Savage Quotes (69)

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The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already... view

By: Edward Abbey

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between... view

By: Diane Ackerman

Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages... view

By: Hervey Allen

The fact that tradition hinders the individual savage from thinking logically by no means proves that he cannot think logically... view

By: James M. Baldwin

Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions... view

By: Ambrose Bierce

We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves... view

By: Daniel Boone

There was an age, however, when the transition from savagery to civilization, with all its impressive outward manifestations in art and architecture, took place for the first time... view

By: James H. Breasted

I have a huge and savage conscience that won't let me get away with things... view

By: Octavia Butler

The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied... view

By: George Catlin

I directed the men in our barque to approach near the savages, and hold their arms in readiness to do their duty in case they notice any movement of these people against us... view

By: Samuel de Champlain

We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit.. view

By: William Ellery Channing

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak... view

By: William Congreve

The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit... view

By: Davy Crockett

I think that show will go down in history... people will scratch their heads and say 'How did this ever get on the air?' I mean, they finally have a planet that's populated with a black race and then they present them as savage warriors, and the men want the white girl!.. view

By: Denise Crosby

The rational mind of man is a shallow thing, a shore upon a continent of the irrational, wherein thin colonies of reason have settled amid a savage world... view

By: Wilford O. Cross

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world... view

By: Charles Darwin

It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage... view

By: Isadora Duncan

The savages don't have atom bombs... view

By: Friedrich Durrenmatt

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages... view

By: Thomas A. Edison

Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours... view

By: Benjamin Franklin

Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own... view

By: William E. Gladstone

Adolescence as the time when an individual 'recapitulates' the savage stage of the race's past... view

By: Granville Stanley Hall

Problem solving is hunting. It is savage pleasure and we are born to it... view

By: Thomas Harris

As a result, the highly civilized man can endure incomparably more than the savage, whether of moral or physical strain. Being better able to control himself under all circumstances, he has a great advantage over the savage... view

By: Lafcadio Hearn

Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing... view

By: Robert E. Howard

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage.. view

By: Victor Hugo

The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated by reading the obituary columns of the nation's dailies, Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates... view

By: George Jackson

Life Among the Savages is a disrespectful memoir of my children... view

By: Shirley Jackson

We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause... view

By: William James

I wanted to make an Indian character who wasn't either a) the savage that must be eliminated, the force of nature that's blocking the way for industrial progress, or b) the noble innocent that knows all and is another cliche. I wanted him to be a complicated human being... view

By: Jim Jarmusch

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world... view

By: Robert Kennedy

I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages... view

By: Rudyard Kipling

Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the charge of murder by the Athenians through favour, lest he should appear to be too fierce and savage, committed adultery with Venus... view

By: Lactantius

I was a savage for so many years of my life. There was some seed of determination in me that I was not conscious of. I was mostly consciously getting into trouble and drunk... view

By: Daniel Day Lewis

If nations could only depend upon fair and impartial judgments in a world court of law, they would abandon the senseless, savage practice of war... view

By: Belva Lockwood

They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them... view

By: Douglas MacArthur

Yeah, we're sweet but savage, and I think a lot of Canadians are that way... view

By: Bruce McCulloch

The more we study the Indian's character the more we appreciate the marked distinction between the civilized being and the real savage... view

By: Nelson A. Miles

The intrusions of the white race and the non- compliance with treaty obligations have been followed by atrocities that could alone satisfy a savage and revengeful spirit... view

By: Nelson A. Miles

Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being... view

By: Michel de Montaigne