Filthy Quotes (2 quotes)
How like to us is that filthy beast the ape.
From the original Latin, Simia quam similis, turpissima bestia, nobis! In De Natura Deorum, i, 35. As translated in Craufurd Tait Ramage, Beautiful Thoughts from Latin Authors, With English Translations (1864), 52. Also seen translated as What an ugly beast the ape, and how like us.
The river Mersey, a mile-wide estuary not unlike the Hudson, perhaps in my childhood even more filthy. We used to say the quality of Mersey is not strained.
In Kenneth Ewart Boulding and Richard P. Beilock (Ed.), Illustrating Economics: Beasts, Ballads and Aphorisms (1980, 2009), 3.