animals

Browse quotes about animals, from pets to wild animals, specific species or quotes on animals in general.

Of all God’s creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with a cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.

November 15, 2014 Mark Twain ,

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

June 19, 2014 Mark Twain , ,

It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English – up to fifty words used in correct context – no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.

January 28, 2014 Carl Sagan

The animals are not as stupid as one thinks – they have neither doctors nor lawyers.

January 8, 2013 Anonymous , ,

If we’re not supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?

January 7, 2013 Anonymous , , ,

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.

January 6, 2013 Anonymous , , ,

People must have renounced, it seems to me, all natural intelligence to dare to advance that animals are but animated machines…. It appears to me, besides, that [such people] can never have observed with attention the character of animals, not to have distinguished among them the different voices of need, of suffering, of joy, of pain, of love, of anger, and of all their affections.  It would be very strange that they should express so well what they could not feel.

November 16, 2012 Voltaire ,