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Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? - Confucius

All beasts of prey are strong or treacherous. (Jacula Prudentum) - George Herbert

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called 'Facts.' They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Learn from the beasts the physic of the field. - Alexander Pope

They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, his is a base and ignoble creature. - Sir Francis Bacon

There is, nevertheless, a certain respect and a general duty of humanity that ties us, not only to beasts that have life and sense, but even to trees and plants. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheatres, for wild beasts to fight in. - Voltaire

The truly brave, When they behold the brave oppressed with odds, Are touched with a desire to shield and save: A mixture of wild beasts and demi-gods Are they, now furious as the sweeping wave, Now moved with pity; even as sometimes nods The rugged tree unto the summer wind, Compassion breathes along the savage mind. - Lord Byron

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts. - Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]