Quotes: creature

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  • Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner
    British Writer 1938-
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    A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in.
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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    Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
  • Sir Richard Steele
    Sir Richard Steele
    British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor 1672-1729
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    A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    All I desire for my own burial is not to be buried alive; but how or where, I think, must be entirely indifferent to every rational creature.

    Source: Letters (1892)

  • Vera Brittain
    Vera Brittain
    English nurse, writer, feminist, and pacifist 1893-1970
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    All that a pacifist can undertake - but it is a very great deal - is to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rule of love though others may be captured by hate.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    All things must; man is the only creature that wills.
  • Martin Luther
    Martin Luther
    German preacher 1483-1546
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    An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
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    An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    As good almost kill a man as kill a good book; who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives; very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    Fill all the glasses there, for why
    Should every creature drink but I?
    Why, man of morals, tell me why?

    Source: From Anacreon, ii. Drinking; reported in Bartletts Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    For man is not the creature and product of Mechanism; but, in a far truer sense, its creator and producer.
  • Irving Layton
    Irving Layton
    Canadian poet 1912-
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    God is indeed dead. He died of self-horror when He saw the creature He had made in His own image.
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