Animal Quotations


If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.

Marry me and I'll never look at another horse!
Groucho Marx

A dog is not 'almost human', and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
John Holmes

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
Groucho Marx

When I hear somebody talk about a horse or a cow being stupid, I figure it's a sure sign that animal has outfoxed them.
Tom Dorance

The old proverb about old dogs and new tricks only applies to certain people.
Daniel Pinkwater

You can tell a gelding, you can ask a mare, but you must discuss it with a stallion.

Many dogs will give a greeting grin much like a human smile.
Richard A. Wolters

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.

"as a first approximation, all animals are insects"
Robert, Lord May of Oxford, President of The Royal Society

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does.
Christopher Morley

It is fatal to let any dog know that he is funny, for he immediately loses his head and starts hamming it up.
P.J. Wodehouse

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Ann Landers

Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one.

A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue.

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

I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race. The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.
Mark Twain

Education isn't everything, for a start it isn't an elephant
Spike Milligan

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.
Ambrose Bierce

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

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

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

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
Henry David Thoreau

If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich.
African proverb

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark Twain

To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.
Mohandas Gandhi

Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friend.
George Bernard Shaw

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals.
Henry David Thoreau

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
George Orwell

Reverence for life is the ethic of love expanded to embrace the universe.
Albert Schweitzer

Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
Elizabeth Taylor

The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.

The fingerprint of God is often a pawprint.
Susan Chernak McElroy

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Anatole France

My little dog -- a heartbeat at my feet.
Edith Wharton

A dog maybe a man's best friend but a horse made history

No heaven will not ever Heaven be;
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.
Sue Murphy

To err is human, to forgive, canine.

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

When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.
Edward Abbey

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
Andrew A. Rooney