Thoughts of Animals Quotes in English with Images and Sayings

Thought of the day Animals

Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.

- Henry James

The following general definition of an animal: a system of different organic molecules that have combined with one another, under the impression of a sensation similar to an obtuse and muffled sense of touch given to them by the creator of matter as a whole, until each one of them has found the most suitable position for its shape and comfort.

- Denis Diderot

The elephant, not only the largest but the most intelligent of animals, provides us with an excellent example. It is faithful and tenderly loving to the female of its choice, mating only every third year and then for no more than five days, and so secretly as never to be seen, until, on the sixth day, it appears and goes at once to wash its whole body in the river, unwilling to return to the herd until this purified. Such good and modest habits are an example to husband and wife.

- St. Francis De Sales

Because we have viewed other animals through the myopic lens of our self-importance, we have misperceived who and what they are. Because we have repeated our ignorance, one to the other, we have mistaken it for knowledge.

- Tom Regan

Animals used to provide a lowlife way to kill and get away with it, as they do still, but, more intriguingly, for some people they are an aperture through which wounds drain. The scapegoat of olden times, driven off for the bystanders sins, has become a tender thing, a running injury.  There, running away is me: hurt it and you are hurting me.

- Edward Hoagland

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

Animals are the bridge between us and the beauty of all that is natural. They show us what's missing in our lives, and how to love ourselves more completely and unconditionally. They connect us back to who we are, and to the purpose of why we're here.

- Trisha McCagh

Mankind' true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards 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 Thoughts

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 Quotes Lord American Writer

To see ten thousand animals untamed and not branded with the symbols of human commerce is like scaling an unconquered mountain for the first time, or like finding a forest without roads or footpaths, or the blemish of an axe. You know then what you had always been told — that the world once lived and grew without adding machines and newsprint and brick-walled streets and the tyranny of clocks.

- Beryl Markham

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

Animals Quotes List in English

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. 

- Anatole France

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

- Anatole France Quotation

The owl of ignorance lays the egg of pride.

- Proverb

The owl of ignorance lays the egg of pride.

- Proverb

Happiness to a dog is what lies on the other side of a door.

- Charleton Jr. Ogburn

Happiness to a dog is what lies on the other side of a door.

- A Quotation From Charleton Jr. Ogburn

Four legs good, tow legs bad.

- George Orwell

Four legs good, tow legs bad.

- George Orwell

We strive for a world where every earthling has the right to live and grow. That’s why we don’t eat animals. 

- Ruby Roth

We strive for a world where every earthling has the right to live and grow. That’s why we don’t eat animals.

- Ruby Roth

When you look into the eyes of an animal you’ve rescued, you can’t help but fall in love. 

- Paul Shaffer

When you look into the eyes of an animal you’ve rescued, you can’t help but fall in love.

- Paul Shaffer

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.

- Colette

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.

- Colette

The best thing about animals is they don't talk much.

- Thornton Wilder

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

-Source Unknown

A fence should be horse high, hog tight and bull strong.

- Source Unknown

If it wasn't for dongs, some people would never go for a walk.

- Source Unknown

The better I known men the more I admire dogs.

- Source Unknown

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.

- John Grogan

If you want to see God, simply look into the eyes of an animal.

- J. Bartell

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

- Anatole France

No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor, but honest.

- Bertrand Russell

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

- Albert Schweitzer

The cow is of the bovine ilk: One end is moo, the other, milk.

- Ogden Nash

Who loves me loves my dog.

- Latin Proverb Sayings of Latin Origin

Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do.

- Gregory Maguire

A house is not a home without a pet.

- Unknown

Be a good animal, rue to your animal instincts.

- D. H. Lawrence

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drunk.

- Joe E. Lewis Quotes American Writer

Eagles do not beget Doves.

- Motto

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

- Anatole France

It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.

- Mark Twain

You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal.

