Animals Quotes

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
Books have the same enemies as people fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery

Plato - man... is a tame or civilized animal never the...
Victor hugo - from the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to...
Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.
Alexander Graham Bell
Fainthearted animals move about in herds. The lion walks alone in the desert. Let the poet always walk thus.
Alfred Victor Vigny

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
Froude - wild animals never kill for sport. man is the...
Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.
G. C. Lichtenberg
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
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
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
Henrik Ibsen
Drinking without being thirsty and making love at any time, Madame, are the only things that distinguish us from other animals.
Beaumarchis
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869 - 1948
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
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 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
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
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
Humankind differs from the animals only by a little, and most people throw that away.
Confucius, Roots of Wisdom 4th edition
Men as well as animals do whatever makes them happy, differences lie in what makes them happy.
B. J. Gupta
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
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
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
Animals are such agreeable friends - They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
George Eliot
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)
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
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Maurice Masterlinck
We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it or worse, they might.
Mignon McLaughlin
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
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
Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.
Loren
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
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
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
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
All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butle