Animals Quotes

For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to a mate with, beat, run away from, and rocks.
Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites
Drinking without being thirsty and making love at any time, Madame, are the only things that distinguish us from other animals.
Beaumarchis

Froude - wild animals never kill for sport. man is the...
Aldous huxley - you never see animals going through the absurd...
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
Animals are always loyal and love you, whereas with children you never know where you are.
Christina Foyle, The Times (1993)

Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.
G. C. Lichtenberg
Maurice masterlinck - all our knowledge merely helps us to die a more...
Animals are such agreeable friends - They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
George Eliot
Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.
Loren
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
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
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
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
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
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
Men as well as animals do whatever makes them happy, differences lie in what makes them happy.
B. J. Gupta
We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it or worse, they might.
Mignon McLaughlin
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animals.
H. L. Mencken
The goal of revival is conformity to the image of Christ, not imitation of animals.
Richard F. Lovelace
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
My music is best understood by children and animals.
Igor Stravinsky, In Observer 8 Oct. 1961
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
Sir William Osler, In H. Cushing, Life of Sir William Osler (1925)
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
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
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
George Orwell
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
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
From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
Victor Hugo
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
Henrik Ibsen
Books have the same enemies as people fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
Man, unlike the animals, has never learned that the sole purpose of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butle
The meekest of animals will fight bravely when it is backed against a wall, for it has nothing left to lose. A poor man is more deadly than a rich man because he puts less value on his own life.
R. A. Salvatore, The Crystal Shard
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
Humankind differs from the animals only by a little, and most people throw that away.
Confucius, Roots of Wisdom 4th edition
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
Plato
Fainthearted animals move about in herds. The lion walks alone in the desert. Let the poet always walk thus.
Alfred Victor Vigny
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
We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.
Anna Sewell, Black Beauty, 1877
We have been God - Like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit - Like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves.
Arnold Toynbee