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  1. Picture quote by George Eliot about animals

    Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. ⏤ George Eliot

  2. Picture quote by Sayings about kindness

    It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal. ⏤ Sayings

  3. Picture quote by Sayings about animals

    Animals do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. ⏤ Sayings

  4. Picture quote about attitude

    If your dog doesn’t like someone you probably shouldn’t, either.

  5. Picture quote by Anatole France about love

    Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. ⏤ Anatole France

  6. Picture quote by Unknown about animals

    When it is too hard to look back, and you are afraid to look ahead... Look beside you. I'll always be there. ⏤ Unknown

  7. Picture quote by Clara Bow about behavior

    The more I see of men, the more I like dogs. ⏤ Clara Bow

  8. Picture quote by Hippocrates about soul

    The soul is the same in all living creatures although the body of each is different. ⏤ Hippocrates

  9. Picture quote by Immanuel Kant about treatment

    We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. ⏤ Immanuel Kant

  10. Picture quote about animals

    Every animal on earth is a living being with feelings, emotions, and a family life. Just like you and me.

  11. Picture quote by George Jean Nathan about love

    Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man. ⏤ George Jean Nathan

  12. Picture quote by Friedrich Nietzsche about cruel

    Man is the cruelest animal. ⏤ Friedrich Nietzsche

  13. Picture quote by Jonathan Swift about animals

    Every dog must have his day. ⏤ Jonathan Swift

  14. Picture quote by Mark Twain about people

    When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade without further introduction. ⏤ Mark Twain

  15. Picture quote by Ricky Gervais about animals

    If you enjoy seeing an animal terrified or in pain you are a cunt. ⏤ Ricky Gervais

  16. Picture quote by George Carlin about animals

    What do dogs do on their day off? They can't lie around, thats their job! ⏤ George Carlin

  17. Picture quote by Anthony D. Williams about attitude

    Be kind to every kind, not just mankind. ⏤ Anthony D. Williams

  18. Picture quote by Anthony D. Williams about respect

    When we learn to respect all life, we learn to love all life. ⏤ Anthony D. Williams

  19. Picture quote by Doug Larson about love

    A child is a person who can't understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten. ⏤ Doug Larson

  20. Picture quote by Anthony D. Williams about nature

    How can we expect wild animals to survive if we give them nowhere in the wild to live. ⏤ Anthony D. Williams

  21. Picture quote about world

    The earth is our house too.

  22. Picture quote by Bertrand Russell about man

    Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. ⏤ Bertrand Russell

  23. Picture quote by Arthur Schopenhauer about religion

    Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think. ⏤ Arthur Schopenhauer

What are the best animal quotations?

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Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.

African Proverbs

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Willie Nelson

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.

Joe E. Lewis

Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.

Winston Churchill

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.

Josh Billings

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

Albert Schweitzer

Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.


An eagle does not catch flies.


The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness is a warm puppy.

Charles M. Schulz

If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.

Mark Twain

Four legs good, two legs bad.

George Orwell

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


Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

Samuel Butler

Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

George Eliot

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

Ann Landers

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

Winston Churchill

The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.

Lord Byron

If it wasn't for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.


Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

Mark Twain

People are beginning to see that the first requisite to success in life is to be a good animal.

Herbert Spencer

No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor, but honest.

Bertrand Russell

Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.

Henry James

Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.


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

Lots of people talk to animals...Not very many listen though...that's the problem.

Benjamin Hoff

The fatter the flea the leaner the dog.


The better I know men the more I admire dogs.


Eagles do not beget Doves.


Human beings are the only animal that thinks they change who they are simply by moving to a different place. Birds migrate, but it's not quite the same thing.

Doug Coupland

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.

Groucho Marx

The owl of ignorance lays the egg of pride.


The cow is of the bovine ilk: One end is moo, the other, milk.

Ogden Nash

Meow” means “woof” in cat.

George Carlin

Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them.

Elvis Presley

Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.

Thomas Love Peacock

When, instead of merely associating some act with some situation in the animal way, we think the situation out, we have a set of particular feelings of its elements.

Edward Thorndike

He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish.

Jose Rizal

Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.

John Berryman

The best thing about animals is they don't talk much.

Thornton Wilder

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.

William Hazlitt

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

Anatole France

Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.

D. H. Lawrence

Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.

George Bernard Shaw

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

The dog is the god of frolic.

Henry Ward Beecher

A fence should be horse high, hog tight and bull strong.


Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.

Victor Hugo

I'm a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs. It's a pretty dumb animal, mind you.

Sophia Loren

There's nothing funnier than the human animal.

Walt Disney

Happiness to a dog is what lies on the other side of a door.

Charleton Jr. Ogburn

Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The following general definition of an animal: a system of different organic molecules that have combined with one another, under the impulsion of a sensation similar to an obtuse and muffled sense of touch given to them by the creator of matter as a whole, until each one of them has found the most suitable position for its shape and comfort.

Denis Diderot

Who can guess how much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.

Bertrand Russell

Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of what he created.

Jacob Bronowski

We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.

Lewis Thomas

Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.


Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.

Alphonse De Lamartine

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde

The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.

Martin Luther

Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires.

Alexander Graham Bell

Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.

Woody Allen

The restriction of studies of human intellect and character to studies of conscious states was not without influence on a scientific studies of animal psychology.

Edward Thorndike

People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.

David Attenborough

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.

Martin Buber

Tennis players we're always playing in center courts that feel like arenas. And when we get on the court and the crowd cheers your name or salutes you - it's like you're a gladiator in the arena. And everyone is cheering - and you're fighting, you're screaming, during your strokes - it feels like you're an animal, fighting for your life.

Novak Djokovic

Drinking, when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.

Pierre De Beaumarchais

Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.

Jonathan Swift

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.


I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you.

James Cameron

Man as a pure animal does not exist.

Francis Parker Yockey

No one likes to have less than they had before. That's the nature of the human animal.

Joni Mitchell

In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them.

Casey Affleck

It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land.

Sitting Bull

Every seed is awakened, and all animal life.

Sitting Bull

People should try eating no animal products for just ONE DAY a week.

Casey Affleck

Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.

Dean Koontz

I'd gone into that restaurant and sat down and the waitress had taken my order and everybody else had seen me with this what must have looked like this creature, this animal, sitting on the top of my head!

Derek Jacobi

It is my hope and my belief that you will be able to report that I died with dignity, without animal fear and without bravado. I owe that much to myself.

Caryl Chessman

If we knew exactly what animal life was like before the fall into sin and knew what nature was like before the law of entropy invaded it, we would already be living in heaven.

Walter Lang

We have people who are healers and those who posses a certain animal magnetism.

Julian May

This growth in the number, speed of formation, permanence, delicacy and complexity of associations possible for an animal reaches its acme in the case of man.

Edward Thorndike

A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and and not by a but.

John Berger

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. And to act so is immoral.

Leo Tolstoy

The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists.

H. Allen Smith

There is no reasoning, no process of inference or comparison; there is no thinking about things, no putting two and two together; there are no ideas - the animal does not think of the box or of the food or of the act he is to perform.

Edward Thorndike

The un-conscious distortion of the facts is almost harmless compared to the unconscious neglect of an animal's mental life until it verges on the unusual and marvelous.

Edward Thorndike

I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em.

Hilaire Belloc

So the animal finally performs in that situation only the fitting act.

Edward Thorndike

Our unconscious is not more animal than our conscious, it is often even more human.

Edward Bond

New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine.

Daniel Akaka

I don't think I'd ever be cruel to an animal.

David Duchovny

But naturalists are now beginning to look beyond this, and to see that there must be some other principle regulating the infinitely varied forms of animal life.

Alfred Russel Wallace

As an integral part of the Department of Agriculture, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service monitors our Nation's agriculture to protect against agricultural pests and diseases.

Mike Rogers

The students that, like the wild animal being prepared for its tricks in the circus called "life", expects only training as sketched above, will be severely disappointed: by his standards he will learn next to nothing.

Edsger Dijkstra

I approach my character with the question: What would an animal think? How would an animal respond? A lot of times, it's quick action and no fear, and sometimes it's irrational fear. You don't always know.

Victoria Pratt

The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery. Happiness is never better exhibited than by young animals, such as puppies, kittens, lambs, &c., when playing together, like our own children. Even insects play together, as has been described by that excellent observer, P. Huber, who saw ants chasing and pretending to bite each other, like so many puppies.

Charles Darwin

Next it was found that it was physiologically and structurally the same in the plant, that it was the living part of the plant, that which manifested the life and did the work in vegetable as well as in animal organisms.

Asa Gray

Eurasia ended up with the most domesticated animal species in part because it's the world's largest land mass and offered the most wild species to begin with.

Jared Diamond

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