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P. D. James
English crime writer 1920-2014+1
A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the meanest son of a bitch in the valley.
English writer 1667-17450
Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-18620
By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.
American statesman and physicist 1706-17900
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-18810
Even in the meanest sorts of labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.
American humoristic writer 1893-19670
Gratitude - the meanest and most sniveling attribute in the world.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
English poet 1792-18220
I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity.
English playwright and poet 1564-16160
It is the mind that makes the body rich; and as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in the meanest habit.''
Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and artist 1906-20020
Marilyn [Monroe] was mean. Terribly mean. The meanest woman I have ever met around this town. I have never met anybody as mean as Marilyn Monroe nor as utterly fabulous on the screen, and that includes Garbo.Source: The Show Business Nobody Knows (1971)
Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC0
No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government.
Sleep is a god too proud to wait in palaces, and yet so humble too as not to scorn the meanest country cottages.
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-18870
The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a ''But''.
English poet 1770-18500
To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
American author of horror and supernatural fiction 1947-0
What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle.