200 Animal Quotes That Will Make You Adore Them

1. “Animals are like little angels sent to earth to teach us how to love. They don’t get angry or play silly games. They are always there for us.” – Whitney Mandel
2. “Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot
3. “I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human.” – Rachel Ray
4. “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.” –
5. “No matter how few possessions you own or how little money you have, loving wildlife and nature will make you rich beyond measure.” – Paul Oxton
6. “Anyone who has no feelings for animals has a dead heart.” – Raegan Butcher
7. “Animals are a gift from above for they truly define the words unconditional love.” – Heather Wolf
8. “Never be embarrassed by how much you care about animals and how they’re treated.” – Stephanie Feldstein
9. “The best thing about animals is that they don’t talk much.” – Thornton Wilder
10. “Animals are like people because people are animals.” – Barbara T. Gates
11. “Animals are God’s creatures. He surrounds them with his providential care. By their mere existence they bless him and give him glory. Thus, men owe them kindness.” – Catholic Church
12. “I ask people why heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.” – Ellen DeGeneres
13. “Animals are a window to your soul and a doorway to your spiritual destiny. If you let them into your life and allow them to teach you, you will be better for it.” – Kim Shotola
14. “When you look a wild animal in the eye, it’s like catching a glimpse into the soul of nature itself.” – Paul Oxton
15. “He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish.” – Jose Rizal
16. “Animals are simply sophisticated machines created by the infinitely skilled artisan, God.” – Brian G. Henning
17. “Animals are not humans with reduced capacities. They have their own capacities, their own spectrum of aptitudes and behaviors.” – Jean Kazez
18. “Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.” – Charles Darwin
19. “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” – Leo Tolstoy
20. “Animals are like little children a bit. They’re simple. They don’t have politics driving them.” – Annabelle Sabloff
21. “Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.” – Theodor W. Adorno
22. “We’re animals. We’re born like every other mammal, and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts.” – Barbara Kingsolver
23. “Animals have one thing that puts them way ahead of people: they don’t dissemble, and you don’t have to pretend in front of them.” – Ivan Klima
24. “Ugly animals have it rough. We’re more likely to eat them or let them go extinct, and less likely to adopt them from animal shelters.” – Joshua A. Krisch
25. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
26. “The way you treat the animals around you will be the nature of the animal within you.” – Sir P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
27. “As per the law of karma, that which is your meat today, this dear beloved animal will make mincemeat of you tomorrow. In another birth.” – Fakeer Ishavardas
28. “Animal creation has been so enslaved for long. It’s so bad that we have treated our distant in feathers and furs badly that agreeably beyond doubts, they would depict the Devil in a human form if they were to formulate a religion about us.” – Shenita Etwaroo”
29. “The future doesn’t exist. The only thing that exists is now and our memory of what happened in the past. But because we invented the idea of a future, we’re the only animal that realized we can affect the future by what we do today.” – David Suzuki
30. “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
31. “If animals are things, then, since humans are animals, humans are also just things.” – Apathynihilism
32. “Animals are like humans, only more openly carnal and sexual, more openly and therefore more disarmingly absurd.” – Yi-fu Tuan
33. “Contempt for animal life leads to contempt for human life.” – Edward Abbey
34. “All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.” –
35. “You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal.” –
36. “In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.” – Thomas Szasz
37. “Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this—no dog exchanges bones with another.” – Adam Smith
38. “Three rebels against the light: the thief, the adulterer, and the bat.” – Hebrew Proverb
39. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain
40. “Only animals were not expelled from Paradise.” – Milan Kundera
41. “If animals spoke, humanity would cry.” – Manuj Rajput
42. “If you really love animals, you won’t keep them in the cage.” – Tamerlan Kuzgov
43. “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” – Martin Buber
44. “For an animal person, an animal-less home is no home at all.” – Cleveland Amory
45. “Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Schulz
46. “All animals are minor variations on a very particular theme.” – Richard Dawkins
47. “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud
48. “Everywhere animals are in chains, but we image them as free.” – Carol J. Adams
49. “Animal smell is beyond philosophy.” – Kobo Abe
50. “Man is the cruelest animal.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
51. “Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.” – Corey Ford.
52. “I take my pet lion to church . He has to eat.” – Marty Pollio.
