23 Inspirational Animal Quotes all Animal Lovers Should Read

by | Jul 2, 2020 | Animal Reiki

Inspirational Animal Quotes

We’ve sourced the most inspirational animal quotes on the web from some famous animal lovers! Enjoy!

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.” – John Grogan

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras

“If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Leo Tolstoy

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” – Dean Koontz

“Animals are like little children a bit. They’re simple. They don’t have politics driving them.” – Annabelle Sabloff

“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

“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

 “My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.” – Edith Wharton

“I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human.” Rachel Ray

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

“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

“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

“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“For an animal person, an animal-less home is no home at all.” Cleveland Amory

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” –Hippolyte Taine

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”― Charles M. Schulz

 “Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think a great deal more than we know.” ― Irene M. Pepperberg

“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

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”― Winston S. Churchill

“Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.” – Joe Gores

“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

“How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett
“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

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” –Josh Billings

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