100+ Best Animal Love Quotes That Will Touch Your Heart

Inspirational animal quotes will brighten up your day and remind you loyalty, unconditional love, compassion and gratitude.

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Famous Animal Love Quotes

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral. – Leo Tolstoy

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. – James Herriot

Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life. – James Cromwell

Cats are angels with fur. – Sark

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. – George Eliot

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

If ever you feel like an animal among men, be a lion. – Criss Jami

You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish. – Chevy Chase

Anyone can learn how to communicate with animals if they are open to the process and willing to practice. – Karen A Anderson

Animals are my friends, and I don’t eat my friends. – George Bernard Shaw

We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth. – Henry Beston

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. – Martin Buber

Time spent with cats is never wasted. – Sigmund Freud

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly. – Richard Bach

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. – Alice Walker

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

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. – Charles de Gaulle

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

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

I really love pets. They’re like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can’t fool them. – Donna Douglas

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. – Milan Kundera

We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself. – Farley Mowat

Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans. – Robert Wagner

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich. – Louis Sabin

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

Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period. – Frances Wright

I call my horses ‘divine mirrors’—they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that. – Allan Hamilton

Most pets display so many humanlike traits and emotions it’s easy to forget they’re not gifted with the English language and then get snubbed when we talk to them and they don’t say anything back. – Stephenie Geist

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. – Jules Renard

It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests. – Buddha

Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge. – Jerry Seinfeld

One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home. – Pam Brown

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem. – A.A. Milne

To me, a cat is an easy pet, they don’t need any spoiling or looking after. – Karl Pilkington

I’m doubtful about the temper of your flamingo. Shall I try the experiment? – Lewis Carroll

I am a huge animal lover. I prefer to rescue any of the pets that I have had. – A J Mclean

How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul. – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it. – Amy Sedaris

The future is a fog that is still hanging out over the sea, a boat that floats home or does not. – Anne Sexton

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

Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet. – Marc Bekoff

I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did, I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals. – Gary Larson

He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to. – Laura Adams Armer

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. – Colette

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. – Albert Schweitzer

Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think a great deal more than we know. – Irene M. Pepperberg

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. – Emily Dickinson

Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind’s capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don’t; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us. – Matthew Scully

I know that the human being and the fish can coexist peacefully. – George W. Bush

It’s difficult to understand why people don’t realize that pets are gifts to mankind. – Linda Blair

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich. – Louis Sabin

Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do. – Gregory Maguire

We have three cats. It’s like having children, but there is no tuition involved. – Ron Reagan

For centuries poets, some poets, have tried to give a voice to the animals, and readers, some readers, have felt empathy and sorrow. If animals did have voices, and they could speak with the tongues of angels—at the very least with the tongues of angels—they would be unable to save themselves from us. What good would language do? Their mysterious otherness has not saved them, nor have their beautiful songs and coats and skins and shells and eyes. – Joy Williams

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail. – Fran Lebowitz

Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky. – John Grogan

The other mammoths were as protective of the dying as they were of newborns, and they gathered around tying to make the fallen one get up. When all was over, they buried the dead ancestor under piles of dirt, grass, leaves, or snow. Mammoths were even known to bury other dead animals, including humans. – Jean M. Auel

I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time. – Neil Gaiman

Because we have viewed other animals through the myopic lens of our self-importance, we have misperceived who and what they are. Because we have repeated our ignorance, one to the other, we have mistaken it for knowledge. – Tom Regan

Sitting on the floor of a room in Japan, looking out on a small garden with flowers blooming and dragonflies hovering in space, I suddenly felt as if I had been too long above my boots. – Mark Tobey

Dogs really are perfect soldiers. They are brave and smart; they can smell through walls, see in the dark, and eat Army rations without complaint. – Susan Orlean

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. – Immanuel Kant

Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral. – Charles Darwin

I think there’s something great and generic about goldfish. They’re everybody’s first pet. – Paul Rudd

