Animals Quotes

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

Mohandas Gandhi

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

George Eliot

The thing that differentiates man from animals is money.

Gertrude Stein

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.

Honore de Balzac

History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.

Malcom X

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

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.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The man who kills the animals today is the man who kills the people who get in his way tomorrow.

Dian Fossey

Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to regard himself as a great delicacy.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

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

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

Thornton Wilder

People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.

David Attenborough

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.

C. S. Lewis

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

Aristotle

Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.

Charles Darwin

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell

George Orwell

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.

Immanuel Kant

Animals often strike us as passionate machines.

Eric Hoffer

The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.

Emile Zola

We must not forget that mankind depends largely on animals, therefore we have a responsibilty for their welfare. If we destroy them - we destroy ourselves.

Begum Aga Khan

I don't like to see animals in pain. That was very uncomfortable to me. I don't like factory farming. I'm not an advocate for the meat industry.

Anthony Michael

Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.

Diogenes

Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, has caused this Dhamma edict to be written. Here (in my domain) no living beings are to be slaughtered or offered in sacrifice. Formerly, in the kitchen of Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, hundreds of thousands of animals were killed every day to make curry. But now with the writing of this Dhamma edict only three creatures, two peacocks and a deer are killed, and the deer not always. And in time, not even these three creatures will be killed.

Ashoka the Great

I dont like animals. Its a strange thing, I dont like men and I dont like animals. As for God, he is beginning to disgust me.

Samuel Beckett

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Updated On : May 13, 2013
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