Savage Quotes (69)

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The trend of all knowledge at the present is to specialize, but archaeology has in it all the qualities that call for the wide view of the human race, of its growth from the savage to the civilized, which is seen in all stages of social and religious development... view

By: Margaret Murray

A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate... view

By: Baroness Orczy

A satirist is a man whose flesh creeps so at the ugly and the savage and the incongruous aspects of society that he has to express them as brutally and nakedly as possible in order to get relief... view

By: John Dos Passos

Political rivals attacked me. I was savagely beaten. I was kicked in the face and I lost my eye as a result... view

By: Jean-Marie Le Pen

The toute ensemble was such as to make polished society blush, when compared with these savages... view

By: Zebulon Pike

When I'm on stage the savage in me is released. It's like going back to being a cave man. It takes me six hours to come down after a show... view

By: Angus Young

A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor... view

By: William Wordsworth

Religion is the last refuge of human savagery... view

By: Alfred North Whitehead

The lands granted were in the occupancy of savages and situated in a wilderness, of which the government had never taken possession, and of which it could not with its own citizens ever have taken possession... view

By: William H. Wharton

Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking... view

By: Jessamyn West

No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America, has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging, shooting, and burning alleged offenders... view

By: Ida B. Wells

The savage in man is never quite eradicated... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Taking them out of the picture, so to speak, what football really is, the savagery, the core root of football, it doesn't change. It really puts the real in football... view

By: Lawrence Taylor

So is the savage buffalo, especially delighting in dark places, where he can wallow in the mud and slake his thirst without much trouble.. view

By: John H. Speke

In better times the religion of the tribe or state has nothing in common with the private and foreign superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may dictate to the individual... view

By: William Robertson Smith

George Bush says what John Kerry did was noble. Yet he sees him being savaged by his own supporters... view

By: Mark Shields

We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture... view

By: Moshe Sharett

All men, even those we call savages, have been so tormented by the passion for strong drinks, that limited as their capacities were, they were yet able to manufacture them... view

By: Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin

It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool... view

By: George Santayana

The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way... view

By: Bertrand Russell

The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men... view

By: Bertrand Russell

Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war.. view

By: Karl Rove

The point of departure of the process to which we wish to contribute is the fact that war is the natural reaction of human nature in the savage state, while peace is the result of acquired characteristics... view

By: Elihu Root

The limitation upon this mode of promoting peace lies in the fact that it consists in an appeal to the civilized side of man, while war is the product of forces proceeding from man's original savage nature... view

By: Elihu Root

Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body... view

By: Theodore Roosevelt

Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success... view

By: Erwin Rommel

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men... view

By: Ayn Rand

I did not join the resistance movement to kill people, to kill the nation. Look at me now. Am I a savage person? My conscience is clear... view

By: Pol Pot