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. Martin Luther
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. Chuck Palahniuk
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi
Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them. Elvis Presley
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened. Anatole France
May all that have life be delivered from suffering. Buddha
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell
Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends. George Bernard Shaw
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal. Charles Darwin
The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals. Clint Eastwood
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
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
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. Martin Buber
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. Willie Nelson
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. Paul McCartney
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's. Mark Twain
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. Woodrow Wilson
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx
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. Mahatma Gandhi
They're animals, all right. But why are you so goddam sure that makes us human beings? Stephen King
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. Alice Walker
Animals don't know as much about jealousy as people, but they're not ignorant of it, either. Stephen King
animals never worry about Heaven or Hell. neither do I. maybe that's why we get along. Charles Bukowski
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 best thing about animals is that they don't talk much. Thornton Wilder
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. Mark Twain
Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. Milan Kundera
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. Henrik Ibsen
Any man who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad. Leo Rosten
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. James Thurber
Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle. Aleister Crowley
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. Mark Twain
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
We all know interspecies romance is weird. Tim Burton
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. George Eliot
Animals don't lie. Animals don't criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do. Betty White
If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry. Dave Barry
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. David Sedaris
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. Ruskin Bond
We're in 'Jurassic Park' territory. If we go to the zoo in the future, we'll have zoos for extinct animals. Michio Kaku
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. Michael Pollan
Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
...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? Jessica Simpson