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Animal Quotes

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Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

There is One Infinite Mind,
which of necessity includes all that is,
whether it be the intelligence in man,
the life in the animal,
or the invisible Presence which is God.
- Ernest Holmes

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

 

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly
terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
- Samuel Butler

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.
- Leo Tolstoy

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
in the absence of good grounds for belief,
he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
- Robert Southey

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
- Albert Schweitzer

When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches.
My dad loves being around all kinds of animals.
He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.
- Paris Hilton

The problem here is with a human being,
not with a monster, not with an animal.
The human being does things that even the monster does not do,
because the human is more sophisticated.
- Peter Malkin

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

I wanted to use what I was, to be what I was born to be -
not to have a 'career',
but to be that straightforward obvious unmistakable animal,
a writer.
- Cynthia Ozick

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us.
Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps;
for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are,
and what they ought to be.
- William Hazlitt

The human body is essentially something other than an animal organism.
- Martin Heidegger

Each of us is incomplete compared to someone else -
an animal's incomplete compared to a person...
and a person compared to God, who is complete only to be imaginary.
- Georges Bataille

An animal that embarks on forming states without greatly
restricting egoism will perish.
- Erwin Schrodinger

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your
cheek and the fire in your eye,
adorn your person, maintain your health,
your beauty and your animal spirits.
- William Hazlitt

Logic is one thing, the human animal another.
You can quite easily propose a logical solution to
something and at the same time hope in your heart of
hearts it won't work out.
- Luigi Pirandello

With animal behavior, they're all fine until you introduce
some rogue element into the cage,
and then they go crazy.
- Jeanette Winterson

Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily.
Men's bodies wake before their faces do.
The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.
- Malcolm De Chazal

The male is a domestic animal which,
if treated with firmness and kindness,
can be trained to do most things.
- Jilly Cooper

When, instead of merely associating some act with some
situation in the animal way,
we think the situation out, we have a set of particular
feelings of its elements.
- Edward Thorndike

A committee is an animal with four back legs.
- John le Carre

If an animal does something, we call it instinct;
if we do the same thing for the same reason,
we call it intelligence.
- Will Cuppy

Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
- Anatole France

If beauty isn't genius it usually signals at least
a high level of animal cunning.
- Peter York

Animal substance seems to be the first food of all birds,
even the granivorous tribes.
- William Bartram

Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not
be sought in a way which disregards man's character
as a person and degrades him to the animal level.
- Francis Arinze

Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one
which makes him out to be a rational animal.
- Anatole France

The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living,
whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it.
- Henry Mayhew

The puma is, with the exception of some monkeys,
the most playful animal in existence.
- William Henry Hudson

This growth in the number, speed of formation,
permanence, delicacy and complexity of associations
possible for an animal reaches its acme in the case of man.
- Edward Thorndike

If a farmer calls me to a sick animal,
he couldn't care less if I were George Bernard Shaw.
- James Herriot

Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind -
it is only the difference in the victim.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

However, I do firmly believe in maintaining the integrity of the animal.
- Janine Turner

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence
and yet keep both ears to the ground.
- H. L. Mencken

We're animals.
We're born like every other mammal and we live our
whole lives around disguised animal thoughts.
- Barbara Kingsolver

A tool is usually more simple than a machine;
it is generally used with the hand,
whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.
- Charles Babbage

I'd like to open an animal orphanage in Kenya.
I do a lot of work for Born Free.
- Rachel Hunter

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
- Martin Buber

Man, an animal that makes bargains.
- A. C. Benson

It has been said that man is a rational animal.
All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
- Bertrand Russell

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal -
falling like a cat,
lying like a dog, moving like a fox.
- Francois Truffaut

Man is a tool-using animal.
Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
- Thomas Carlyle

A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
- John Lothrop Motley

Man has done a lot to make himself dangerous and animals
get the worst of all of it.
But then, man too is an animal.
- Don Van Vliet

People are not going to care about animal conservation
unless they think that animals are worthwhile.
- David Attenborough

Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder,
and loves parade.
- Philip James Bailey

Physical bravery is an animal instinct;
moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
- Wendell Phillips

Man is a gaming animal.
He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
- Charles Lamb

You will die but the carbon will not;
its career does not end with you.
It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time,
sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.
- Jacob Bronowski

We got some devastating reviews on Animal House at the start.
- Ivan Reitman

We also have a tendency to root for the fugitive.
We're always on the side of the animal being chased.
- Norman Jewison

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation,
we shall find manifest examples of premeditation,
perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice,
in order to effect their purpose.
- William Bartram

Zero of Animal Life probably about 300 fathoms.
- Edward Forbes

In short, the animal and vegetable lines,
diverging widely above, join below in a loop.
- Asa Gray

Men!
The only animal in the world to fear.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Eurasia ended up with the most domesticated animal
species in part because it's the world's largest land
mass and offered the most wild species to begin with.
- Jared Diamond

We have people who are healers and those who posses
a certain animal magnetism.
- Julian May

I've always been an animal lover.
I've grown up with dogs my whole life.
I think that is what helped me get the role on 'Lassie',
I was comfortable around the dog, where many of the
kids were afraid or intimidated by Lassie.
- Will Estes

No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture
unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.
- Fran Lebowitz

He is a state of matter, a form of life,
a sort of animal, and a species of the Order Primates,
akin nearly or remotely to all of life and indeed to all that is material.
- George G. Simpson

Our unconscious is not more animal than our conscious,
it is often even more human.
- Edward Bond

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men,
women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
- Ogden Nash

Principally I hate and detest that animal called man;
although I heartily love John,
Peter, Thomas, and so forth.
- Jonathan Swift

People are beginning to see that the first requisite
to success in life is to be a good animal.
- Herbert Spencer


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