The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves.
We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, and winding streams with tangled growth, as "wild." Only to the white man was nature a "wilderness" and only to him was the land "infested" with "wild" animals and "savage" people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery. Not until the hairy man from the east came and with brutal frenzy heaped injustices upon us and the families we loved was it "wild" for us. When the very animals of the forest began fleeing from his approach, then it was that for us the "Wild West" began.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated
There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to other animals as well as humans, it is all a sham.
Animals are my friends... and I do not eat my friends.
As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
The thing that differentiates man from animals is money.
Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks and the birds and animals that shared, alike with us ,the storms and blessings of the earth. We learn to do what only the student of nature ever learns, and that is to feel beauty. We never rail at the storms, the furious winds ,the biting frosts and snows. To do so intensifies human futility, so whatever comes we should adjust ourselves by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint. Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close the the Great Holiness.
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.
The time will come when public opinion will no longer tolerate amusements based on the mistreatment and killing of animals. The time will come, but when? When will we reach the point that hunting, the pleasure in killing animals for sport, will be regarded as a mental aberration?
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
A country is known by the way it treats its animals.
We all love animals. Why do we call some pets and others dinner?
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.
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.
Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.
The man who kills the animals today is the man who kills the people who get in his way tomorrow.
Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to regard himself as a great delicacy.
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.
The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much.