Tuesday, 3 July 2012

It Has Been Said that Man is a Rational Animal

All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others ~ George Orwell, Animal Farm #quote

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground. ~ H. L. Mencken #quote

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. ~ Henrik Ibsen #quote

It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful? ~ A. Dillard #quote

A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower. ~ Kin Hubbard #quote

It has been said that man is a rational animal.  All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. ~ B. Russell #quote

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. ~ Lou Holtz #quote

Only the most acute & active animals are capable of boredom. A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the 7th day... ~ Nietzsche #quote

A fish may love a bird, but where would they live? ~ Drew Barrymore #quote

Man is a credulous animal & must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.  ~ B. Russell #quote

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway. ~ Mary Kay Ash #quote

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings. ~ Victor Hugo #quote

Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal. ~ Alexander Hamilton #quote

Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent. ~ Sharon Tate #quote

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve. ~ Erich Fromm #quote

A committee is an animal with four back legs. ~ John le Carre #quote
For me, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, or for flowers or beast or bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive. ~ Al Purdy #quote

Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another. ~ Adam Smith #quote

He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held to his middle-aged breast. ~ Herbert Gold #quote

Being...on a planet where the smartest animals hate being alive so much, means never having to say you're sorry. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

Other pictures of Birds, Wings & Random Animals can be seen by clicking the links.