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Picture quote by George Eliot about animals

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

Picture quote by Sayings about animals

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

Picture quote by Clara Bow about behavior

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

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

Picture quote about animals

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

Picture quote by Hippocrates about soul

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

Picture quote by Immanuel Kant about treatment

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

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

Picture quote by Jonathan Swift about animals

Every dog must have his day. ⏤ Jonathan Swift

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

Picture quote by Ricky Gervais about animals

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

Picture quote by Mark Twain about people

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

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

Picture quote by Anthony D. Williams about respect

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

Picture quote by Anthony D. Williams about attitude

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

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

Picture quote about world

The earth is our house too.

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

Willie Nelson, musician

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

Immanuel Kant, philosopher

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

Joe E. Lewis, comedian

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

Josh Billings, comedian

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, politician

As long as there are slaughterhouses there will be battlefields.

Leo Tolstoy, novelist

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Mark Twain, author

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

Albert Schweitzer, theologian

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

Confucius, philosopher

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, activist

Happiness is a warm puppy.

Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist

Four legs good, two legs bad.

George Orwell, author

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, author

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

Samuel Butler, poet

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

Aristotle, philosopher

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

Ann Landers, journalist

You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.

Robert Louis Stevenson, writer

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

George Eliot, author

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

Lord Byron, poet

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

Mark Twain, author

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


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

Winston Churchill, politician

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

Henry James, writer

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

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

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.

Voltaire, writer

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

Benjamin Hoff, author

The fatter the flea the leaner the dog.


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,

The better I know men the more I admire dogs.


Meow” means “woof” in cat.

George Carlin, comedian

Eagles do not beget Doves.


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

Ogden Nash, poet

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

Thomas Love Peacock, author

The owl of ignorance lays the egg of pride.


Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.

D. H. Lawrence, novelist

The dog is the god of frolic.

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

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

Anatole France, novelist

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

Thornton Wilder, novelist

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

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

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, author

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


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

Elvis Presley, singer

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,

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, writer

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.


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, monk

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Groucho Marx, comedian

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

Charleton Jr. Ogburn,

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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,

Road to hell paved in unbought stuffed dogs. Not my fault.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

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, director

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet

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, editor

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

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor

I am opposed to the military use of animals. I am also opposed to the military use of men.

B. F. Skinner, psychologist

Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare.

C. S. Lewis, writer

We are in a far better position to observe instincts in animals or in primitives than in ourselves. This is due to the fact that we have grown accustomed to scrutinizing our own actions and to seeking rational explanations for them.

Carl Jung, psychiatrist

Living animals are too eccentric in their movements, and the law of gravitation usually draws me from my seat upon them to a lower level; therefore, I am not an inveterate lover of horseback.

Charles Spurgeon, preacher

The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals.

Clint Eastwood, actor

It must be the Brit in me, because I like animals.

Clint Eastwood, actor

There are some four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Four million different solutions to the problems of staying alive.

David Attenborough, journalist

Steve Irwin did wonderful conservation work but I was uncomfortable about some of his stunts. Even if animals aren't aware that you are not treating them with respect, the viewers are.

David Attenborough, journalist

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

Diogenes, philosopher

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

I like some animals more than some people, some people more than some animals.

Jane Goodall, scientist

I'm always pushing for human responsibility. Given that chimpanzees and many other animals are sentient and sapient, then we should treat them with respect.

Jane Goodall, scientist

We are domesticated animals, revolving in a cage which we have built for ourselves - with its contentions, wranglings, its impossible political leaders, its gurus who exploit our self-conceit and their own with great refinement or rather crudely.

Jiddu Krishnamurti, philosopher

I have found that, in the composition of the human body as compared with the bodies of animals, the organs of sense are duller and coarser. Thus, it is composed of less ingenious instruments, and of spaces less capacious for receiving the faculties of sense.

Leonardo da Vinci, artist

God looks after children, animals and idiots.

Lou Holtz, coach

The hand is, in the highest degree, a human characteristic. It is man's organ of grasp and of the sense of touch, while in animals these two functions are relegated to the mouth.

Maria Montessori, educator

It's part of our pop culture to give animals human personalities and talents.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist

Of course, animals have to be killed for food or to prevent their doing injury to others or to property. But such killing is too often carried out without regard to the pain inflicted.

Robert Baden-Powell, soldier

I have held healthy respects of bears along with assorted crocodiles, snakes and lots of other animals. You know, bears are dangerous, you have to be super careful.

Bear Grylls, adventurer

It wasn't a problem for me drawing humans although I had originally come to the studio with the idea that what I had to offer them was my knowledge in the drawing of animals.

Marc Davis, artist

There is something basic about protecting land by taking it off the market. People should be able to enjoy where they live while at the same time protect the plants and animals around them.

Tom Hanks, actor

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, novelist

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, author

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

George Orwell, author

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

Josh Billings, comedian

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, poet

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, artist

It was always understood that plants and animals, though completely contrasted in their higher representatives, approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms. But they were believed not to blend.

Asa Gray, scientist

The best opinion now is, that there are multitudinous forms which are not sufficiently differentiated to be distinctively either plant or animal, while, as respects ordinary plants and animals, the difficulty of laying down a definition has become far greater than ever before.

Asa Gray, scientist

Many years ago it was taught that plants and animals were composed of different materials: plants, of a chemical substance of three elements,- carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; animals of one of four elements, nitrogen being added to the other three.

Asa Gray, scientist

For origin and development of human faculty we must look to these processes of association in lower animals.

Edward Thorndike, psychologist

I don't think we're going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.

Jim Fowler, scientist

What an ugly beast the ape, and how like us.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.

Thomas De Quincey, author

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, naturalist

Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga -- stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts.

Edward Hoagland, author

Animals used to provide a lowlife way to kill and get away with it, as they do still, but, more intriguingly, for some people they are an aperture through which wounds drain. The scapegoat of olden times, driven off for the bystanders sins, has become a tender thing, a running injury. There, running away is me: hurt it and you are hurting me.

Edward Hoagland, author

Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish. The answer isn't in us. It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't.

Russell Hoban, novelist

From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.

Victor Hugo, author

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.

Milan Kundera, writer

Animals are considered as property only. To destroy or to abuse them, from malice to the proprietor, or with an intention injurious to his interest in them, is criminal. But the animals themselves are without protection. The law regards them not substantively. They have no RIGHTS!

Shirley Lord,

I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason -- as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

In a few generations more, there will probably be no room at all allowed for animals on the earth: no need of them, no toleration of them. An immense agony will have then ceased, but with it there will also have passed away the last smile of the world's youth.

Ouida, novelist

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

Edgar Allan Poe, writer

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