General Pet and Animal Quotes Page 3
- It was Sunday morning (one a.m.), a not unusual time for some farmers, after a late Saturday night, to have a look round their stock and decide to send for the vet.
- James Herriot
- "Anyone who works with animals in whatever capacity must be at least a bit dotty," says a zoo director friend.
- David Taylor (Zoo vet)
- Man is only animal that blushes-or needs to.
- Mark Twain
- If, strolling forth, a beast you view
Whose hide with spots is peppered,
As soon as it has leapt on you
You'll know it is a leopard.
- Carolyn Wells
- "Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself."
- "We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words."
- Anna Sewell, Black Beauty, 1877
- An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
- Martin Buber
- It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.
- Haile Selassie
- I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
- "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
- Anatole France
- "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
- "The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much."
- Thornton Wilder
- "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."
- Martin Buber
- Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
- Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist
- Lots of people talk to animals.... Not very many listen, though.... That's the problem.
- Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
- I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me.
- Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth, 1907
- What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts happens to man. All things are connected.
- Chief Seattle
- 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, 1988
- The Animals of the planet are in desparate peril...Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.
- Alice Walker
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