90+ Best Animal Quotes Celebrating the Beauty of Animals

Are you looking for animal quotes? Explore the beauty and wisdom of the animal kingdom with our best collection of animal quotes.

Delve into the fascinating world of wildlife and domestic companions through the insightful words of poets, philosophers, and animal lovers alike.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. –Winnie the Pooh

All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For, after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog. – Charles M Schulz

I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you, but instead, I am deeply honored to know you spent the rest of your life with me. –Camille Marcotte

May all that have life be delivered from suffering. – Buddha

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

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Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.

Animals are better off than a lot of humans if having a soul means being able to feel gratitude, loyalty, and love. – Shenita Etwaroo

The animals of the world exist for their reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women were created for men.

There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties. The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery. — Charles Darwin

The bodies of irrational animals are bent toward the ground, whereas man was made to walk erect with his eyes on heaven to remind him to keep his thoughts on things above.

New kids always laughed about that till they got a look at the cat. It was the meanest-looking animal I ever saw. It had one short leg a broken tail and one missing eye, and the mailman wouldn’t deliver anything to the Herdmans because of it.

I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods—happy, sad, cross, and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk. – Mark Haddon

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. – Mark Twain

You cannot share your life with a dog…or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities minds, and feelings. — Jane Goodall

We have to speak up on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. ― Peter Singer

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.

The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.— Caroline Earle White

Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life and one of the worst days. –Unknown

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.

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. – John Steinbeck

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

Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. — Albert Einstein

Be nice to the environment. Be nice to animals. Be nice to people. If you do that, you will leave a mark on the world. ― Enock Maregesi

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, and resources here for our use to the idea that as sentient beings they have their inherent value and dignity.

If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit’s eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson’s eyes and ask him if it hurts.

Man is an experiment, the other animals are another experiment. Time will show whether they were worth the trouble

They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation. – Jerome K. Jerome

Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms. –Paulo Coelho

Animals are sentient, intelligent, wise, funny, and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care as we do to children. — Michael Morpurgo

When I got started again, I drove slower and felt smaller. I think it does us all good to get looked at like that now and then by a wild animal. ― Bailey White

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. – Josh Billings

Animals are not humans with reduced capacities. They have their capacities, their spectrum of aptitudes and behaviors.

The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.

I gathered a handful of small stones and threw them up toward the apes. The stones did not go near them, but influenced by their instinctive mania for imitation, they instantly seized all the cocoanuts within their reach and sent a perfect hail of them down upon us.

The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be. –Konrad Lorenz

The fate of animals is of far greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous. – Emile Zola

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 to each other because of them. — John Grogan

If I never owned a dog I would be wandering the streets looking for love. ― Anthony T.Hincks

And God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.

When it comes to the last hour of your life, it will be a great consolation to feel that you always protect the poor, the helpless, and the unfortunate; and that you exercised a particular care towards animals.

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral

The king, however, had a lion which was a wondrous animal, for he knew all concealed and secret things.

Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully. – Jon Katz

Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans. — Robert Wagner

Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. –Vicki Harrison

Animals are reliable, 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

When it comes to conserving wildlife and the environment, It’s more important to be outspoken than unspoken ― Paul Oxton

For an animal person, an animal-less home is no home at all.

Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve nurture and care for all life.

I behold thee Enkidu; like a god thou art. Why with the animals wanderest thou on the plain?

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

Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in times of sorrow. –Robert Louis Stevenson

The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look at the murder of men. – Dimitri Merejkowski

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

Like it or not, we humans are bound up with our fellows, and with the other plants and animals all over the world. Our lives are intertwined. ― Carl Sagan

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.

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

I could discern, even at that early age, the essential difference between people who are kind to dogs and people who love them.

He would say that God had given him a tail to keep the flies off, but that he would sooner have had no tail and no flies.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence from every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. –Eleanor Roosevelt

Man, do not pride yourself on your superiority to the animals, for they are without sin, while you, with all your greatness, defile the earth wherever you appear and leave an ignoble trail behind you — and that is true, alas, for almost every one of us. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. — Gilda Radner

A cat’s purr and a puppy’s wet nose are just two of the things that make my day enjoyable. ― Anthony T.Hincks

Animals are simply sophisticated machines created by the infinitely skilled artisan, God.

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.

Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey.

When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you. – Eckhart Tolle

So it’s true, that when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love. –E.A. Bucchianeri

You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.

Wild animals are less wild and more human than many humans of this world ― Munia Khan

Animals have a much better attitude to life and death than we do. They know when their time has come. We are the ones who suffer when they pass, but it’s a healing kind of grief that enables us to deal with other griefs that are not so easy to grab hold of. — Emmylou Harris

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.

Animals need people, too. They need our care and kindness. — Mary Lindeen

Frightful fluffed her nubby feathers and shook. I picked her up in the cup of my hands and held her under my chin.

The great 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

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. –Christopher Morley

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. — Roger Caras

You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal. – Betty White

Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.

People who care about animals tend to care about people. They don’t care about animals to the exclusion of people. Caring is not a finite resource and, even more than that, it’s like a muscle: the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets.

Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.

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