My Favorite Quotes  



This month’s inspirational quotes are all about “Animals/Pets.”  I hope you will find them inspirational.

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“Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight.  And after I’ve finished “shooting,” my unharmed victims are still around for others to enjoy.  I have developed a deep respect for animals.  I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans.”

—Jimmy Stewart

“If you have men who will exclude God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”

—St. Francis of Assisi

“Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man.  Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.”

—His Holiness The Dalai Lama

“No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.”

—Abraham Lincoln


“The purity of a person’s heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals”.

—Author Unknown

“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

 “I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.  These things, to me, are expressions of love.”

—James Herriot


“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

 “A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song.”

—Chinese Proverb

“We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.”

—Saint Augustine


“In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.”

—Derek Bruce

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

—Mahatma Gandhi

 “I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls.  They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal.  There you go.  I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.”

—Ellen DeGeneres

“Isn’t man an amazing animal?  He kills wildlife by the millions in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed.  Then he kills domestic animals by the billions (9 billion in the U.S. alone in 1996) and eats them.  This in turn kills man by the millions, because eating all these animals leads to degenerative—and fatal—health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.  So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.  Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.  Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, and once a year sends out cards praying for “Peace on Earth.”

—C. David Coats

“A cat will look down to a man.  A dog will look up to a man.  But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal.” Check and change

—Winston Churchill

“People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”

—Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 “The trouble with loving is that pets don’t last long enough and people last too long.”

—Author Unknown

 “If you love animals called pets, why do you eat animals called dinner?”

—Author Unknown

 “When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.”

—George Bernard Shaw