Animal Quotes and Sayings

Posted by Brian

A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.

A canter is the cure for all evil.

A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue.

A horse! A horse! my kingdom for a horse!

A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character.

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

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

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal.

Difficult standards for people to live up to.

Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.

Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.

Dogs have owners, cats have staff.

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.

I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.

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

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

It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much – the wheel, New York, wars and so on – whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man – for precisely the same reasons.

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.

My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.

No heaven will not ever Heaven be, Unless my cats are there to welcome me.

Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.

The purity of a person’s heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals

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

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

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.


  • Annie said:

    “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” ~ Ben Williams

    “A dog maybe a man’s best friend but a horse made history…” ~ Anonymous

    “The Cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  • Nadi said:

    There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.
    Add this also

  • Heather said:

    Hi there I have some more quotes for your collection.

    A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself.
    Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
    I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.

  • Policy Animal Found said:

    Hi there nice blog Quotes and Sayings | Sayings and Quotes with Policy Animal Found

  • Irish sayings said:

    The Irish have a lovely proverb:
    The moon does not heed the barking of dogs

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