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Animals Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Animals

Please enjoy these Animals Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

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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

Animals, whom we have made our slaves,
we do not like to consider our equal.
- Charles Darwin

I Watch Wondrous Cloud Animals Parade My Story.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

It's humbling to think that all animals,
including human beings,
are parasites of the plant world.
- Isaac Asimov

For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision.
I'm doing the right thing by the animals.
- Alexandra Paul

Today is my day to practice whimsey,
skip on the beach, and play with the waves,
watch wondrous cloud animals parade my story,
find a magical white bunny down every rabbit hole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants,
walks in animals, and thinks in man.
- Arthur Young

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food;
therefore,
if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life
merely for the sake of his appetite.
- Leo Tolstoy

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing
for another is common to all men,
and to be found in no other race of animals.
- Adam Smith

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

I can find God in nature, in animals,
in birds and the environment.
- Pat Buckley

Man is the most intelligent of the animals -
and the most silly.
- Diogenes

When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches.
My dad loves being around all kinds of animals.
He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.
- Paris Hilton

I gave my beauty and my youth to men.
I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot

I don't think we're going to save anything if we go
around talking about saving plants and animals only;
we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
- Jim Fowler

Today is your day to practice whimsey,
skip on the beach, and play with the waves,
watch wondrous cloud animals parade your story,
find a magical white bunny down every rabbit hole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock

Animals are such agreeable friends -
they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful
death than animals that know nothing.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

It wasn't a problem for me drawing humans although
I had originally come to the studio with the idea that
what I had to offer them was my knowledge in the drawing of animals.
- Marc Davis

You're a good example of why some animals eat their young.
- Jim Samuels

Animals are in possession of themselves;
their soul is in possession of their body.
But they have no right to their life,
because they do not will it.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

People are not going to care about animal conservation
unless they think that animals are worthwhile.
- David Attenborough

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 A. Montapert

It isn't true that convicts live like animals:
animals have more room to move around.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

The behavior of men to the lower animals,
and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship.
- Herbert Spencer

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals;
I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
- A. Whitney Brown

In a few generations more, there will probably be no
room at all allowed for animals on the earth:
no need of them,
no toleration of them.
- Marie Louise

The Indians could not undertake any widespread cultivation
of the plains not only because they lacked iron tools
but also because they had no draft animals.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Predators make it much more difficult to find consensus.
It's a lot easier to agree about birds and plants than
about animals that endanger people and livestock.
- Gale Norton

The Animals were a very separate and dissonant group at the time.
We came from different backgrounds, different areas -
we didn't even come from the same town,
basically.
- Alan Price

I don't wear fur and I understand their cause.
I am the biggest animal lover in the world.
I have four dogs and two horses, and I have rescued animals all my life.
- Gisele Bundchen

The fate of animals is of greater importance to me
than the fear of appearing ridiculous;
it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.
- Emile Zola

Because I wanted to have a place that I could create
everything that I that I never had as a child.
So, you see rides.
You see animals.
There's a movie theater.
- Michael Jackson

All too often, academic departments defend their territory
with the passion of cornered animals,
though with far less justification.
- Bruce Jackson

But if you love animals for all the right reasons-
and that's just love and affection-
then you're going to go after animals who need you.
- Eric Roberts

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

The way animals were and are abused appalls me to this very day.
- Marie Windsor

We are not animals.
We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past.
We have the power of choice.
- Stephen Covey

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

I had rather be an oyster than a man,
the most stupid and senseless of animals.
- George Berkeley

Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around.
An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced.
- Terence McKenna

Having my animals or my children with me exorcises
that feeling of not being wanted.
- Eartha Kitt

It is written in the Jewish law book,
the Talmud, that only the Jew is human,
that Gentiles are only animals.
- Julius Streicher

The only animals I'm not comfortable with are parrots,
but I'm learning as I go.
I'm getting better and better at 'em.
I really am.
- Steve Irwin

As long as man eats animals how can cruelty to animals be removed.
- Morarji Desai

Part of my plan was not only to introduce all useful
animals that I possibly could into this part of Australia,
but also the most valuable plants of every description.
- George Grey

If you call a cat, he may not come.
Which doesn't happen with dogs.
They're different types of animals.
Cats are very sexy I think too in the way they move.
- Antonio Banderas

The greatness of a nation can be judged
by the way its animals are treated.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals;
separated from law and justice he is the worst.
- Aristotle

They are the most fascinating, intelligent,
resourceful, adaptable animals I have ever seen.
Grizzlies are a real symbol of true wildness.
- Jim Cole

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals,
how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?
- Isadora Duncan

I came to join the Experience by going for an audition
for Eric Burdon who was just forming the New Animals at that point,
after the original Animals had broken up.
- Noel Redding

Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga -
stylized because even the most acute of them have little
leeway as they play out their parts.
- Edward Hoagland

I like animals because they are not consciously cruel
and don't betray each other.
- Taylor Caldwell

The thing that differentiates man from animals is money.
- Gertrude Stein

I love animals, always have, and it seemed natural to help the ASPCA.
Animals have no voice of their own, so we have to be that voice.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

We were in all four men with eight animals;
for besides the spare horses led by Shaw and myself,
an additional mule was driven along with us as a reserve in case of accident.
- Francis Parkman

I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors
most of the day and fool around at night.
That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either.
- Don Van Vliet

Wild animals are just as confused as people are now.
You've got toxins in the water, oil,
sewage,
all sorts of things.
- Jack Hannah

I love sports.
I love animals.
I love kids.
I want to save the world.
So how do I combine all those things? I don't know.
- Joan Jett

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.
- Pythagoras

I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are,
how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that
we will be kind and take care of their needs.
- James Herriot

If you can kill animals, the same attitude can kill human beings.
The mentality is the same which exploits nature and which creates wars.
- Satish Kumar

Lots of people talk to animals...
Not very many listen, though...
That's the problem.
- Benjamin Hoff

Animals often strike us as passionate machines.
- Eric Hoffer

Man's unique reward, however, is that while animals
survive by adjusting themselves to their background,
man survives by adjusting his background to himself.
- Ayn Rand

I have yet to see one completely unspoiled star,
except for the animals - like Lassie.
- Edith Head

I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is
to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.
- Richard Pryor


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