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.— Chief Dan George
Successful Inspirational Animal quotations
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.
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.
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.
One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.
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.
The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.
Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals.
Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others are plain, honest and upright, like the broad faced sunflower and the hollyhock.
Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive.
Man is a tragic animal. Not because of his smallness, but because he is too well endowed. Man has longings and spiritual demands that reality cannot fulfill. We have expectations of a just and moral world. Man requires meaning in a meaningless world.
The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.
Behind every beautiful fur, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story.
We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
We all love animals. Why do we call some 'pets' and others 'dinner?'
Even when our eyes are closed, there's a whole world that exists outside ourselves and our dreams.
The animal should not be measured by man.
In a world older than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the sense we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.
If a cat does something, we call it instinct;
if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.
Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man.
A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.
The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest.
When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.
Nothing in the world can be compared to the human face.
It is a land one can never tire of exploring. There is no greater experience in a studio than to witness the expression of a sensitive face under the mysterious power of inspiration. To see it animated from inside, and turning into poetry.
Those who are animated by hope can perform what would seem impossibilities to those who are under the depressing influence of fear.
Animals feed themselves; men eat; but only wise men know the art of eating
My father... never required me to study anything, but he knew how to inspire in me a great desire for knowledge. Before learning to read, my greatest pleasure was to listen to passages from Buffon's natural history. I constantly requested him to read me the history of animals and birds.
Deerstalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns.
We humans fear the beast within the wolf because we do not understand the beast within ourselves.
Architecture arises out of our need to shelter the human animal in a spatial environment and to enclose the social animal in a group space. In this sense architecture serves our institutions and expresses the values of our culture.
A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character.
Throughout your career people will try to distract you.
Some will scream at you, others will say things behind your back, and a few feral animals will literally try to throw their stiletto heel in in your lane and trip you. Keep your eyes straight ahead and just run your race.
You're the most beautiful woman I've ever seen, and that's not saying much for you