Savage Quotes (69)

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

By : Edward Abbey

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

By : Diane Ackerman

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Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.

By : Hervey Allen

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

By : James M. Baldwin

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

By : Ambrose Bierce

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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.

By : Daniel Boone

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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.

By : James H. Breasted

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

By : Octavia Butler

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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.

By : George Catlin

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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.

By : Samuel de Champlain

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

By : William Ellery Channing

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

By : William Congreve

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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.

By : Davy Crockett

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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!

By : Denise Crosby

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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.

By : Wilford O. Cross

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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.

By : Charles Darwin

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

By : Isadora Duncan

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The savages don't have atom bombs.

By : Friedrich Durrenmatt

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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.

By : Thomas A. Edison

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Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.

By : Benjamin Franklin

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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.

By : William E. Gladstone

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

By : Granville Stanley Hall

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

By : Thomas Harris

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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.

By : Lafcadio Hearn

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

By : Robert E. Howard

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

By : Victor Hugo

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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.

By : George Jackson

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

By : Shirley Jackson

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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.

By : William James

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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.

By : Jim Jarmusch

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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.

By : Robert Kennedy

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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.

By : Rudyard Kipling

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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.

By : Lactantius

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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.

By : Daniel Day Lewis

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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.

By : Belva Lockwood

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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.

By : Douglas MacArthur

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

By : Bruce McCulloch

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

By : Nelson A. Miles

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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.

By : Nelson A. Miles

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

By : Michel de Montaigne

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