Every man has a wild beast within him.— Frederick the Great
Helpful Wild Beasts quotations
Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.
A leopard doesn't change his spots just because you bring him in from the jungle and try to housebreak him and turn him into a pet. He may learn to sheathe his claws in order to beg a few scraps off the dinner table, and you may teach him to be a beast of burden, but it doesn't pay to forget that he'll al ways be what he was born: a wild animal.
Now do I begin to be a disciple of Christ, and care for nothing in this world, that so I may find Jesus. Let fire, or the cross, or wild beasts, or the breaking of my bones, or the cutting of me to pieces, or the shattering of my whole body, yea, all the tortures of the devil - let them all come upon me, only let me enjoy my God.
The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.
Many people continue to think of sharks as man-eating beasts.
Sharks are enormously powerful and wild creatures, but youre more likely to be killed by your kitchen toaster than a shark!
As geographers, Sosius, crowd into the edges of their maps parts of the world which they do not know about, adding notes in the margin to the effect that beyond this lies nothing but sandy deserts full of wild beasts, and unapproachable bogs.
The idea that it is funny to see wild animals coerced into acting like clumsy humans, or thrilling to see powerful beasts reduced to cringing cowards by a whip-cracking trainer, is primitive and medieval. It stems from the old idea that we are superior to other species and have the right to hold dominion over them.
Following Emporer Nero's command, "Let the Christians be exterminated!:" .
. . they [the Christians] were made the subjects of sport; they were covered with the hides of wild beasts and worried to death by dogs, or nailed to crosses or set fire to, and when the day waned, burned to serve for the evening lights.
I drink out of desperation. Life is too dreary to endure. The misery, loneliness, crampedness - they're heartbreaking.[...] What feelings do you suppose a man has when he realizes that he will never know happiness or glory as long as he lives? Hard work. All that amounts to is food for the wild beasts of hunger.
That wild beast which lives in man and does not dare to show itself until the barriers of law and custom have been removed, was now set free.
For some are in the habit of carrying about the name in wicked guile, while they still practice things unworthy of God. You must flee these as you would wild beasts. For they are ravening dogs, who bite secretly, against whom you must be on your guard, since they are men who can scarcely be cured.
Imagine your anger to be a kind of wild beast, because it has ferocious teeth and claws, and if you don't tame it, it will devastate all things even corrupting the soul.
There are few wild beasts more to be dreaded than a talking man having nothing to say.
Run as hard as a wild beast if you will, but you won't get any reward greater than that destined for you.
Let fire and the cross; let the crowds of wild beasts; let tearings ... let shatterings of the whole body; and let all the evil torments of the devil come upon me: only let me attain to Jesus Christ.
In all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
There are many wild beasts on land and in the sea, but the beastliest of all is woman.
Today there's more fellowship among snakes than among mankind.
Wild beasts spare those with similar markings.
No wild beasts are so cruel as the Christians in their dealings with each other
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.
Writing poetry, we live among the wild beasts, and when we touch a man, the stuff of someone in whom we believed, and he goes to pieces like a rotten pie, you... gather together whatever can be salvaged, while I cup my hands around the live coal of life.
The weakling and the coward cannot be saved by honesty alone;
but without honesty the brave and able man is merely a civic wild beast who should be hunted down by every lover of righteousness. No man who is corrupt, no man who condones corruption in others, can possibly do his duty by the community.
The world powers established this filthy bacteria, the Zionist regime, which is lashing out at the nations in the region like a wild beast.
When we act pugnaciously, and injuriously, and angrily, and rudely, to what level have we degenerated? To the level of the wild beasts. Well, the fact is that some of us are wild beasts of a larger size, while others are little animals, malignant and petty.
Of all wild beasts preserve me from a tyrant; and of all tame a flatterer.
Fear is a healthy instinct, not a sign of weakness.
It is a natural self-defense mechanism that is common to felines, wolves, hyenas, and most humans. Even fruit bats know fear, and I salute them for it. If you think the world is weird now, imagine how weird it would be if wild beasts had no fear.
What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
Here I am, a wild beast cut off from his companions.
Superstition changes a man to a beast, fanaticism makes him a wild beast, and despotism a beast of burden.
I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it roaring and raging like a wild beast in its den. It puts me in mind of the everlasting efforts of the human mind, struggling to be free, and ending just where it began.
Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of St. John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comparison.