They say that none of us exists, except in the imagination of his fellows, other than as an intangible, invisible mentality.
Pin tarzans clever little mind many thoughts revolved and back of these was his divine power of reason.
… but life would be very miserable indeed were I to spend it in terror of the thing that has not yet happened.
We are between the wild thoat of certainty and the mad zitidar of fact.
Captain Billings,” he drawled finally, “if you will pardon my candor, I might remark that you are something of an ass, don’t you know.
Even brave men, and D’Arnot was a brave man, are sometimes frightened by solitude.
Tut, tut! I have often admonished my pupils to count ten before speaking. Were I you, Mr. Philander, I should count at least a thousand, and then maintain a discreet silence.
He longed for the little cabin and the sun-kissed sea – for the cool interior of the well-built house, and for the never-ending wonders of the many books.
I have discovered that the world over, unusual weather prevails at all times of the year.
His straight and perfect figure, muscled as the best of the ancient Roman gladiators must have been muscled, and yet with the soft and sinuous curves of a Greek god, told at a glance the...
Mine own people do not care for me, John Carter; I am too unlike them. It is a sad fate, since I must live my life amongst them.
I do not understand exactly what you mean by fear,” said Tarzan. “Like lions, fear is a different thing in different men, but to me the only pleasure in the hunt is the knowledge that...
But the wireless,” asked Momulla. “What has the wireless to do with our remaining here?” “Oh yes,” replied Gust, scratching his head. He was wondering if the Maori were really so ignorant as to believe...
What are you Tarzan?” he asked aloud. “An ape or a man? If you are an ape, you will do as the apes do – leave one of your kind in the jungle to die...
I do not believe that I am made of the stuff which constitutes heroes, because, in all of the hundreds of instances that my voluntary acts have placed me face to face with death, I...
Teach me to speak the language of men.
Those who know say that the most painful punishment that can be inflicted upon an adult male, short of injuring him, is a good, old fashioned shaking.
Men were indeed more foolish and more cruel than the beasts of the jungle! How fortunate was he who lived in the peace and security of the great forest!
Pthe wail of the living had answered the call of universal motherhood within her wild beast which the dead could not still.
I am glad,” he said, “that I do not dwell in your country among such savage peoples. Here, in Caspak, men fight with men when they meet – men of different races – but their...
To lose the only creature in all his world who ever had manifested love and affection for him was the greatest tragedy he had ever known.
I got this story from someone who had no business in the telling of it.
The whole fabric of our religion is based on superstitious belief in lies that have been foisted upon us for ages by those directly above us, to whose personal profit and aggrandizement it was to...
p 18 – Hundreds of thousands of years ago our ancestors of the dim and distant past faced the same problems which we must face in the same primeval forest. That we are here today...
No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment. If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature, or its kind. If it forms the habit of reading, in people who might not read otherwise,...
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