Apes

Man is an ape with possibilities.

— Roy Chapman Andrews

I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape.

— Desmond Morris, The Naked Ape

Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.

— Yevgeny Zamyatin, A Soviet Heretic

What is an ape to man? A laughing-stock, a thing of shame. And yet the same shall man be to the Superman; a laughing-stock, a thing of shame.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Evolution has developed man to such a high degree that he builds zoos to keep his ancestors in cages.

— unknown

Perhaps the remote ancestors of human beings were apes, though no evolutionist has made clear to me reasons for doubting the equally plausible theory that apes have either ascended, or descended, from humans.

— Charles Fort, The Complete Books of Charles Fort

Shave a gorilla and it would be almost impossible, at twenty paces, to distinguish him from a heavyweight champion of the world. Skin a chimpanzee, and it would take an autopsy to prove he was not a theologian.

— H.L. Mencken

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