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Animals often strike us as passionate machines.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American writer, philosopher, longshoreman
Reflections on the Human Condition, Aphorism 7 (1973)
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O woman! lovely woman! Nature made thee
To temper man: we had been brutes without you.
Angels are painted fair, to look like you:
There’s in you all that we believe of heaven, —
Amazing brightness, purity, and truth,
Eternal joy, and everlasting love.

Thomas Otway (1652-1685) English dramatist
Venice Preserv’d, Act 1, sc. 1 (1682)
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The practice of terror serves the true believer not only to cow and crush his opponents but also to invigorate and intensify his own faith.

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Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American writer, philosopher, longshoreman
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, ch. 85 (1951)
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The man that blushes is not quite a brute.

Edward Young (1683-1765) English poet
“Night Thoughts,” 7, l. 496 (1742-45)
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A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it, an apostle is unlikely to look out.

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German physicist, writer
Aphorisms, F.17 (1775-79) (tr. R. Hollingdale (1990))

Alt trans: "A book is a mirror: when a monkey looks in, no apostle can look out." [tr. Mautner and Hatfield]
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