Animals and Animal Rights

Animal Sayings and Quotes

  • All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it. - Samuel Butler
  • God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. - Jacques Deval
  • Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. - Unknown
  • No one in the world needs a mink coat but the mink. - Murray Banks
  • You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets. - Nora Ephron
  • There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere men. - Edgar Allen Poe
  • Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. - Paul Rodriguez
  • It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog than to any human being. - Henry David Thoreau
  • Shall we never have done with that cliche, so stupid that it could only be human, about the sympathy of animals for man when he is unhappy? Animals love happiness almost as much as we do. A fit of crying disturbs them, they'll sometimes imitate sobbing, and for a moment they'll reflect our sadness. But they flee unhappiness as they flee fever, and I believe that in the long run they are capable of boycotting it. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  • 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. - James Anthony Froude
  • The character of a person is often carried in the mannerisms of his pet. - Greg Evans
  • To insult someone we call him "beastial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult. - Isaac Asimov
  • It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animaal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. -  Mark Twain
  • If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better offf than a lot of humans. - James Herriot
  • The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude. - Robert Brault
  • Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made man is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one...that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. - Mark Twain
  • Animals are considered as property only. To destroy or to abuse them, from malice to the proprietor, or with an intention injurious to his interest in them is criminal. But the animals themselves are without protection. The law regards them not substantively. They have no RIGHTS! - Shirley Lord
  • 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
  • If a rabbit defined intellegence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit. - Robert Brault
  • Men! The only animal in the world to fear. - D. H. Lawrence
  • I have been studying the traits and dispositions of then "lower animals (so called) and contrasting them with traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me. - Mark Twain
  • Terms like that, "Humane Society", are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on whatr happens to the innocent. - Barbara Kingsolver
  • An animals eyes have then power to speak a great language. - Martin Buber
  • Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all animals. - George Orwell
  • Most pets display so many humanlike traits and emotions it's easy to forget they're not gifted with the English Language and then get snubbed when we talk to them and they don't say anything back. - Stephenie Geist
  • The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarentee of morality. - Schopenhauer
  • Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way. - Unknown
  • Lots of people talk to animals...Not very many listen, though...That's the problem. - Benjamin Hoff
  • There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Ever think what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth. - Robert Brault
  • Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without. - Rue McClanahan
  • Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. - Anatole France
  • Man is rated the highest animal, at least among all animals who returned the questionnaire. - Robert Brault
  • Animals give me more pleasure through a the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight. And after I've finished "shooting" my unharmed victims are still around for others to enjoy. I have developed a deep respect for animals. I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans. - Jimmy Stewart
  • All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell
  • We judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. - Immanual Kent
  • I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treats us as equals. - Winston Churchill
  • The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. - Alice Walker
  • The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals.  - Unknown
  • Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.  - George Elliot
  • Mankinds true moral test, it's fundamental test ( which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude toward those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.  - Milan Kundera
  • Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away. - Confucius
  • It is an important and popular fact that things are'nt always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for the precisely the same reasons. - Douglas Adams
  • Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve. - Erich Fromm
  • I don't believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled by people who were cruel to animals. - Unknown
  • The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much. - Rudyard Kipling
  • Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. - Edwin Way Teale
  • We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace. - Albert Schweitzer

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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Some good sayings. Some I don't think are true. It appears some folks are not so much animal lovers as people haters.I would say many of these folks are ones who have never been out in the woods or a farm,


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

I have to agree about a few of these quotes, dahoglund. I may agree with everyone but I do tend to offer a variety of opinions. I think my favorite is "Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms". My feelings are that animals are to be protected and not abused. Eaten for food when we need them and not killed needlessly.


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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I pretty much agree with your opinion.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

We seem to be on the same wavelength about animal rights.


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justmesuzanne 6 years ago from Texas

Most excellent! Shared on FaceBook! :)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thank you so kindly suzanne. I just love quotes. I'm glad you enjoyed them.


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

Great quotes! If my daughter was to give one, she would tell you that her animal is a spoiled brat. (I have never owned a dog that has its own wardrobe.) Enjoyable reading!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

tipoague, my daughter's dog has it's own Halloween costumes, a new one each year. She is a strong advocate of animal rights and the right to spoil you dog silly.


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Wonderful quotes, I firmly believe that animals do leave foot prints on our hearts. That never go away! Voted up and bookmarked.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thank you Fluffy. I agree I believe that every living creature deserves a life without having to encounter cruelty.

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