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Top 25 Animal Quotes

Treating animals well makes you a better human.

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25 Animal Quotes

Animals are important living beings in this world, just as important as humans are. They should be treated with respect, kindness and love. Among all the animal quotes that we have compiled in the following list, I would choose this one: "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France.

These animal quotes will remind you how lucky you are to have a loving pet at home or to feel the importance of caring for all animals. Read these quotes and share them with all the animal lovers you know. 

1"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."

Martin Buber

2"Animals are like little angels sent to earth to teach us how to love. They don't get angry or play silly games. They are always there for us."

Whitney Mandel

3"The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves."

Jane Goodall

4"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."

Anatole France

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

Immanuel Kant

6"A house is not a home without a pet."


7"Animals are not property or "things" but rather living organisms, subjects of a life, who are worthy of our compassion, respect, friendship, and support."

Marc Bekoff

8"I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human."

Rachel Ray

9"Animals are not humans with reduced capacities. They have their own capacities, their own spectrum of aptitudes and behaviors."

Jean Kazez

10"I've never met an animal I didn't like, and I can't say the same thing about people."

Doris Day

11"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

12"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."

Alfred A. Montapert

13"Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem."

A.A. Milne

14"Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet"

Marc Bekoff

15"Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think a great deal more than we know."

Irene M. Pepperberg

16"Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do."

Gregory Maguire

17"Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral."

Charles Darwin

18“Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.”

George Bernard Shaw

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

Mahatma Gandhi

20“Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them.”

Elvis Presley

21“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”


22“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

23"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."

Charles Darwin

24"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."

Gary Larson

25"Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky."

John Grogan