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In their reaction to Nature men appear to me for the most part, notwithstanding their arts, lower than the animals.
But I like the animals better than the `best people'," said the Doctor.
If, on the contrary, we DO know all living kinds, we must necessarily seek for the animal in question amongst those marine beings already classed; and, in that case, I should be disposed to admit the existence of a gigantic narwhal.
These animals without courage, these fear-haunted, pain-driven things, without a spark of pugnacious energy to face torment,--they are no good for man-making.
The animal was vainly trying with his trunk to disengage himself from the rope that attached him to the car.
In the window opening he set small branches about an inch in diameter both vertically and horizontally, and so woven that they formed a substantial grating that could withstand the strength of a powerful animal.
If the animals in front are continually changing and the direction of the whole herd is constantly altered, this is because in order to follow a given direction the animals transfer their will to the animals that have attracted our attention, and to study the movements of the herd we must watch the movements of all the prominent animals moving on all sides of the herd.
Difficult as this is to accomplish, it is still more difficult to persuade the human into any organised effort to alleviate the ill conditions of the lesser animals.
By looking closely and steadily at where a pair of eyes burned in the darkness, the form of the animal would slowly take shape.
I beg your Majesty's pardon," said the Fox, "but I noticed the track of the animals that have already come to you; and while I see many hoof-marks going in, I see none coming out.
How many animals there are which will not breed, though living long under not very close confinement in their native country
When the ship was running nine knots an hour, these animals could cross and recross the bows with the greatest of ease, and then dash away right ahead.
Zarathustra's voice also resounded in such a manner that his animals came to him frightened, and out of all the neighbouring caves and lurking-places all the creatures slipped away--flying, fluttering, creeping or leaping, according to their variety of foot or wing.
On the one hand, it may be held that we have more knowledge of our own minds than those of animals, and that we should use this knowledge to infer the existence of something similar to our own mental processes in animals and even in plants.
Now, the animals that are carnivorous are known by their incisores.