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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
~ Josh Billings | ( American humorist and lecturer. ) | 1815-1885 | Animals
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
~ Samuel Butler | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Animals
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.
~ Winston Churchill | ( British politician. ) | 1874-1965 | Animals
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
~ George Eliot | ( British writer. ) | 1819-1880 | Animals
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
~ Voltaire | ( French writer and historian. ) | 1694-1778 | Animals
quotes Division : Historians   
     
Animals often strike us as passionate machines.
~ Eric Hoffer | ( American philosopher and author. ) | 1902-1983 | Animals
quotes Division : American Philosophers   
     
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 | (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Animals
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
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 | (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Animals
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Animals
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
~ D. H. Lawrence | (English writer. ) | 1885-1930 | Animals
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
~ Victor Hugo | ( French poet, dramatist and novelist. ) | 1802-1885 | Animals
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.
~ Henry James | ( American author. ) | 1843-1916 | Animals
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
~ Thomas de Quincey | (British author and intellectual. ) | 1785-1859 | Animals
quotes Division : Intellectuals   
     
From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
~ Victor Hugo | ( French poet, dramatist and novelist. ) | 1802-1885 | Animals
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason -- as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche | ( German-Swiss philosopher and writer. ) | 1844-1900 | Animals
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
~ Albert Schweitzer | ( German theologian, philosopher, and physician. ) | 1875-1965 | Animals
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
~ Samuel Butler | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Animals
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.
~ Confucius | ( Chinese philosopher. ) | 551 - 479 BC | Animals
quotes Division : Chinese philosophers   
     
Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.
~ Milan Kundera | ( Czech writer. ) | 1929-? | Animals
quotes Division : Czech writers   
     
No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor, but honest.
~ Bertrand Russell | ( British logician and philosopher. ) | 1872-1970 | Animals
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing ''Embraceable You'' in spats.
~ Woody Allen | (American director, actor and comedian. ) | 1935-? | Animals
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge | ( British poet, critic, and philosopher. ) | 1772-1834 | Animals
quotes Division : Critics   
     
The dog is the god of frolic.
~ Henry Ward Beecher | ( American politician. ) | 1813-1887 | Animals
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
The following general definition of an animal: a system of different organic molecules that have combined with one another, under the impulsion of a sensation similar to an obtuse and muffled sense of touch given to them by the creator of matter as a whole, until each one of them has found the most suitable position for its shape and comfort.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Animals
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.
~ Henry David Thoreau | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Animals
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Animals
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
~ Edgar Allan Poe | ( American poet, critic, and short-story writer. ) | 1809-1845 | Animals
quotes Division : American poets   
     
They do not sweat and whine about their condition, they do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, they do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago.
~ Walt Whitman | (American poet. ) | 1819-1892 | Animals
quotes Division : American poets   
     
What an ugly beast the ape, and how like us.
~ Marcus Tulius Cicero | ( Writer, politician and great roman orator. ) | 106-43 BC | Animals
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.
~ Henry David Thoreau | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Animals
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
Who can guess how much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Animals
quotes Division : American poets   
     

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