Animals are the bridge between us and the beauty of all that is natural. They show us what’s missing in our lives, and how to love ourselves more completely and unconditionally. They connect us back to who we are, and to the purpose of why we’re here. – Trisha McCagh

Animals are not property or things but rather living organisms, subjects of a life, who are worthy of our compassion, respect, friendship, and support. – Marc Bekoff

Maybe it’s animalness that will make the world right again: the wisdom of elephants, the enthusiasm of canines, the grace of snakes, the mildness of anteaters. Perhaps being human needs some diluting. – Carol Emshwiller

Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. – Orhan Pamuk

o see ten thousand animals untamed and not branded with the symbols of human commerce is like scaling an unconquered mountain for the first time, or like finding a forest without roads or footpaths, or the blemish of an axe. You know then what you had always been told — that the world once lived and grew without adding machines and newsprint and brick-walled streets and the tyranny of clocks. – Beryl Markham

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. – Robert Benchley

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. – Winston Churchill

The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog. – M.K. Clinton

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. – Immanuel Kant

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. – Napoleon Bonaparte

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. – Jean Cocteau

Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later. – Mary Bly

The mountains have always been here, and in them, the bears. – Rick Bass

Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive, funny and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care as we do to children. – Michael Morpurgo

A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower. – Kin Hubbard

Sometimes, your pet picks you. – Julie Wenzel

My relationships with my cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance. – William S. Burroughs

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. – Chinese Proverb

You are sitting in peace (unharmed): as the nose of a cow that feeds among thorntrees and shows no scars. – African Proverbs

Be kind to all pets and animals because they will be kind back to you. – Wesley Porter

Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause. – Bruce Feiler

You learn in this business: If you want a friend, get a dog. – Carl Icahn

The fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself. – Ramakrishna

Those who love dogs, know something about God. – Fakeer Ishavardas

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. – Arnold H. Glasgow

Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way. – Quentin Tarantino

What greater gift than the love of a cat? – Charles Dickens

Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it. – Rod McKuen

I’d like to be like a hummingbird. You see them every now and then. You don’t see them everywhere. — Shailene Woodley

I’ve met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. – Hippolyte Taine

Indeed, there is nothing on this earth more peaceful than a sleeping, purring cat. – Jonathon Scott Payne

Birds teach us something very important: To whatever height you rise, you will finally come down to the ground! – Mehmet Murat ildan

Happiness is a warm puppy. – Charles M. Schulz

Not all eagles can be trained, but those who take to life with a master display intense loyalty. Although they are not tethered, they always return after killing their prey. — Stephen Kinzer

There’s a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around. – Dick Dale

Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be. – Konrad Lorenz

In a world gone mad, we will not spank the monkey, but the monkey will spank us. – Unknown

Pets reflect you like mirrors. When you are happy, you can see your dog smiling and when you are sad, your cat cries. – Munia Khan

Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties. – Walter Lionel George

Owls are wise. They are careful and patient. Wisdom precludes boldness. That is why owls make poor heroes. — Patrick Rothfuss

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. – Gilda Radner

Most of the venomous snakes bite pretty readily. — Craig Rudolph

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

If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them. – Pam Brown

As far as what I’m afraid of, I hate spiders. I’m pretty good at being not afraid of almost anything, except for spiders. – Josh Hutcherson

All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it. – Samuel Butler

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. – Max Eastman

A tiger does not shout its tigritude, it acts. – Wole Soyinka

The cat is there when you call her – if she doesn’t have something better to do. – Bill Alder

We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory it’s theirs. – Peter Benchley

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. – Robert Lynd

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

I believe all animals were created by God to help keep man Alive. – Iwao Fujita

It is rewarding beyond words to rescue a dog from the shelter and have that dog become part of your family. – Jenna Morasca

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

If a picture wasn’t going very well, I’d put a puppy in it. – Norman Rockwell

When I start a movie, the first day, I feel like a duck. – Penelope Cruz

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain. – Douglas Coupland