Notable Quotes about Animals and Humanity

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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.

~Mahavamsa

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

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.
~Plutarch

All cruelty springs from weakness.
~Seneca

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.
~Plato

Thou shalt not kill.
~Exodus 20:13

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