- Betty White

Don't accept your don's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

- Ann Landers

Animals are better off than a lot of humans if having soul means being able to feel gratitude, loyalty, and love.

- Shenita Etwaroo

Man is a thinking animal.

- Aristotle

I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contained, I stand and look at them long and long.

- Walt Whitman

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does.

- Christopher Morley

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from and justice he is the worst.

- Aristotle

Whether we change our lives or do nothing, we have responded. To do nothing is to do something.

- Jonathan Safran Foer

Drinking, when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.

- Pierre De Beaumarchais

He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to.

- Laura Adams Armer

I Shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em.

-Hilaire Belloc

A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork.  What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.

- John Berger

Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.

- Gary Kowalski

Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.

- John Berryman

Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind's capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don't; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us.

- Matthew Scully

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

- Samuel Butler

We have to speak up on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.

- Peter Singer

The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.

- Lord Byron

Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily.  Men's bodies wake before their faces do.  The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.

- Malcolm De Chazal

Having a dog will bless you with many of the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst.

- Unknown

Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do.

- Gregory Maguire

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

Be nice to the environment. Be nice to animals. Be nice to people. If you do that, you will leave a mark on the world.

- Enock Maregesi

Animals Thoughts in English

What an ugly beast the ape, and how like us.

- Marcus T. Cicero

The dog is the god of frolic.

- Henry Ward Beecher

Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face.

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

- Confucius

The other mammoths were as protective of the dying as they were of newborns, and they gathered around tying to make the fallen one get up. When all was over, they buried the dead ancestor under piles of dirt, grass, leaves, or snow. Mammoths were even known to bury other dead animals, including humans.

- Jean M. Auel

Who can guess how much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I never owned a dog I would be wandering the streets looking for love.

- Anthony T.Hincks

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.

- Dean Koontz

When it comes to conserving wildlife and the environment, It’s more important to be outspoken than unspoken

- Paul Oxton

Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of heir body.  But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.

- Georg Hegel

Animals often strike us as passionate machines.

- Eric Hoffer

Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops… If you always showing bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship?

- Dalai Lama

Like it or not, we humans are bound up with our fellows, and with the other plants and animals all over the world. Our lives are intertwined.

- Carl Sagan

I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.

- Abraham Lincoln

Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts.

- Edward Hoagland

Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish.  The answer isn't in us.  It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't.

- Russell Hoban

A cat’s purr and a puppy’s wet nose are just two of the things that make my day enjoyable.

- Anthony T.Hincks

Animals are inspirational. They don’t know how to lie. They are natural forces.

- Charles Bukowski

Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral.

- Charles Darwin

Whoever saves a life, saves the world entire.

- The Talmud

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.

- Victor Hugo

Wild animals are less wild and more human than many humans of this world

- Munia Khan

Through the metal bars of the jungle gym, she watches two gray squirrels chase each other around a tree. Around and around and around. So gratuitous.

- Thomas Pierce

Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.

- Henry James *

If I didn’t have a cat I would be lost.

- Cat Love Quotes by Anthony T. Hincks

Birds will always sing a song for those that they love.

- Animals Quote by Anthony T.Hincks

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.

- Martin Buber

Animals are such agreeable friends-they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

- George Eliot

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.

- A.A. Milne

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.

- Short Dog Quotes by Charles de Gaulle

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

All my Best Friends have 4 Legs.

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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

- Josh Billings *

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Elephants will never abandon their friends or family, but man does. I guess that’s what makes us civilized.

- Anthony T. Hincks

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.

- Milan Kundera

Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think a great deal more than we know.

- Irene M. Pepperberg

Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

- George Eliot

I am a huge animal lover. I prefer to rescue any of the pets that I have had.

- A J Mclean

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.

- Samuel Butler

The fatter the flea the leaner the dog.

- German Proverb Sayings of German Origin Quotes Download or Share

If ever you feel like an animal among men, be a lion.

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If it’s true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.

