Animal Quotes And Sayings


Animal Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of animal quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
Abraham Lincoln

“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Soon or late, every dog’s master’s memory becomes a graveyard; peopled by wistful little furry ghosts that creep back unbidden, at times, to a semblance of their olden lives.”
– Albert Payson Terhune

“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.”
– Alfred A. Montapert

“If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because you lap is warmer.”
– Alfred North Whitehead

“I have always felt that the way we treat animals is a pretty good indicator of the compassion we are capable of for the human race.”
– Ali Mcgraw

“The Animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.”
– Alice Walker

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.”
– Alice Walker

“Until one has loved an animal,  a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
– Anatole France

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” 
– Andrew A. Rooney

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” 
– Ann Landers

“Animals are like little children a bit. They’re simple. They don’t have politics driving them.”
– Annabelle Sabloff

“Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul — chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!”
– Anne Tyler

“Society grants animals rights not because animals are like us or because animals would demand them, but because we humans feel empathy with animals. We attribute to them that they can suffer and that they deserve as living creatures not to suffer.”
– Armin Krishnan

“Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer

“The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit.”
– Ashley Montagu

“We’re animals. We’re born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts.”
– Barbara Kingsolver

“Animals are like people because people are animals.”
– Barbara T. Gates

“And God took a handful of southernly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse.” 
– Bedouin Legend

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” 
– Ben Williams

“A canter is the cure for all evil.” 
– Benjamin Disraeli

“Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem.”
– Benjamin Hoff

“Animals are simply sophisticated machines created by the infinitely skilled artisan, God.”
– Brian G. Henning

“The little furry buggers are just deep, deep wells you throw all your emotions into.”
– Bruce Schimmel

“If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalist for the same reasons.”
– C. S. Lewis

“Our many domestic animals have played an important role in the civilization of man. Without them–especially the dog, the horse, the cow, and the sheep–man’s development onward and upward would have been slow and uncertain. Those countries in which the problem of domestication did not enter remained ever near to barbarism.”
– C. W. Burkett

“Everywhere animals are in chains, but we image them as free.”
– Carol J. Adams

“The fact that the lower animals are excited by the same emotions as ourselves is so well established, that it will not be necessary to weary the reader by many details. Terror acts in the same manner on them as on us, causing the muscles to tremble, the heart to palpitate, the sphincters to be relaxed, and the hair to stand on end. Suspicion, the offspring of fear, is eminently characteristic of most wild animals. Courage and timidity are extremely variable qualities in the individuals of the same species, as is plainly seen in our dogs. Some dogs and horses are ill-tempered, and easily turn sulky; others are good-tempered; and these qualities are certainly inherited. Everyone knows how liable animals are to furious rage, and how plainly they show it.”
– Charles Darwin

“Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.”
– Charles Darwin

“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.  All things are connected.  Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.”
– Chief Seattle

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song.”
Chinese Proverb

“I’m looking more like my dogs every day – it must be the shaggy fringe and the ears.”
– Christine McVie 

“For an animal person, an animal-less home is no home at all.”
– Cleveland Amory

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”
– Colette

“We animals are like the best person and it behooves you–I like that word, behooves–to model yourself after us. The main difference between humans and animals is ego, not brain, as they are led to believe. You watch us animals and we love, we play, we take care of ourselves in unity. We live our lives as you humans strive to live your lives. We are the ultimate. We want you to do as we do. We are the models. We are what you should be striving for. Can you see the value in humans that act like animals and also have a brain to make things happen?”
– Cynthia Attar

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