Animal Quotes

Popular Animal Quotes, Sayings About Pets, Insects and Livestock

"I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." -- Abraham Lincoln
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“Only animals were not expelled from Paradise.” — Milan Kundera

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” — George Eliot

“You know what I like most about people? Pets.
” — Jarod Kintz

“Men show their superiority inside; animals, outside.” — Russian Proverb

“'Butterflies are not insects,' Captain John Sterling said soberly. 'They are self-propelled flowers.'”  -- Robert A. Heinlein
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Quotations About Butterflies

“Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

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“Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.”

“I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.” — Charles Dickens

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” — Carl Sagan

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” — Maya Angelou

“The fluttering of a butterfly’s wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet.” — Paul Erlich

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” — Muhammad Ali

“Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time.” — Deborah Chaskin

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"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this."
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Popular Sayings About Cats

“Cats are kindly masters, just so long as you remember your place.” — Paul Gray

“A cat looks down upon man, a dog looks up to a man, but a pig will look a man in the eye and see his equal.” — Winston Churchill

“Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat.” — Irish proverb

“When the cat’s away, the rats dance on the table.” — Swedish proverb

“Anyone who claims that a cat cannot give a dirty look either has never kept a cat or is singularly unobservant.” — Maurice Burton

“The Cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him.” — Rudyard Kipling

“When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.” — Montaigne

“Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.”– Mark Twain

“With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?” — Fernand Mery

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

“Everything I know I learned from my cat: When you’re hungry, eat. When you’re tired, nap in a sunbeam. When you go to the vet’s, pee on your owner.” — Gary Smith

“Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.” — Missy Dizick

“One is never sure, watching two cats washing each other, whether it’s affection, the taste or a trial run for the jugular.” — Helen Thomson

“A cat sees no good reason why it should obey another animal, even if it does stand on two legs.” — Sarah Thompson

“Cats are kindly masters, just so long as you remember your place.” — Paul Gray

“One must love a cat on its own terms.” — Paul Gray

“The cat is above all things, a dramatist.” — Margaret Benson

“If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.” — Mark Twain

“If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?” — Stephen Wright

“Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man.” — Paul Gray

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"It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog than to any human being." -- Henry David Thoreau
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Quotations About Cats and Dogs

“If animals could speak the dog would be a a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” — Mark Twain

“A dog will flatter you but you have to flatter the cat.” — George Mikes

“You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals.” — George Mikes

“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.” — Jeff Valdez

“Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.”

“You own a dog but you feed a cat.” — Jenny de Vries

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

“Dogs have owners, cats have staff.”

“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.” — Dereke Bruce

“Dogs come when they’re called. Cats take a message and get back to you.” — Mary Bly

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"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." -- Josh Billings
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Dog Quotes

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” — Ben Williams

“If your dog thinks you’re the greatest person in the world, don’t seek a second opinion.” — Jim Fiebig

“Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” — Mark Twain

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” — Josh Billings

“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 have more love than integrity. They’ve been true to us, yes, but they haven’t been true to themselves.” — Clarence Day

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

“Never trust a dog to watch your food.”

“Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.” — Sydney Jeanne Seward

“Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog;
but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog.”
— Douglas Mallock

“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about little puppies.” — Gene Hill

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” — Ann Landers

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"Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it." -- Alexandre Dumas
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Dragon Quotes and Sayings

“So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

“The man who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” — J. R. R. Tolkien

“Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.” — Henry Ellis

“Always speak politely to an enraged Dragon.” — Steven Brust

“Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.” — Alexandre Dumas

“Meddle not in the affairs of the dragon; for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.”

“With money you are a dragon; with no money, a worm.” — Chinese Proverb

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"God is really only another artist, he made the elephant, giraffe and cat. He has no real style but keeps trying new ideas." -- Pablo Picasso
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Elephant Quotations

“A true philosopher is like an elephant; he never puts the second foot down until the first one is solidly in place.” — Fontenelle

“Sold to a circus! Then week after week
They showed him to people at ten cents a peek…
And everywhere thousands of folks flocked to see
And laugh at the elephant up in a tree.
Poor Horton grew sadder the farther he went,
But he said as he sat in the hot noisy tent:
‘I meant what I said and I said what I meant…
An elephant’s faithful one hundred per cent!”
— Dr. Seuss, Horton Hatches The Egg 

“Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant – the only harmless great thing.” — John Donne

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"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity." -- Eleanor Roosevelt
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Quotes About Fairies

“Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly!” Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. It is as true as sunbeams.” — Douglas Jerrold

“We call them faerie. We don’t believe in them. Our loss.” — Charles de Lint

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” — Albert Einstein

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” — John Lennon

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"To ride a horse is to ride the sky."
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Horse Sayings

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” — Winston Churchill

“Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.”

