on animals

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My favorite animal is steak.

Fran Lebowitz

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A Quote by Fran Lebowitz on animals, certainty, and conversation

No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.

Fran Lebowitz

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A Quote by Eudora Welty on animals, children, senses, and world

Children, like animals, use all their senses to discover the world. Then artists come along and discover it the same way all over again.

Eudora Welty

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A Quote by Ernest Bell on animals, instinct, knowledge, people, power, reason, theory, time, and wonder

The old assumption that animals acted exclusively by instinct, while man had a monopoly of reason, is, we think, maintained by few people nowadays who have any knowledge at all about animals. We can only wonder that so absurd a theory could have been held for so long a time as it was, when on all sides the evidence if animals' power of reasoning is crushing.

Ernest Bell (1851 - 1933)

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A Quote by Eric Lustbader on animals, change, choice, justice, kindness, men, mistakes, sex, stability, thinking, violence, and women

Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence, they must be passive creatures. It's just not true. In one important way, at least, men are the passive sex. Given a choice, they will always opt for the status quo. They hate change of any kind, and they fight against it constantly. On the other hand, what women want is stability, which when you stop to think about it is a very different animal.

Eric Lustbader

Source: The Kaisho

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on animals, art, children, play, and work

The Paleolithic hunters who painted the unsurpassed animal murals on the ceiling of the cave at Altamira had only rudimentary tools. Art is older than production for use, and play older than work. Man was shaped less by what he had to do than by what he did in playful moments. It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on animals, beauty, food, learning, machines, nature, opposites, plants, and power

You dehumanize a man as much by returning him to nature - by making him one with rocks, vegetation, and animals - as by turning him into a machine. Both the natural and the mechanical are the opposite of that which is uniquely human. Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines. It is also obvious that when man domesticated animals and plants he acquired self-made machines for the production of food, power, and beauty.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Erasmus Darwin on animals, facts, and posterity

In fact, Darwin's own grandfather anticipated the central tenet of Lamarckism by some seven years: "All animals undergo perpetual transformations; which are in part produced by their own exertions... and many of these acquired forms or propensities are transmitted to their posterity."

Erasmus Darwin (1731 - 1802)

Source: Zoonomia, 1794

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A Quote by Emile Zola on animals, fate, fear, and men

The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.

Emile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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A Quote by Ellen Glasgow on anger, animals, dogs, life, people, pleasure, and profit

. . . this rage - I have never forgotten it - contained every anger, every revolt I had ever felt in my life - the way I felt when I saw the black dog hunted, the way I felt when I watched old Uncle Henry taken away to the almshouse, the way I felt whenever I had seen people or animals hurt for the pleasure or profit of others.

Ellen Glasgow (1874 - 1945)

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