The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being.— Konrad Lorenz
Risky Animating quotations
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Horses are very keen on body language, and what I refer to as “presence”, and expression. They know quite a bit about you before you ever get to ‘em. They can read things about you clear across an arena.
We are all like fireworks. We climb, shine and always go our separate ways and become further apart. But even if that time comes, let's not disappear like a firework, and continue to shine... forever.
Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.
God requires that we assist the animals, when they need our help.
Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection.
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
All things of creation are children of the Father and thus brothers of man.
... God wants us to help animals, if they need help. Every creature in distress has the same right to be protected.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Be kind to every kind, not just mankind.
If exposure of body is modernism, then animals are more modern than humans.
I prefer the company of animals more than the company of humans.
Certainly, a wild animal is cruel. But to be merciless is the privilege of civilized humans.
Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them whenever they require it.
If your dog doesn’t like someone you probably shouldn’t, either.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.
If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.
When it is too hard to look back, and you are afraid to look ahead... Look beside you. I'll always be there.
People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals.
People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
Psychology, as the behaviorist views it, is a purely objective, experimental branch of natural science which needs introspection as little as do the sciences of chemistry and physics.... The position is taken here that the behavior of man and the behavior of animals must be considered in the same plane.
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
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.
Who does not love his own tongue is far worse than a brute or stinking fish.
Without enough wilderness America will change.
Democracy, with its myriad personalities and increasing sophistication, must be fibred and vitalized by regular contact with outdoor growths - animals, trees, sun warmth and free skies - or it will dwindle and pale.
Animals do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
Dogs are animals that poop in public and you're supposed to pick it up.
After a week of doing this, you've got to ask yourself, "Who's the real master in this relationship?"
Women should be treated as human beings, not as domestic animals.
Son, if you really want something in life, you have to work for it.
Now quiet, they're about to announce the lottery numbers.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
A crowd of grade-three thinkers, all shouting the same thing, all warming their hands at the fire of their own prejudices, will not thank you for pointing out the contradictions in their beliefs. Man is a gregarious animal, and enjoys agreement as cows will graze all the same way on the side of a hill.
Therefore, the Negro nation are, as a rule, submissive to slavery, because [Negroes] have little [that is essentially] human and have attributes that are quite similar to those of dumb animals, as we have stated.
Who taught me that animals were put on this Earth for food? Who taught me to disrespect animals and view them as mere commodities? Who stole my compassion, my empathy and my conscience? Who lied to me? Who instilled this vicious mindset of human-to-animal exploitation as standard operating procedure?
Every animal on earth is a living being with feelings, emotions, and a family life. Just like you and me.
The horse is a great equalizer, he doesn't care how good looking you are, or how rich you are or how powerful you are-- he takes you for how you make him feel.
We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.
Most people have forgotten how to live with living creatures, with living systems and that, in turn, is the reason why man, whenever he comes into contact with nature, threatens to kill the natural system in which and from which he live.
Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man.
Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.
If a man has to make a woman the center of his love, why should he integrate animality into this sacred human emotion?...Is love incompelete without it?...Is love the name of physical excersize ?
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
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.