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We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
Edgar Allan Poe
Nothing made by brute force lasts.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
The mere brute pleasure of reading the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils.
I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man without thought; he would be a stone or a brute.
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called 'Facts'. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.
Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.
The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
'Charm' - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.
In the brute physical world, and the one encompassed by medicine, there are all too many things that could kill you, don't kill you, and then leave you considerably weaker.
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.
Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.
I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.
Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them.
When in doubt, use brute force.
When Bryan Price taught me how to throw a changeup, he made me see myself. All my life, I've been the equivalent of a fastball pitcher - trying to use blazing speed and brute force to wow the people around me.
The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
The mob is a sort of bear; while your ring is through its nose, it will even dance under your cudgel; but should the ring slip, and you lose your hold, the brute will turn and rend you.
Man is a living duty, a depository of powers that he must not leave in a brute state. Man is a wing.
The power which money gives is that of brute force; it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet.
Cosmologists have attempted to account for the day-to-day laws you find in textbooks in terms of fundamental 'superlaws,' but the superlaws themselves must still be accepted as brute facts. So maybe the ultimate laws of nature will always be off-limits to science.
The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.
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