58 Greatest Quotes About Animals
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.
Do you know why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan? It's because they know what it's like to be treated like an animal.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
May all that have life be delivered from suffering.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals.
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.
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.
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
Robert Louis Stevenson
You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
Francis of Assisi
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.
They're animals, all right. But why are you so goddam sure that makes us human beings?
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
Animals don't know as much about jealousy as people, but they're not ignorant of it, either.
animals never worry about Heaven or Hell. neither do I. maybe that's why we get along.
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.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
Any man who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad.
The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.
Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle.
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 man.
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.
The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.
We all know interspecies romance is weird.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
Animals don't lie. Animals don't criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.
If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry.
I love things made out of animals. It's just so funny to think of someone saying, 'I need a letter opener. I guess I'll have to kill a deer.
Whether we change our lives or do nothing, we have responded. To do nothing is to do something.
Jonathan Safran Foer
To be able to laugh and to be merciful are the only things that make man better than the beast.
We're in 'Jurassic Park' territory. If we go to the zoo in the future, we'll have zoos for extinct animals.
Were the walls of our meat industry to become transparent, literally or even figuratively, we would not long continue to raise, kill, and eat animals the way we do.
...only someone who'd never been an animal would put up a sign saying not to feed them....
Jonathan Safran Foer
Platypus? I thought it was pronounced platymapus. Has it always been pronounced platypus?