Quotations about Animals

Quotations about animals can be a source of inspiration. They can also be thought-provoking, touching and humorous. Here you will find a small collection of animal quotes. Some will make you smile while others will warm your heart. I hope you enjoy them all.

Enjoy these quotations about animals

Insight and inspiration from our furry friends...


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

To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult. ~ Isaac Asimov, Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations

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

I guess cows aren't into the four food groups, especially when they are two of them. ~ Anthony Clark

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

What if it was cats who invented technology... would they have TV shows starring rubber squeak toys? ~ Douglas Coupland

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts. ~ Coleman Cox

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. ~ George Bird Evans

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~ W.C. Fields

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

More quotations about animals

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams. ~ Henry David Thoreau

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. ~ Mark Twain

The dog is the god of frolic. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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 think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. ~ John Webster

Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect. ~ Steven Wright

Imagine if birds were tickled by feathers. You'd see a flock of birds come by, laughing hysterically! ~ Steven Wright

Penguins mate for life. That doesn't surprise me much because they all look alike. It's not like they're going to meet a really new, great looking penguin someday. ~ Author Unknown

Books of animal quotations

If you enjoy reading about animals, you may be interested in the following books. They also make great gift ideas for cat lovers and animal lovers.

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