Quotes about Animals

Are you looking for quotes about animals? Animals can be a wonderful source of inspiration and admiration. It is no wonder that so many people from all walks of life have expressed their love of animals in so many different ways.

Animals have also inspired books and movies, cartoons and songs, and have been a favorite subject of the fine arts. Animals have also inspired great thinkers and philosophers.

Below you will find a selection of though-provoking, insightful and touching animal quotes.

Animal Quotes

Animals in general and pets in particular teach us many lessons about life and death, love and forgiveness, and much more.


LionessOld men miss many dogs. ~ Steve Allen

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ~ St. Francis of Assisi

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain. ~ Saint Augustine

But ask the beasts, and they will teach you. ~ The Bible, Job 12:7

There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat. ~ Wesley Bates

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

The dog represents all that is best in man. ~ Etienne Charlet

I feel most deeply that this whole question of creation is too profound for human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of (Isaac) Newton! Let each man hope and believe what he can. ~ Charles Darwin

If a ferret bites you it is nearly always your own fault. ~ Phil Drabble

A kindly gesture bestowed by us on an animal arouses prodigies of understanding and gratitude. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle

More quotes about animals

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

Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to. ~ Joe Gores

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. ~ Immanual Kant

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. ~ Ann Landers

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account? ~ Jean Paul Richter

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. ~ Andrew A. Rooney

A Horse! A Horse! My kingdom for a horse! ~ William Shakespeare

A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart and wins with his character. ~ Tesio

God sleeps in a stone, dreams in a flower, moves in an animal, and wakes in man. ~ Author Unknown

The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals. ~ Author Unknown


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