53. “God in his wisdom made the fly, and then forgot to tell us why.” –
54. “A hen is just an egg’s way of making another egg.” – Weird Science
55. “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” – A. A. milne
56. “The household cat is that has underwent three counselling programs.” – Valeriu Butulescu
57. “The fate of animals is of far greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous.” – Emile Zola
58. “Always remember, will look man right in the eye and see his equal.” – Sir Winston Churchill
59. “Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.” – Franklin P. Jones
60. “If being chased by a lion, maybe just stop in front of a giant bar code?” – Guy Endore-Kaiser
61. “We’ve all done this because we’re so mature. You see on the side of the road, stick your head out the window and go, “Mooooo!” Like we expect the cow to think, “Hey, there’s another cow, driving that car! How can he afford that?”- Garry Shandling
62. “My friend was attacked by . I yelled “duck!” to warn him, but it just made it worse.” – Kelkulus
63. “Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackle as if she laid an asteroid.” – Mark Twain
64. “Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?” – Jerry Seinfeld
65. “Once when I was golfing in Georgia, I hooked the ball into the swamp. I went in after it and found an alligator wearing a shirt with a picture of a little golfer on it.” – Buddy Hackett
66. “Always respect Mother Nature. Especially when she weighs 400 pounds and is guarding her baby.” – James Rollins
67. “My dog is a half pit bull, half poodle. Not much of a watchdog, but a vicious gossip!” – Craig Shoemaker
68. “After scolding one’s cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference.”- Charlotte Gray
69. “There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.” – Wesley Bates
70. “Animals are less sensitive than human beings because the, living only in the present, lack the reflection on the past and future that plays so great a role in the subjective lives of people; yet where physical pain is involved, we ought to take the greatest care not to cause needless anguish to animals.” – David Fraser
71. “Society grants animals rights not because animals are like us or because animals would demand them, but because we humans feel empathy with animals. We attribute to them that they can suffer and that they deserve as living creatures not to suffer.” – Armin Krishnan
72. “My animals are a pain in my backside, but the joy and unconditional love they give me far exceeds any chore that I, as a responsible pet owner, can ever do for them, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.” – Jody Fuller
73. “Animals are born, are sentient and are mortal. In these things they resemble man. In their superficial anatomy—less in their deep anatomy—in their habits, in their time, in their physical capacities, they differ from man. They are both like and unlike.” – John Berger
74. “The heart of animals is the foundation of their life, the sovereign of everything within them, the sun of their microcosm, that upon which all growth depends, from which all power proceeds.” – William Harvey
75. “If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.” – Phil Pastoret
76. “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” – Colette
77. “No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish.” – Kin Hubbard
78. “The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.” – Charles de Gaulle
79. “I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like, and I can’t say the same thing about people.”- Doris Day
80. “Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
81. “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner
82. “Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.” – Sigmund Freud
have saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.” – William S. Burroughs
84. “I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” – Jean Cocteau
85. “Animals are, like us, endangered species on an endangered planet, and we are the ones who are endangering them, it, and ourselves. They are innocent sufferers in a hell of our making.” – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
86. “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.” – James Anthony Froude
87. “Every time you lose an animal, it’s like losing a brick from the house. Pretty soon the house just falls down, you know?” – Bindi Irwin
88. “Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.” – Lloyd Alexander
89. “To have a huge, friendly whale willingly approach your boat and look you straight in the eye is without doubt one of the most extraordinary experiences on the planet.” – Mark Carwardine
90. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” – Andy Rooney
91. “There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.” – Robert Lynd
92. “Anyone can learn how to communicate with animals if they are open to the process and willing to practice.” – Karen A Anderson
93. “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” – M.K. Clinton
94. “The kindness lavished on dogs, if evenly distributed, would establish peace on earth.” – William Feather
95. “I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason.” – Jarod Kintz
96. “A does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” – Chinese Proverb
97. “You learn in this business: If you want a friend, get a dog.” – Carl Icahn
98. “I really love pets. They’re like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can’t fool them.” – Donna Douglas
99. “Animals are, like all living things, self-building, self-maintaining, and self-protecting embodiment of their genetic designs, and they are therefore in human eyes objects of their own operations.” – A. Van Ginkel
100. “Most animals are like the unfortunate Gregor Samsa after metamorphosis. They are Kafka-creatures, organisms with rich thoughts and emotions but no system for translating what they think into something that they can express to others.” – Marc D. Hauser
