100 Animal Quotes And Sayings

Humans interact with animals in numerous ways and on numerous levels. We are indeed living in an “animal”s world,’ in the sense that our lives are very much intertwined with the lives of animals.

For those living in the United States, there is a good chance that waking up each morning includes small paws walking across the bed or a cold, wet nose to the hand.


Famous Animal Quotes


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There are many reasons why animals play a big role in our lives nowadays. Not only are they a source of food which is extremely important for us, but depending on the species, they may have many other roles in our lives. One thing is certain, however: we must respect all animals, and we should definitely stop animal cruelty. We’ve all probably seen people hitting pets, such as dogs or cats before, or capturing wild animals in order for them to be trained for the circus.These are just some of the many examples when people mistreat the animals. We should all try to raise awareness, so this can stop as soon as possible.

Here, in this article, we’ll try to do exactly that, by looking into touching Animal Quotes


Famous Animal Quotes


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“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”George Eliot


“Animals are my friends … and I don’t eat my friends.” –George Bernard Shaw


“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France


“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” Immanuel Kant


“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” –Anatole France


If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”―James Herriot


“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson


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


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


“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” ― Martin Buber


“Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” ― George Eliot


“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.” ― Alfred A. Montapert


“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” ― A.A. Milne


“How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett


“We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.” ― Henry Beston


Quotes  about Cats


“I used to love dogs until I discovered cats”._Nafisa Joseph

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“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” — Professor Mary Bly

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“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” — Science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein


“Books. Cats. Life is Good.” — Writer and artist Edward Gorey


“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” — Novelist Terry Pratchett


“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.” — Humanitarian Albert Schweitzer


“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” — Veterinarian and writer James Herriot


“You know how it is with cats: They don’t really have owners, they have staff.” — Author PC Cast


“Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it.” — Novelist Gillian Flynn


“Never try to out-stubborn a cat.” — Science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein


“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” — Jean Cocteau


“I have lived with several Zen masters—all of them cats.” — Spiritual writer Eckhart Tolle


“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.” — Poet Pam Brown


“I have studied many philosopher and many  cats.The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”

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“How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.” — Science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein


“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” — Author Jules Verne


“Dogs have their day but cats have 365.” — Cat writer Lillian Jackson Braun


“Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.” — Author William S. Burroughs


“A cat doesn’t care if you are smart or dumb, give him your heart and he will give you his.” — President Abraham Lincoln


“A kitten is, in the animal world, what a rosebud is in the garden.” — Poet Robert Sowthey


“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”_Leonardo de Vincei

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“The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.” — French author Jules Renard


“There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.” — Literary editor Tay Hohoff


“A meow massages the heart.” — Politician Stuart McMillan


“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”_Charles Dickens

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Quotes  about Dogs


“Sometimes the best medicine is unconditional”._Anonymous

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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings


“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan


“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” – M.K. Clinton


“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich.” – Louis Sabin


“My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.” – Edith Wharton


“…people have been trying to understand dogs ever since the beginning of time. One never knows what they’ll do. You can read every day where a dog saved the life of a drowning child, or lay down his life for his master. Some people call this loyalty. I don’t. I may be wrong, but I call it love—the deepest kind of love.” – Wilson


“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” – Thom Jones


“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.” – Samuel Butler


“My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.” – Anne Lamott


Why be mean to animals when they treat you better than people…”

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“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.” – Doris Day


“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it watching for us to come home each day.” – John Grogan


“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams


“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” – Dean Koontz


“A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart.” – Judy Desmond


“The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is, in fact, the most precious and valuable possession of mankind.” – Theodorus Gaza


“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” – Caroline Knapp


“No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.” – Stanley Leinwall


“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Schulz


“I suppose there’s a time in practically every young boy’s life when he’s affected by that wonderful disease of puppy love. I don’t mean the kind a boy has for the pretty little girl that lives down the road. I mean the real kind, the kind that has four small feet and a wiggly tail, and sharp little teeth that can gnaw on a boy’s finger; the kind a boy can romp and play with, even eat and sleep with.” – Wilson Rawls


“No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gonna love you.” – Waka Flocka Flame


“There’s a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it, and keep it around.” – Dick Dale


“My main characters are the most sunny, happy, optimistic, loving creatures on the face of the Earth. I couldn’t be happier that’s where I start. I can put as many flawed people in the dog’s world as I like, but the dog doesn’t care. Dog doesn’t judge; dog doesn’t dislike. Dog loves. That’s not so bad.” – W. Bruce Cameron


“Actually, my dog I think is the only person who consistently loves me all the time.” – H. G. Bissinger


“In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money can not buy … to wit—the wag of a dog’s tail.” – Josh Billings


“When you adopt a dog, you have a lot of very good days and one very bad day.” – W. Bruce


“You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.” – Jill Abramson


“My favorite type of pet has always been a dog. They’re loyal, kind, and offer endless affection. My friend Eric says, ‘The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.’ Funny thought.” – Brendon Urie


“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner


“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”

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“When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.” – W. Bruce Cameron


“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras

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“Having a dog  will bless you with many of the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst.”

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“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?” – Jonathan Safran


“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person”. _Andy Rooney

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“When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend because he will be our friend for always and always and always.'” – Rudyard Kipling


“There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.” – Konrad Lorenz, zoologist


“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace.” – Milan


Quotes about Horse

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“The Horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back.”— Amber Senti.


“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and freedom.”— Sharon Ralls Lemon.


“I can make a General in five minutes, but a good horse is hard to replace.”— Abraham Lincoln.

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“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”— Dale Carnegie.


“Wherever man has left his footprints in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we find the hoofprints of a horse beside it.”— John Trotwood Moore.


“There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain’t a thing.”— Will Rogers.


“There is no other feeling in the world to compare with it if one loves a great horse. It gives a thrill that nothing else ever can. It cannot be put into words, because words cannot express it.”— Samuel Riddle.


“To place your horse’s need for you to let him leave his failing body above your need to keep him with you – that – is the greatest and purest love.”— Cynthia Garrett.


“I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a horse.”— John Galsworthy.


“I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.”— Ronald Reagan.


“A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care.”— Pat Parelli.

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 “If you persevere long enough, if you do the right things long enough, the right things will happen.”— Ian Millar.


 “I call horses ‘divine mirrors’ – they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that.”— Allan Hamilton.


 “I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse’s good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.”— Ludwig Wittgenstein.


“A lovely horse is always an experience…. It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.”— Beryl Markham, ‘West With The Night’.


 “The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.”— Sharon Ralls Lemon


“Don’t be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him.”    — Rumi.

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“A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger than a man on foot.”— John Steinbeck.


 “There are many wonderful places in the world, but one of my favorite places is on the back of my horse.”— Rolf Kopfle.


“It’s a lot like nuts and bolts, if the rider’s nuts, the horse bolts!”    — Nicholas Evans.


 “When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.”

— William Shakespeare.


“There are only two emotions that belong in the saddle; one is a sense of humor and the other is patience.”— John Lyons.


 “They say princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.”