A Collection of Great Quotes About Animals and People


Just the other day I was on the website PetMD and I came across a great article that shared some fantastic passages written by amazing people pertaining to animals.   What is it about animals that drives you?  Many people dedicate their entire lives to animals.  Many people are so touched by animals that they probably couldn’t live without them.

Other folks are so interested in animals that they dedicate websites (this one!), fan pages, social media accounts, foundations, causes, videos, you name it, to animals.    While we can ponder what qualities about animals drive us to love them so much, perhaps these great quotes will help give us some more understand and appreciation.  Enjoy these great quotes about animals and people….


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


I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love. — James Herriot


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


I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. — Abraham Lincoln


The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth. — Henry Beston (The Outermost House)


He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. — Immanuel Kant


Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem. — A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)


All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it. — Samuel Butler


If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. — James Herriot

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