101. “Ask experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: Because the animals are like us. Ask experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: Because the animals are not like us. Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.” – Charles R. Magel
102. “Animals are like autistic savants. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that animals might actually be autistic savants. Animals have special talents normal people don’t, the same way autistic people have special talents normal people don’t; and at least some animals have special forms of genius normal people don’t, the same way some autistic savants have special forms of genius.” – Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson
103. “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
104. “To those of you who believe animals are disposable—they are not! Please stop dumping your animals and take responsibility for them. Our shelter will always be fighting an uphill battle if we do not come together and treat our companion animals with the dignity they deserve.” – Ma Soupiset
105. “When animals are no longer colonized and appropriated by us, we can reach out to our evolutionary cousins. Perhaps then the ancient hope for a deeper emotional connection across the species barrier, for closeness and participation in a realm of feelings now beyond our imagination, will be realized.” – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
106. “The more excited the rooster gets, the higher his voice goes. He’s got a little bit of a Barney Fife quality to him.” – Jeff Foxworthy
107.“If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.”- Mark Twain
108. “For decades I have tried to peel back the layers of mystery surrounding many marine creatures, though most have held tightly to their secrets. One animal that keeps me pondering is the shark. Spellbound by these enigmatic animals since I first encountered them in New England, I never tire of watching their special blend of power and grace.” – Brian Skerry
109.“Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They’re on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know.” –
110. “Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine?” – Gabriel Zevin
111. “Indeed, there is nothing on this earth more peaceful than a sleeping, purring cat.” – Jonathon Scott Payne
112. “There’s a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.” – Dick Dale
113. “The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.” – Konrad Lorenz
114. “If having a soul means being able to feel love and and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” – James Herriot
115. “Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind’s capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don’t; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us.” – Matthew Scully
116. “We can’t change the world for animals without changing our ideas about animals. We have to move from the idea that animals are things, tools, machines, commodities, resources here for our use to the idea that as sentient beings they have their own inherent value and dignity.” – Andrew Linzey
117. Our many domestic animals have played an important role in the civilization of man. Without them—especially the dog, the , the cow, and the sheep—man’s development onward and upward would have been slow and uncertain. Those countries in which the problem of domestication did not enter remained ever near to barbarism.” – C. W. Burkett
118. “Animals are neither gods nor fiends, but men in their way without the lust and of man.” – Robert E. Howard
119. “A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.” – Hazel Nicholson
120. “Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive, funny and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care as we do to children.” – Michael Morpurgo
121. “Be kind to all pets and animals because they will be kind back to you.” – Wesley Porter
122. “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer
123. “Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.” – Rod McKuen.
124. “Birds teach us something very important: To whatever height you rise, you will finally come down to the ground!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
125. “If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.” – Pam Brown
126. “The cat is there when you call her—if she doesn’t have something better to do.” – Bill Alder
127. “I’ve met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” – Hippolyte Taine
128. “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.” – Milan Kundera
129. “You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.” – Jane Pauley
130. “Once we were happy in our own country, and we were seldom hungry, for then the two-legged and the four-legged lived together like relatives, and there was plenty for them and for us. But the Wasichus came, and they have made little islands for us and other little islands for the four-legged, and always these islands are becoming smaller, for around them surges the gnawing flood of the Wasichu; and it is dirty with lies and greed.” – Nicholas Black Elk
131. “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” – Mark Twain
132. “Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.”- Mary Bly
133. “Size isn’t everything. The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.” – Bill Vaughan
134. “Cats have a scam going—you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that’s the deal.” – Eddie Izzard
135. “Beaver do better work than the Corps of Engineers.” – Mike Todd
136. “Never did he fail to respond savagely to the chatter of the squirrel he had first met on the blasted pine.” – Jack London
137. “The may soar; beavers build dams.” – Bill Vaughan
138. “What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around—that’s their job.” –
139. “Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.” – Sue Murphy
140. “If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warm.” – Alfred North Whitehead
141. “Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.”- Max Eastman
