Animal Quotes

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Animal Quotes and Quotations

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. ~Leo Tolstoy

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help. ~Albert Schweitzer

A true sportsman is a hunter lost in the woods and out of ammo. ~Robert Brault

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. ~George Orwell

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. ~Samuel Butler

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing. ~Maurice Maeterlinck

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends. ~George Bernard Shaw

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

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. ~George Eliot

Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored. ~Alice Walker

Animal Quotes and Quotations

Animals often strike us as passionate machines. ~Eric Hoffer

Animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper. ~Robert Anton Wilson

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. ~Joseph Addison

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

Anyone who hates children and animals can't be all bad. ~W. C. Fields

As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. ~Pythagoras

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. ~Aristotle

Because I wanted to have a place that I could create everything that I that I never had as a child. So, you see rides. You see animals. There's a movie theater. ~Michael Jackson

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account? ~Jean Paul Richter

Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content. ~Paul Valery

Animal Quotes and Quotations

Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Cockfighting was illegal in Oklahoma until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anticruelty laws. ~U.S. News & World Report

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not. ~David Seabury

Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without. ~Rue McClanahan

Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance. ~George Bernard Shaw

Dear intelligent people of the world, don't get shampoo in your eyes. It really stings. There. Done. Now fucking stop torturing animals. ~Ricky Gervais

Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns. ~William S. Gilbert

Deliberate cruelty to our defenceless and beautiful little cousins is surely one of the meanest and most detestable vices of which a human being can be guilty. ~William Ralph Inge

Dogs are getting bigger, according to a leading dog manufacturer. ~Leo Rosten

Drinking without being thirsty and making love at any time, Madame, are the only things that distinguish us from other animals. ~Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

Animal Quotes and Quotations

Drugs being tested on animals. That sort of thing, well, it depends, doesn't it? If the drug's aspirin and the monkey's got a headache, is it tight? ~Karl Pilkington

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. ~Paul Harvey

Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth. ~Ambrose Bierce

Get a feel for fur: Slam your fingers in a car door. ~Anonymous

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. ~Jacques Deval

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man. ~Arthur Young

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. ~Immanuel Kant

History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals. ~Malcom X

Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid. ~George Bernard Shaw

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time. ~C. S. Lewis

Animal Quotes and Quotations

Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs. ~P. J. O'Rourke

Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. ~Paul Rodriguez

I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence. ~Mahatma Gandhi

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants. ~A. Whitney Brown

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. ~Ellen DeGeneres

I believe in animal rights, and high among them is the right to the gentle stroke of a human hand. ~Robert Brault

I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. ~Abraham Lincoln

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals. ~Brigitte Bardot

I hope to bring much more attention to important issues and change for issues and practices that are harming animals. ~Kesha

I like all these little animals that run and eat and hide all the time. I like their faces, They seem to be scared and curious at the same time. ~Catherine Deneuve

Animal Quotes and Quotations

I like animals because they are not consciously cruel and don't betray each other. ~Taylor Caldwell

I love things made out of animals. It's just so funny to think of someone saying, 'I need a letter opener. I guess I'll have to kill a deer. ~David Sedaris

I think animal testing is a terrible idea. They get all nervous and give silly answers. ~Stephen Fry

If a ferret bites you it is nearly always your own fault. ~Phil Drabble

If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit. ~Robert Brault

Animal Quotes and Quotations

If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat? ~John Cleese

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 capitalists for the same reasons. ~C.S. Lewis

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ~St. Francis of Assisi

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. ~Henrik Ibsen

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. ~Mark Twain

Animal Quotes and Quotations

It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked. ~Haile Selassie

Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage. ~Sri Aurobindo

Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself. ~Alfred North Whitehead

Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly. ~Diogenes

Man's unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself. ~Ayn Rand

Animal Quotes and Quotations

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting. ~Jonathan Swift

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society. ~Honore de Balzac

Never wear anything that panics the cat. ~P.J. O'Rourke

No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink. ~Murray Banks

Animal Quotes and Quotations

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. ~Thomas A. Edison

Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight. ~Orison Swett Marden

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs. ~Author Unknown

Personally, I would not give a fig for any man's religion whose horse, cat and dog do not feel its benefits. Life in any form is our perpetual responsibility. ~S. Parkes Cadman

Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me. ~James Dean

Animal Quotes and Quotations

Support your right to arm bears. ~Cleveland Amory

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. ~Bradley Millar

Terms like that, "Humane Society," are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

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

The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position. ~Christine Stevens

Animal Quotes and Quotations

The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own. ~W. H. Auden

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals. ~William Osler

The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder. ~Friedrich Durrenmatt

The dog has got more fun out of Man than Man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that Man is the more laughable of the two animals. ~James Thurber

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot. ~Mark Twain

Animal Quotes and Quotations

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of a gun. ~P.G. Wodehouse

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ~Mahatma Gandhi

The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret.... It has come to believe that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. ~Albert Schweitzer

The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals. ~Clint Eastwood

The life spark in my eyes is in no way different than the life spark in the eyes of any other sentient being. ~Michael Stepaniak

Animal Quotes and Quotations

The only creature on earth whose natural habitat is a zoo is the zookeeper. ~Robert Brault

The only honest reaction and true loyalty we get is from our animals. Once they're your friends, you can do no wrong. ~Dick Van Patten

The person who thinks I worship the devil and kill animals is just as important as someone who makes an interpretation that's closer to what I intended. ~Marilyn Manson

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals. ~Adam Smith

The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" ~Jeremy Bentham

Animal Quotes and Quotations

The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest. ~Henry David Thoreau

The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men. ~Bertrand Russell

The thing that differentiates man from animals is money. ~Gertrude Stein

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. ~Albert Schweitzer

Animal Quotes and Quotations

Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. ~Edwin Way Teale

Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest. ~Bion, "Water and Land Animals," Plutarch

To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so. ~Georg C. Lichtenberg

We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice. ~Stephen Covey

We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it; or worse, they might. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Animal Quotes and Quotations

When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman. ~Joseph Wood Krutch

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. ~George Bernard Shaw

When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. ~Ingrid Newkirk

When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized. ~Ayn Rand

Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? ~Pierre Troubetzkoy

Animal Quotes and Quotations

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. ~James Anthony Froude

Without civilization, we would not turn into animals, but vegetables. ~Mason Cooley

Zoos are becoming facsimiles - or perhaps caricatures - of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all. ~Michael Fox

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