Notable Quotes about Animals and Humanity

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
~Henry David Thoreau

As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields.
~Leo Tolstoy

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons, they were not created for men anymore than black people were created for whites or women for men.
~Alice Walker

All beings seek for happiness;
so let your compassion extend itself to all.


When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.

Lots of people talk to animals. Not very many listen, though.
That’s the problem.

~Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

The love of all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
~Charles Darwin

Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: We are burial places!
~Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
-Robert A. Heinlein

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
~Chinese Proverb

But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born
into the world to enjoy.

All cruelty springs from weakness.

It is much easier to show compassion to animals.
They are never wicked.
~Haile Selassie

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming ALL other living beings,
we are still savages.

~Thomas A. Edison

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals’ suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don’t vote.
~Paul Harvey

Every animal knows more than you do.
~Native American Proverb

A dog has the soul of a philosopher.

Thou shalt not kill.
~Exodus 20:13


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