Animals Quotes

Our land is more valuable than your money. As long as the sun shines and the waters flow, this land will be here to give life to men and animals; therefore, we cannot sell this land. It was put here for us by the Great Spirit and we cannot sell it because it does not belong to us.
Blackfoot chief, (c. 1880)
Man perfected by society is the best of all animals he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.
Aristotle

Anna sewell, black beauty, 1877 - we call them dumb animals, and so they are, for...
B. j. gupta - men as well as animals do whatever makes them...
Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists.
H. L. Mencken
When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.
Chief Seattle

It is sad that while science moves ahead in exciting new areas of research, fine - Tuning our knowledge of how life originated and evolved, creationists remain mired in medieval debates about angels on the head of a pin and animals in the belly of an Ark.
Michael Sherme
R. a. salvatore, the crystal shard - the meekest of animals will fight bravely when it...
Man is not like other animals in the ways that are really significant: Animals have instincts, we have taxes.
Erving Goffman
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
Rudyard Kipling
Man... is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill - Educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.
Plato
Every women needs at least 4 animals. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass that pays for everything.
Paris Hilton
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.
G. C. Lichtenberg
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
Joseph Addison
Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals nay it is treachery to comrades.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Humankind differs from the animals only by a little, and most people throw that away.
Confucius, Roots of Wisdom 4th edition
Animals are such agreeable friends - They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
George Eliot
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
Plato
You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but now, as yet, intelligent enough.
Aldous Huxley
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
Henrik Ibsen
The animals of the planet are in desperate peril... Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.
Alice Walker, Living by the Word, 1988
People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.
Isaac Bashevis Singe
We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.
Native American
Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.
Aristotle
For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imaginations, we learned to talk.
Stephen Hawking
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
Froude
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
George Orwell
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869 - 1948
Man... is a tame or civilized animal never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized but if he be insufficiently or ill - Educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.
Plato
The goal of revival is conformity to the image of Christ, not imitation of animals.
Richard F. Lovelace
Man, unlike the animals, has never learned that the sole purpose of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butle
Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
Voltaire
Fainthearted animals move about in herds. The lion walks alone in the desert. Let the poet always walk thus.
Alfred Victor Vigny
Animals are always loyal and love you, whereas with children you never know where you are.
Christina Foyle, The Times (1993)
We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it or worse, they might.
Mignon McLaughlin
Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.
Loren
Drinking without being thirsty and making love at any time, Madame, are the only things that distinguish us from other animals.
Beaumarchis
Books have the same enemies as people fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
Noah must have taken into the Ark two taxes, one male and one female. And did they multiply bountifully! Next to guinea pigs, taxes must have been the most prolific animals.
Will Rogers