152 Human Animal Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of human animal quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about difference between human and animal.

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Top 10 Human Animal Quotes (BEST)

  1. The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being. — Konrad Lorenz
  2. If exposure of body is modernism, then animals are more modern than humans. — Zakir Naik
  3. 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. — Sigmund Freud
  4. God requires that we assist the animals, when they need our help. Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection. — Francis of Assisi
  5. The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. — Charles Darwin
  6. 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 ? — Saadat Hasan Manto
  7. If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. — James Herriot
  8. Women should be treated as human beings, not as domestic animals. — Averroes
  9. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. — Thomas Jefferson
  10. Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul. — Pythagoras

Short Human Animal Quotes

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  • What greater gift than the love of a cat. — Charles Dickens
  • Human emotions are a gift from our animal ancestors. Cruelty is a gift humanity has given itself. — Thomas Harris
  • A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage. — William Blake
  • Cruelty to animals can become violence to humans. — Ali MacGraw
  • I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being. — Abraham Lincoln
  • What would the machines' view of the human race be if it witnesses the way we treat other species? — Mo Gawdat
  • In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined. — Thomas Szasz
  • The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it. — Axel Munthe
  • Behind every beautiful fur, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story. — Mary Tyler Moore
  • We don't let animals suffer, so why humans? — Stephen Hawking

Human Animal Image Quotes

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Human animal quote by Pythagoras

Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul. — Pythagoras

Human animal quote by William Blake

A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage. — William Blake

Human animal quote by Ali MacGraw

Cruelty to animals can become violence to humans. — Ali MacGraw

Human animal quote by Saint Basil

The human being is an animal who has received the vocation to become God. — Saint Basil

Human animal quote by Haile Selassie

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

Human animal quote by Joseph Merrick

I am not an animal! I am a human being! I…am…a man! — Joseph Merrick

Human animal quote I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world wil
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.

Difference Between Human And Animal Quotes

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I see shining fish struggling within tight nets, while I hear orioles singing carefree tunes. Even trivial creatures know the difference between freedom and bondage. Sympathy and compassion should be but natural to the human heart. — Du Fu

The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves. — Ayn Rand

Animals are as deserving of a place on this planet as we are, and the difference between us is that humans have a voice they can use to help the animal cause, and it is up to all of us to use it to make a positive difference! — Jane Goodall

Human animal quote Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no critici
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

For the real difference between humans and other animals is that humans alone have perception of good and evil, just and unjust, etc. It is the sharing of a common view in these matters that makes a household and a state. — Aristotle

One thing that attracts me in Daoism and Heidegger is a delicate combination of recognizing deep differences between human being and any other kind of being, and a desire, nevertheless, to cultivate an intimacy with animals, trees, mountains and so on. — David E. Cooper

I cannot find any great difference, on the basis of natural reason and equity only, between feeding on human flesh and feeding on animal flesh, except custom and practice. — George Cheyne

Human animal quote All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.

There is no difference between the worry of a human mother and an animal mother for their offspring. A mother's love does not derive from the intellect but from the emotions, in animals just as in humans. — Maimonides

There is no difference between the pain of humans and the pain of other living beings, since the love and tenderness of the mother for the young are not produced by reasoning, but by feeling, and this faculty exists not only in humans but in most living beings. — Maimonides

Animal Love Human Quotes

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It's not about loving animals. It's about fighting injustice. My whole goal is for humans to have as little contact as possible with animals. — Gary Yourofsky

Humans can't live in the present, like animals do. Humans are always thinking about the future or the past. So it's a veil of tears, man. I don't know anything that's going to benefit me now, except love. I just need an overwhelming amount of love. And a nap. Mostly a nap. — Townes Van Zandt

As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness. — Richard Gere

Human animal quote Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog. — Charles M. Schulz

Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other. — Louis J. Camuti

After scolding one's cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference. — Charlotte Gray

Human animal quote Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.
Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.

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 Armand Montapert

The selfless love that we give to others, to the point of being willing to sacrifice our lives for them, is all the proof I need that human beings are not mere animals of self-interest. We carry within us a divine spark, and if we chose to recognize it, our lives have dignity, meaning, hope. — Dean Koontz

Honestly, we'd probably be great parents. But it's a human being, and unless you think you have excellent skills and have a drive or yearning in you to do that, the amount of work that that is and responsibility - I wouldn't want to screw them up! We love our animals. — Ellen DeGeneres

If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution - and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity. — Jane Goodall

Human Is A Social Animal Quotes

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Political rule is so natural and necessary to the human race that it cannot be withdrawn without destroying nature itself; for the nature of man is such that he is a social animal. — Robert Bellarmine

Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character. — George Bernard Shaw

Man owes his strength in the struggle for existence to the fact that he is a social animal. — Albert Einstein

Human animal quote It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.

Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections? — Elizabeth Janeway

Working together always works together better... it also appeals to a primal, animal thing, which is that humans are social creatures. — Chris Pine

Britain makes it absolutely, blindingly clear that it is liberal social welfare policies. And they have turned a good chunk of their native population into animals. They are absolute animals. They are not humans with free will. They eat, they screw, they drink. — Ann Coulter

Human animal quote Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agen
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.

But man is above all a social and political animal; his relations with his fellow human beings form his most absorbing and important interest. — Logan Pearsall Smith

Basically, a human being is a social animal. So, if you create some short moment of happiness for people, you get deep satisfaction. — Dalai Lama

Man is a social animal. — Seneca

Animal Farm Human Quotes

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Factory farming is terrible for the environment—not to mention that it's gross. The best thing you can do, if you think about it, is to become a vegetarian and just spread the word. The world would change for the better for animals, humans, and the planet if everyone took that step. — Christofer Drew

No animal needs to die in order for me to live. And that makes me feel good. — Howard Lyman

But the changes triggered by the rapid industrialization of farmed foods were severely damaging. Within just a few generations of eating this stuff, modern humans became the worst breathers in Homo history, the worst breathers in the animal kingdom. — James Nestor

Human animal quote Be kind to every kind, not just mankind.
Be kind to every kind, not just mankind.

Starvation does not occur because of a world food shortage. If everyone ate a vegetarian, or better still, a vegan diet there would be enough food for everyone. The only sane way forward is to grow food for humans rather than to feed it to farmed animals. — Jeremy Rifkin

I was so moved by the intelligence,sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian. — James Cromwell

The newspapers do little better. Their coverage of nonhuman animals is dominated by "human interest" events like the birth of a baby gorilla at the zoo, or by threats to endangered species; but developments in farming techniques that deprive millions of animals of freedom of movement go unreported. — Peter Singer

Human animal quote The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.

Regarding factory-farmed animals We owe them a merciful death, and we owe them a merciful life. And when human beings cannot do something humanely, without degrading both the creatures and ourselves, then we should not do it at all. — Matthew Scully

We humans are still a very primitive culture, and it's one of the traps we've fallen into over the course of our lives - to forget our history. That's why George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' is so profound. It chronicles our short memory. — RuPaul

It is true that every being is enjoying life or suffering as a direct result of his or her own past actions. The animals in the factory farms may have been meat-eating human beings in a previous birth; we don't know, and it is not our place to judge. — Sharon Gannon

If you read Animal Farm, you know that humans traditionally forget the reason we have revolutions in the first place. — RuPaul

Human Beings And Animals Quotes

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I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings. — Cesar Chavez

Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one... that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. — Mark Twain

It should not be believed that all beings exist for the sake of the existence of man. On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own sakes and not for the sake of anything else. — Maimonides

Human animal quote The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things:
The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things: either love, or a call for love.

Because I'm a civil rights activist, I am also an animal rights activist. Animals and humans suffer and die alike. Violence causes the same pain, the same spilling of blood, the same stench of death, the same arrogant, cruel and vicious taking of life. We shouldn't be a part of it. — Dick Gregory

Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results. — Niccolo Machiavelli

To me, cruelty is the worst of human sins. Once we accept that a living creature has feelings and suffers pain, then by knowingly and deliberately inflicting suffering on that creature, we are guilty, whether it be human or animal. — Jane Goodall

Human animal quote When it is too hard to look back, and you are afraid to look ahead... Look besid
When it is too hard to look back, and you are afraid to look ahead... Look beside you. I'll always be there.

I don't have any understanding of a human being who doesn't respect the beauty of life and that goes for all creatures that have thoughts, feelings and needs. — Alicia Silverstone

The sexual deviance - I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss that; but we do have hints of it but in a more psychological way and therefore more human way, arguably. Or certainly to the extent that the animated series takes that sexuality. — Marton Csokas

One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have no race prejudices, and I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being-that is enough for me; he can't be any worse. — Mark Twain

Animal Love Quotes

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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. — Francis of Assisi

Who does not love his own tongue is far worse than a brute or stinking fish. — Jose Rizal

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. — Mary Oliver

Love the earth and sun and animals, Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, Stand up for the stupid and crazy, Devote your income and labor to others... And your very flesh shall be a great poem. — Walt Whitman

Our thoughts ought by instinct to fly upwards from animals, men and natural objects to their creator. If created things are so utterly lovely, how gloriously beautiful must he be who made them! The wisdom of the worker is revealed in his handiwork. — Anthony of Padua

Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

Human animal quote

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

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's. — Mark Twain

Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind. — Albert Einstein

All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering, the animals are our equals. — Peter Singer

Animalistic Quotes

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Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door? — Tyra Banks

