Famous Quotes About Animals And Pets, Part One

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”  ~Martin Buber

“My little dog — a heartbeat at my feet.”  ~ Edith Wharton

“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.”  ~St. Francis of Assisi

“Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.”  ~William Shakespeare

“Life is life–whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat and a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.”  ~Sri Aurobindo

The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but rather, “Can they suffer?” ~Jeremy Bentham

“Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.”  ~Lloyd Biggle Jr.

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die want to go where they went.” ~Will Rogers

“The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.” ~Unknown

“If your dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise.” ~Unknown

“No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.” ~Fran Lebowitz

“He cannot be a gentleman that loveth not a dog.” ~Old English Proverb

“Be wise as serpents; gentle as doves.” ~Hebrew Proverb

“Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.” ~Winston Churchill

“Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.” ~Confucius

“And the turtles, of course… All the turtles are free- As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.” ~Thomas De Quincey

“I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason — as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.”
~ Chief Seattle

“If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.” -~Chief Dan George

“The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.” ~ The Dalai Lama

“Every man has the basis of good. Not only human beings, you can find it among animals and insects, for instance, when we treat a dog or horse lovingly.” ~The Dalai Lama

“Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”
~Charles R. Magel

“I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”
~Abraham Lincoln

“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.”
~Mary Bly

“Support your right to arm bears.” ~Cleveland Amory

“I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.”  ~Ellen DeGeneres

I am the voice of the voiceless;
Through me the dumb shall speak,
Till the deaf world’s ears be made to hear
The wrongs of the wordless weak.
And I am my brother’s keeper,
And I will fight his fight;
And speak the word for beast and bird
Till the world shall set things right.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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