- Doris Day Download or Share

Animals don’t know as much about jealousy as people, but they’re not ignorant of it, either.

- Stephen King Download or Share

Animals Quotation List

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

- Mahatma Gandhi

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.

- James Herriot

You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

True compassion is showing Kindness towards animals, without expecting anything in return

- Paul Oxton

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Maybe it's animalness that will make the world right again: the wisdom of elephants, the enthusiasm of canines, the grace of snakes, the mildness of anteaters. Perhaps being human needs some diluting.

- Carol Emshwiller

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

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

What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.

- Henry David Thoreau

Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.

- Voltaire

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 anima, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

I feel more human when I compare the cuteness of a lizard to a newborn child’s sweetness. Both are God’s creations filled with precious innocence

- Munia Khan

I don't believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.

- Gary Larson

Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.

- Dean Koontz

They do not sweat and whine about their condition, they do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, they do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, not one kneels to another, nor to is kind that lived thousands of years ago.

- Walt Whitman

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

- Mark Twain

When animals behave like humans or when humans behave like animals, don’t be surprised because in every animal there is a human and in every human, there is an animal!

- Mehmet Murat ildan

In a few generations more, there will probably be no room at all allowed for animals on the earth: no need of them, no toleration of them.  An immense agony will have then ceased, but with it there will also have passed away the last smile of the world's youth.

- Ouida

Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.

- Thomas Love Peacock

Cats are there to be indulged. That’s their function: to receive the love we never fully gave our parents. Not like dogs. Dogs are there to give us the love and devotion our children will never fully give us.

- Alex Shakar

An eagle does not catch flies.

- Proverb

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

- Leo Tolstoy

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly t the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

- Edgar Allan Poe

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty, and your animal spirits.

- William Hazlitt

Animals will attack if provoked, to protect their family or just to put food on the table, yet man still hasn’t learned these simple basics of life. Somehow I don’t think we are the intelligent species after all.

- Anthony T. Hincks

We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.

- Henry Beston

The best friend a man can have is an animal - they are so agreeable, they don’t hate on you and they embrace you without passing any criticism.

- Shenita Etwaroo

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

I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self contained;

I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition;

They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins;

They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God;

Not one is dissatisfied-not one is demented with the mania of owning things;

Not one kneels to another, nor his kind that lived thousands of years ago;

Not one is responsible or industrious over the whole earth.

- Walt Whitman

We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.

- Farley Mowat

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

When God becomes glad about our good works, then He sends the cute animals, birds, butterflies etc. near us like a signal to express His happiness!

- Md. Ziaul Haque

If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.

- Roger Caras

As long as we study animals no in laboratories and museums only but in the forests and prairies in the steppes and the mountains – we at once perceive that though there is an immense amount of warfare and extermination going on amidst various classes of animals and specially amidst various species, there is at the same time as much or perhaps more of mutual support. Mutual aid and mutual defence amidst animals belonging to the same species or at least to the same society.

- Peter A. Kropotkin

How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.

- Animals Quote by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of the moose singing "Embraceable You" in spats.

- Woody Allen

Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons madam, that is ail there is to distinguish us from the other animals.

- Pierre Augustin de Beaumarchais

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 Americans

Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet

- Marc Bekoff

For centuries poets, some poets, have tried to give a voice to the animals, and readers, some readers, have felt empathy and sorrow. If animals did have voices, and they could speak with the tongues of angels—at the very least with the tongues of angels—they would be unable to save themselves from us. What good would language do? Their mysterious otherness has not saved them, nor have their beautiful songs and coats and skins and shells and eyes.

- Joy Williams

Shall we never have done with the cliché, 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 tha in the long run they are capable of boycotting it.

- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette Quotes

When I got started again, I drove slower and felt smaller. I think it does us all good to get looked at like that now and then by a wild animal.

- Bailey White

I call my horses ‘divine mirrors’—they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that.

- Allan Hamilton