“It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.” — Mexican Proverb

“A horse is worth more than riches.” — Spanish Proverb

“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.” — Pam Brown

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.” — Sharon Ralls Lemon

“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” — Winston Churchill

“Heaven is high and earth wide. If you ride three feet higher above the ground than other men, you will know what that means.” — Rudolf C. Binding

“The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.” — Arabian Proverb

“I can always tell which is the front end of a horse, but beyond that, my art is not above the ordinary.” — Mark Twain

“If the world was truly a rational place, men would ride sidesaddle.” — Rita Mae Brown

“When you’re young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re my age, you splatter.” — Roy Rogers

“Feeling down? Saddle up.”

“People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are.” — Marya Mannes

“A lovely horse is always an experience…. It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.” — Beryl Markham

“A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open.” — Gerald Raferty

“A pony is a childhood dream, a horse is an adulthood treasure.” — Rebecca Carroll

“I bless the hoss from hoof to head –
From head to hoof, and tale to mane! –
I bless the hoss, as I have said,
From head to hoof, and back again!
— James Whitcomb Riley

“My horse’s feet are as swift as rolling thunder
He carries me away from all my fears
And when the world threatens to fall asunder
His mane is there to wipe away my tears.”
— Bonnie Lewis

"You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle." -- William J. Clinton
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Popular Quotes and Sayings About Pigs

“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” — Winston Churchill

“What men call social virtue, good fellowship, is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter, which lie close together to keep each other warm.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Men are pigs. Too bad we own everything.” — Tim Allen

“I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” — Cyrus Ching

“Don’t give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.” — Irish Proverb

“Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn’t hiss or boo me. — James Dean

“Pigs are not that dirty. And they’re smart, strange little creatures. They just need love. ” — Shelly Duvall

“Man thrives where angels would die of ecstasy and where pigs would die of disgust.” — Kenneth Rexroth

"The means to gain happiness is to throw out from oneself like a spider in all directions an adhesive web of love, and to catch in it all that comes." -- Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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Spider Statements

“The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine!
Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.”
— Alexander Pope

“I have drunk, and seen the spider.” — William Shakespeare

“Our egos tells us we’re the only ones that have any kind of feelings. We’re the only ones with a relationship. We’re the only ones with family. You know, I think that if you kill a spider, there is a relationship that you’re ruining. There’s a conversation going on outside with the other spiders. ‘Did you hear about Chris?….Killed yeah….Sneaker. And now Stephanie has nine hundred babies to raise all alone. Well, she’s got her legs full I’ll tell you that right now. Chris was so kind, wouldn’t hurt a fly. It’s just been tough for them lately. They just lost their web last week. Those humans think they’re so smart. Let them try shooting silk out of their butt and see what they can make.'” — Ellen Degeneres

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"You really don't have to be young to find a friend in a teddy bear." -- Rachel Newman
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Teddy Bear Quotes and Phrases

“Teddy bears don’t need hearts as they are already stuffed with love.”

“A bear teaches us that if the heart is true, it doesn’t matter much if an ear drops off.” — Helen Exley

“I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me.” — A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

“Everything in life I share, except of course my teddy bear!”

“Bears need people. People need bears.” — Pam Brown

“Anyone who has looked a teddy bear in the face will recognize the friendly twinkle in his knowing look.” — Harold Nadolny

“Bears sleep by day. At night they stay awake to chase away bad dreams.” — Jesse O’Neil

“A teddy bear is your childhood wrapped up in faded yellow fur, and as such, he commands affection long after he is out grown.” — Pam Brown

“Teddy Bears are like keys . . . They’re always in the first place you think they’d be, and the last place you look.” — Garfield

“There’s just something about a Teddy Bear that’s impossible to explain. When you hold one in your arms, you get a feeling of love, comfort and security. It’s almost supernatural.” — James Ownby

“”A bear remains a bear – even when most of him has fallen off or worn away.” — Charlotte Gray

“Age simply doesn’t enter into it! The older the friend, the more he is valued, particularly when he shows so visibly the characteristics that we all look for in friends. You have only to look at a genuine teddy’s face to see at once the loyalty, common sense, and above all, dependability behind it.” — Peter Bull

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"The kind man feeds his beast before sitting down to dinner." -- Hebrew Proverb
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“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” — Martin Buber

“You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.” — Nora Ephron

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