73 Animal Lover Quotes and Sayings for Pets Lovers

Looking for the best animal lover quotes and sayings? We’ve compiled a list of the best quotes about animal love for you.

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Animal Lover Quotes and Sayings

I love animals, sometimes more than people, because they don’t judge. All they want is love. ~ H.J. Lawson.

My dog ain’t worth a plug nickel, but I wouldn’t take a million dollars for him. ~ Heather Buchanan.

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

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

My favorite type of pet has always been a dog. They’re loyal, kind and offer endless affection. ~ Brendon Urie.

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

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

Lots of people talk to animals…not very many listen though…that’s the problem. ~ Benjamin Hoff.

To me, the only good cage is an empty cage. ~ Lawrence Anthony.

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. ~ George Eliot.

All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human, he wasn’t a dog. ~ Charles M. Schulz.

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

My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a Collie, but I am a Presbyterian. This is what my mother told me; I do not know these nice distinctions myself. ~ Mark Twain.

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

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. ~ Jules Reynard.

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.

Best Animal Lover Quotes and Sayings

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

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

Never be embarrassed by how much you care about animals and how they’re treated. ~ Stephanie Feldstein.

What I am interested in with birds, just as I am with spiders or monkeys, is what they do and why they do it. ~ David Attenborough.

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

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

An animal is, properly speaking, a soul; I do not say an immortal soul. And yet, when I come to consider the positions this poor little beast and I myself occupy in the scheme of things, I recognize in both exactly the same right to immortality. ~ Anatole France.

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

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

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. ~ Ricky Gervais.

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.

Most pets display so many human-like 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.

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

Top Animal Lover Quotes and Sayings

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

They are more beautiful than anything in the world, kinetic sculptures, perfect form in motion. ~ Kate Milett.

Horses are humanity’s best friends. They have done everything for us, their friends. Think about war. Think about bad weather. Think about the Wild West in America. What would they have done without the horse? ~ George Theodorescu.

With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity and courage that cats have, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats? ~ Fernand Mery.

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

Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world. ~ Josephine Demott Robinson.

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

She moved through the garden in glory, because She had very long claws at the end of her paws. Her back was arched, her tail was high, A green fire glared in her vivid eye; And all the Toms, though never so bold, Quailed at the martial Marigold. ~ Richard Garnett.

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~ Winston Churchill.

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Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes! ~ Theophile Gautier.

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in a garden. ~ Robert Southey.

Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes! ~ Theophile Gautier.

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

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

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.

Popular Animal Lover Quotes and Sayings

No man is so poor that he can’t afford to keep one dog, and I’ve seen them so poor that they could afford to keep three. ~ Josh Billings.

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.

You don’t sweat to struggle free, Work in rags and rotting breeches. Puppy, have a laugh at me, Digging in the ditches. ~ Louis Untermeyer.

I quickly found that with dogs, with running them, it is no hands for the musher and all hands, eyes, mind, soul—everything for the dogs. ~ Gary Paulsen.

My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet. ~ Edith Wharton.

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch. ~ Leo Dworken.

Zoos are becoming facsimiles – or perhaps caricatures – of how animals once were in their natural habitat. ~ Michael J. Fox.

There is moreover something magnificent, a kind of majesty in his whole frame, which exalts his rider with pride as he outstrips the wind in his course. ~ Paulus Jovius.

The great 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.

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

He’s an animal lover… People he don’t like so much. ~ Mark Twain.

Animals are a window to your soul and a doorway to your spiritual destiny. ~ Kim Shotola.

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

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.

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.

I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source. ~ Doris Day.

Famous Animal Lover Quotes and Sayings

I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contained, I stand and look at them long and long. ~ Walt Whitman.

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

I’m not an animal lover if that means you think things are nice if you can pat them, but I am intoxicated by animals. ~ David Attenborough.

Those who love horses are impelled by an ever-receding vision, some enchanted transformation through which the horse and the rider become a third, much greater thing. ~ Thomas McGuane.

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

Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. ~ George Eliot.

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

There on the tips of fair fresh flowers feedeth he; How joyous his neigh,… there in the midst of sacred pollen hidden, all hidden he; how joyous is neigh. ~ Navajo Song.

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. ~ Henry Beston.

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.

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.

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

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 assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer.


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