Feeling animalistic. Feeling Hyena. Feeling Wolf. Feeling Dog. I am tongue and heart. — David Wojnarowicz

War is a foolish, childish, animalistic, unthinking, unintelligent way of trying to accomplish a purpose. — Jayne Mansfield

I really get inspired by songs. Like, if I hear a thug "Want to kill ya" song, I'm ready to go out and get crazy. Or if you hear this really sexual, sensual slow song, I want to go have sex. I'm very animalistic when it comes to stuff like that. Very basic emotions. — Channing Tatum

I'm more like an animalistic rock chick. — Taryn Manning

People do what they think works for them, but the sport is about instinct, movement, balance, power... it's too animalistic to get rigid about your training. — Conor McGregor

I don't know if it's animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around. — Bradley Cooper

Creativity to me is the life force that is in us. It’s an animalistic instinct for survival. — Elie Tahari

I love sexy, intelligent women. Sexiness is hard to define. Of course a woman can be beautiful, but I think it's something in the eyes. It's a woman saying something secretive, something in her eyes that's almost animalistic. — Ellen von Unwerth

I love sex.... It should be animalistic, it should be sadistic, it should at times be masochistic.... There are few rules and moral conventions. — Jayne Mansfield

Animal Ethics Quotes

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You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Compassion for animals is intimately associated 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 day may come when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny. — Jeremy Bentham

The meaning of life is pretty clear: Living things strive to pass their genes into the future. The claim that we would not have morals or ethics without religion is extraordinary. Animals in nature seem to behave in moral ways without organized religion. — Bill Nye

I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we've got to do it right. We've got to give those animals a decent life, and we've got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect. — Temple Grandin

The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality. — Arthur Schopenhauer

Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind. — Henry Bergh

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

Animals shouldn't be mistreated. — Tucker Carlson

What is it that should trace the insuperable line? ...The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? — Jeremy Bentham

Dog And Human Quotes

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In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats. — Joseph Wood Krutch

The novice-friendly software is more like a misbehaving dog: it shits on the floor, it destroys things, and stinks - the novice-friendly software embodies the opposite of what computer people have dreamed of for decades: artificial stupidity. It's more human. — Erik Naggum

I don't believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals. — Gary Larson

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts. — John Steinbeck

Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky — John Grogan

Humans will always tell you the story. Dogs can only tell you the truth. Trust your instincts and listen your dog. — Cesar Millan

His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever-in case I need him. And I expect I will-as I always have. He is just my dog. — Gene Hill

You may have read that humans are the best endurance athletes. It's not true. We're only good in the heat, thanks to how we cool ourselves. Sled dogs are—by far—the greatest endurance athletes in the mammal kingdom. And their stats are insane. — Michael Easter

A dog is not almost-human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such. — John Holmes

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings. — Oliver Herford

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More Human Animal Quotes

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We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace. — Albert Schweitzer

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? — Gary Yourofsky

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. — Ibn Khaldun

Beyond [known peoples of black West Africa] to the south there is no civilization in the proper sense. There are only humans who are closer to dumb animals than to rational beings. They live in thickets and caves, and eat herbs and unprepared grain. They frequently eat each other. They cannot be considered human beings. — Ibn Khaldun

Human cruelty knows no limits and that one needs immense courage and a will of iron to help others understand that animals are made of flesh and blood like us, that they suffer the same pains as us, that they deserve the same respect as us and that their continuous slaughter should not be part of human entertainment. — Brigitte Bardot

The human soul doesn't want to be fixed, it simply wants to be seen and heard. The soul is like a wild animal - tough, resilient and shy. When we go crashing through the woods shouting for it to come out so we can help it, the soul will stay in hiding. But if we are willing to sit quietly and wait for a while, the soul may show itself. — Parker J. Palmer

The other animals humans eat, use in science, hunt, trap, and exploit in a variety of ways, have a life of their own that is of importance to them apart from their utility to us. They are not only in the world, they are aware of it. What happens to them matters to them. Each has a life that fares better or worse for the one whose life it is. — Tom Regan

A wonderful bird is a pelican, His bill will hold more than his belican. He can take in his beak Food enough for a week; But I'm damned if I see how the helican. — Dixon Lanier Merritt

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

The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society. — Karl Marx

Measles and TB evolved from diseases of our cattle, influenza from a disease of pigs, and smallpox possibly from a disease of camels. The Americas had very few native domesticated animal species from which humans could acquire such diseases. — Jared Diamond

In other words, are humans fundamentally social animals who strive hard to carve out room for their individuality, or are they individuals who form social contracts? — John Mearsheimer

The message is that all things are connected. We have animal aspects, anthropological aspects, plant-animal aspects. — John Dee

Human beings are pattern-seeking animals who will prefer even a bad theory or a conspiracy theory to no theory at all. — Christopher Hitchens

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