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    Generally, I think people are just going through the motions now. There's so much stuff that people are doing today that has already been done. I kind of like that new Savages record, but I don't know why they take themselves so seriously.
    — Zachary Cole Smith
    tags: people  savage 
     
    Western movies always seemed to show Indian women washing clothes at the creek and men with a tomahawk or spear in their hands, adorned with lots of feathers. That image has stayed in some people's minds. Many think we're either visionaries, `noble savages,' squaw drudges or tragic alcoholics. We're very rarely depicted as real people who have greater tenacity in terms of trying to hang on to our culture and values system than most people.
    — Wilma Mankiller
    tags: men  people  women  culture  value  real  movie  mind  savage 
     
    Doubt is the offspring of knowledge: the savage never doubts at all.
    — William Winwood Reade
    tags: doubt  savage 
     
    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.
    — William Robertson Smith
    tags: time  savage 
     
    Beneath the dingy uniformity of international fashions in dress, man remains what he has always been; a splendid fighting animal, a self-sacrificing hero, and a blood thirsty savage.
    — William Ralph Inge
    The world was held in a savage gloom - cold and intolerable. Outside, all was quiet - quiet! From the dark room behind me, came the occasional, soft thud of falling matter - fragments of rotting stone. So time passed, and night grasped the world, wrapping it in wrappings of impenetrable blackness.
    — William Hope Hodgson
    tags: time  world  dark  night  savage 
     
    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.
    — William H. Wharton
    tags: government  savage 
     
    We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything.
    — William Golding
    tags: rules  savage 
     
    Are we savages or what?
    — William Golding
    tags: savage 
     
    Knowing not grieving remembers a thousand savage and lonely streets.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: knowing  savage 
     
    We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.
    — William Ellery Channing
    Of all the discoveries which men need to make, the most important, at the present moment, is that of the self-forming power treasured up in themselves. They little suspect its extent, as little as the savage apprehends the energy which the mind is created to exert on the material world.
    — William Ellery Channing
    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.
    — William E. Gladstone
    tags: happiness  right  eyes  winter  god  savage 
     
    Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I've read that things inanimate have moved, and, as with living souls, have been inform'd, by magic numbers and persuasive sound.
    — William Congreve
    tags: living  magic  soul  music  read  savage  charm 
     
    Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
    — William Congreve
    tags: music  savage  charm 
     
    Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast...
    — William Congreve
    tags: savage  charm 
     
    The birch-bark canoe of the savage seems to me one of the most beautiful and perfect things of the kind constructed by human art.
    — William C. Bryant
    tags: beautiful  human  savage 
     
    Civilization is not inherited; it has to be learned and earned by each generation anew; if the transmission should be interrupted for one century, civilization would die, and we should be savages again.
    — Will Durant
    tags: civilization  die  savage 
     
    Man is naturally more disposed to beneficent than selfish actions. This we learn even from the history of savages. The domestic virtues have something in them so inviting and genial, and the public virtues of the citizen something so grand and inspiring, that even he who is barely uncorrupted, is seldom able to resist their charm.
    — Wilhelm von Humboldt
    In them was not the savage blankness of the reptile species. Instead there was something far worse - burning, unquenchable rage mixed with the self-mocking irony of great intelligence.
    — Whitley Strieber
    Praise Him, each savage furious beastThat on His stores do daily feast;And you tame slaves, of the laborious plough,Your weary knees to your Creator bow.
    — Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon
    tags: praise  savage 
     
    When men are brought face to face with their opponents, forced to listen and learn and mend their ideas, they cease to be children and savages and begin to live like civilized men. Then only is freedom a reality, when men may voice their opinions because they must examine their opinions.
    — Walter Lippmann
    His mane was like a crest, mounting, then falling low. His neck was long and slender, and arched to the small, savagely beautiful head. The head was that of the wildest of all wild creatures- a stallion born wild- and it was beautiful, savage, splendid. A stallion with a wonderful physical perfection that matched his savage, ruthless spirit.
    — Walter Farley
    For how many thousands of years now have we humans been what we insist on calling "civilized?" And yet, in total contradiction, we also persist in the savage belief that we must occasionally, at least, settle our arguments by killing one another.
    — Walter Cronkite
    tags: belief  savage  year 
     
    That tuft of jungle feathers, That animal eye, Is just what you say. That savage of fire, That seed, Have it your way. The world is ugly, And the people are sad.
    — Wallace Stevens
    tags: animals  people  world  sad  fire  eyes  savage 
     
    But even labeling a site as astronomical is an improvement, since it partially sidesteps the old stereotype of Indians being primitive and ignorant savages.
    — Vine Deloria Jr.
    By this you may see who are the rude and barbarous Indians: For verily there is no savage nation under the cope of Heaven, that is more absurdly barbarous than the Christian World. They that go naked and drink water and live upon roots are like Adam, or Angels in comparison of us.
    — Thomas Traherne
    Had population and food increased in the same ratio, it is probable that man might never have emerged from the savage state.
    — Thomas Malthus
    tags: men  food  savage 
     
    In time the savage bull sustains the yoke; In time all haggard hawks will stoop to lure; In time small wedges cleave the hardest oak, In time the flint is pierced with softest shower, And she in time will fall from her disdain, And rue the sufferance of your friendly pain.
    — Thomas Kyd
    tags: time  pain  savage 
     
    There are savages without God in any proper sense of the word, but none without ghosts.
    — Thomas Huxley
    tags: ghost  god  savage 
     
    Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
    — Thomas Huxley
    tags: savage 
     
    Hannibal Lecter: We live in a primitive time - don't we, Will? - neither savage nor wise. Half measures are the curse of it. Any rational society would either kill me or give me my books.
    — Thomas Harris
    tags: time  society  live  wise  book  savage 
     
    Problem-solving is hunting; it is savage pleasure and we are born to it.
    — Thomas Harris
    tags: pleasure  savage 
     
    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.
    — Thomas A. Edison
    He has created the poor savage with no guide but natural law, and it is to their hearts that He deigns to stoop. They are His wild flowers whose homeliness delights Him.
    — Therese of Lisieux
    tags: heart  law  wild  poor  flowers  savage 
     
    We do not accept that human society should be constructed on the basis of a savage principle of the survival of the fittest
    — Thabo Mbeki
    Truth has advocates who seek understanding," Richard said. "Corrupt ideas have miserable little fanatics who attempt to enforce their beliefs through intimidation and brutality... through faith. Savage force is faith's obedient servant. Violence on an apocalyptic scale can only be born of faith because reason, by its very nature, disarms senseless cruelty. Only faith thinks to justify it.
    — Terry Goodkind
    Scratch a schoolboy and you find a savage.
    — Terry Eagleton
    tags: savage 
     
    I did watching my films with an audience at the beginning when we went to Sundance and we screened The Savages there. I watched it, and I was just praying to God it worked, because we weren't even finished. I was just hoping it worked, so half of it was just, "Phew."
    — Tamara Jenkins
    tags: film  god  savage 
     
    Consider the wave of revulsion that floods the average person when he or she hears of the practice of human sacrifice by the Aztecs and other so-called primitive peoples. How savage and barbaric such practices seem. But when a Christian or Jew comes across human sacrifice in the Bible (see Jephthah's immolation of his daughter in Judges 11:30-40), is he or she repulsed?
    — Steve Allen
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