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Famous Animal Quotes

Animals bring joy and warmth in our lives. See some famous quotes about them in this article.
Quotabulary Staff
Animal Quotes
"The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals." ~ Anonymous
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France
"Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!" ~ Theophile Gautierv
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanuel Kant
"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber
"A canter is the cure for all evil." ~ Benjamin Disraeli
"Dogs have owners, cats have staff." ~ Anonymous
"I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contained, I stand and look at them long and long." ~ Walt Whitman
"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
"A house is not a home without a pet." ~ Anonymous
"There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before." ~ Robert Lynd
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
"Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled." ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it." ~ Samuel Butler
"The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp." ~ John Berry
"A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg." ~ Samuel Butler
"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms." ~ George Elliot
"... he will be our friend for always and always and always." ~ Rudyard Kipling
"The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much." ~ Thornton Wilder
Dog Quotes
"The dog represents all that is best in man." ~ Etienne Charlet
"A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself." ~ Josh Billings
"Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to." ~ Joe Gores
"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too." ~ Samuel Butler
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." ~ Roger Caras
"The dog was created especially for children. He is the God of frolic." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
"Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives." ~ Sue Murphy
"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet." ~ Edith Wharton
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." ~ Ann Landers
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." ~ Ben Williams
"To err is human, to forgive, canine." ~ Anonymous
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." ~ Andrew A. Rooney
"A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue." ~ Anonymous
"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!" ~ Dave Barry
"If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer." ~ Alfred North Whitehead
"Every boy should have two things: a dog and a mother willing to let him have one." ~ Anonymous
"If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people." ~ James Thurber
Cat Quotes
"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshiped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." ~ Anonymous
"There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat." ~ Wesley Bates
"A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution." ~ Hazel Nicholson
"I've met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." ~ Hippolyte Taine
"The Cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him." ~ Rudyard Kipling
"In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat." ~ Warren Eckstein
"I love cats because I enjoy my home and little by little, they become its visible soul." ~ Jean Cocteau
"When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her." ~ Montaigne
"To err is human, to purr, feline." ~ Robert Byrne
Horse Quotes
"A dog maybe a man's best friend but a horse made history..." ~ Anonymous
"A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character." ~ Tesio
"A Horse! A Horse! My kingdom for a horse!" ~ Shakespeare
"And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse." ~ Bedouin Legend
Bengal kittens in a basket
He's even littler than me
Man and his best friend dog at home
Senior woman petting her hound dog
Cat and Child at Play
Coal tit
She made a new friend