Quotes by brute

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  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    The scholar without good breeding is a nitpicker; the philosopher a cynic; the soldier a brute and everyone else disagreeable.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    After all he is only a man, that is to say capable of little and of much, of all and of nothing; he is neither angel nor brute, but man.
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    Life without industr is guilt, and industry without art is brute lity.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
  • Edward Young
    Edward Young
    British poet 1683-1765
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    The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    The mere brute pleasure of reading, the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    The more a man cultivates the arts the less he fornicates. A more and more apparent cleavage occurs between the spirit and the brute.
  • W. Winwood Reade
    W. Winwood Reade
    British historian, explorer, and philosopher 1838-1875
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    The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    Union may be strength, but it is mere blind brute strength unless wisely directed.
  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    British poet 1859-1936
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    We for a certainty are not the first have sat in taverns while the tempest hurled their hopeful plans to emptiness, and cursed whatever brute and blackguard made the world.
  • Philip Larkin
    Philip Larkin
    English poet, novelist and librarian 1922-1985
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    Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork and drive the brute off?
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