142. “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”- Charles Darwin
143. “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” –
144. “Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.” – Frances Wright
145. “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. 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
146. “In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett
147. “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx
148. “A camel is a very awkward animal to ride, and it’s very hard to get used to because they’re not very graceful.” – Gigi Hadid
149. “There was never a moment in my life that I remember not being a crazy animal lover!” – Beth Ostrosky
150. “Even a mentally challenged shark would figure out that sea turtles did not wear boxer shorts printed in flying piggies, and no sea turtle would be yattering streams of obscenities between chain-smoker gasps of breath.” – Christopher Moore
151. “Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” Franklin P. Jones
152. “I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically, dogs think humans are nuts.” –
153. “A canter is the cure for all evil.” – Benjamin Disraeli
154. “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.”- Josh Billings
155. No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich.” – Louis Sabin
156. “They say the smart dog obeys, but the smarter dog knows when to disobey.” – Amy Hempel
157. “Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.” – Pythagoras
158. “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
159. “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” – John Steinbeck
160. “Wherever there are wild animals in the world, there is always an opportunity for caring, compassion and kindness.” – Paul Oxton
161. “Love about any animal or bird is pure because in that love u don’t expect anything from them.” – Kedar Dhepe
162. “The happiness of the and the dolphin is to exist. For man, it is to know that and to wonder at it.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau
163. “The , but God provides for the lion.” – William Blake
164. “My fashion philosophy is if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” – Elayne Boosler
165. “Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.” – Moby
166. “All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.” – Samuel Butler
167. “Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” – Ann Landers
168. “The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.” – Ambrose Bierce
169. “Pets reflect you like mirrors. When you are happy, you can see your dog smiling and when you are sad, your cat cries.” – Munia Khan
170. “To me, a cat is an easy pet, they don’t need any spoiling or looking after.” – Karl Pilkington
171.“Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.” – Walter Lionel George
172. “Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.” – Amy Sedaris
173. “I believe all animals were created by God to help keep man Alive.” – Iwao Fujita
174. “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams
175. “Animals are not property or “things” but rather living organisms, subjects of a life, who are worthy of our compassion, respect, friendship, and support.” – Marc Bekoff
176. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi
177. “Animals are not our selfie props. If there’s any risk that your photo is going to hurt or stress an animal, it’s not worth it.” – Angela Henderson
178. “Humans have “dominion” over animals. But that “dominion” (radah in Hebrew) does not mean despotism, rather we are set over creation to care for what God has made and to treasure God’s own treasures.” – Andrew Linzey
179. “Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.” – George Bernard Shaw
180. “I admit opening an alligator petting zoo was not the best idea, but I told the kids to be careful, so there’s plenty of blame to go around.” – John Lyon
181. “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” –
182. “If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.” – Chief Seattle of the Suwamish Tribe
183. “Animals are so easily overlooked, their interests so easily brushed aside. Whenever we humans enter their world, from our farms to the local animal shelter to the African savanna, we enter as lords of the earth bearing strange powers of terror and mercy alike.” – Matthew Scully
184. “What do you see when you look at an animal? A kindred spirit, a creature much like you; but possibly, the very next moment, a beast, a stranger, just an animal. Animals are like those pictures that we see as one thing and then another; the duck that suddenly becomes a rabbit; the wine glass that’s also an old woman in profile. Now the pig is a fellow creature, like Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web. Now he’s pork.” – Jean Kazez
185. “Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” – James Cromwell
186. “People seem able to love their dogs with an unabashed acceptance they rarely demonstrate with family or friends.” – Ann Patchett
187. “The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.” – Stanley Coren
188. “I would recommend to those persons who are inclined to stagnate, whose blood is beginning to thicken sluggishly in their veins, to try keeping four dogs, two of which are puppies.” – Elizabeth von Arnim
189. “It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.” – Agnes Repplier
190. “Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.” – Robert Wagner
191. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras
192. “Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
193. “What a dog I got, his favorite bone is in my arm.” – Rodney Dangerfield
194. “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” – Robert A. Heinlein
195. “Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet. With needles in their jaws and feet.” – Pam Brown
196. “In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.” – W.H. Auden
197. “The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn’t pose. He isn’t aware of the camera.” – Patrick Demarchelier