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A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

Ogden Nash

A human being is always incomplete, if she/he does not respect animal rights as much as human rights. You can often judge a good and a bad human by his/her attitude, respect and treatment towards animals.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

A human being is an animal suspended in webs of significance which he himself has spun.

Clifford Geertz, "Cultural Anthropology" by Nanda

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.

Henry Louis Mencken

About the rhinoceros Here is an animal with a hide two feet think and no apparent interest in politics. What a waste.

Randolph Silliman Bourne

After several minutes of utterly dull conversation I began to think of her not as a woman but as a human, then not as a human but as an animal, then not as an animal but as a source of high-grade protein.

Mark Gooley

Also attending Saturday’s festivities were Ali MacGraw`s son, filmmaker Josh Evans, and his wife, actress Charis Michelsen-Evans. “I got teary-eyed,” Charis says about touring the sanctuary. “To see all the animals so happy, well, it just touches my heart.” (Interview at Best Friends animal sanctuary) [2008]

Charis Michelsen

At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning.

Martin Luther

But the animal has no veil. Dogs better treated than Afghan women. (Même l'animal n'a de voile. Chien mieux traité que l'afghane ?)

Charles de LEUSSE

Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest. They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking rules. Their evil look at such times is no human projection: the cat may be the only animal who savors the perverse or reflects upon it.

Camille Paglia

Contrary to popular belief, the most dangerous animal is not the lion or tiger or even the elephant. The most dangerous animal is a shark riding on an elephant, just trampling and eating everything they see.

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Do not be proud just because you have brute force, because an animal has brute force too! Either you be proud with your intellect and with your thoughts or be silent and sit down!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Each of us is incomplete compared to someone else -- an animal's incomplete compared to a person... and a person compared to God, who is complete only to be imaginary.

Georges Bataille

Every animal knows more than you do. Nez Perce

American Indian Proverb

Favorite animal: steak.

Fran Lebowitz

From one Soul of the Universe are all Souls derived. . .Of these Souls there are many changes, some into a more fortunate estate, and some quite contrary. . .Not all human souls but only the pious ones are divine. Once separated from the body, and after the struggle to acquire piety, which consists in knowing God and injuring none, such a soul becomes all intelligence. The impious soul, however, punishes itself by seeking a human body to enter into, for no other body can receive a human soul it cannot enter the body of an animal devoid of reason. Divine law preserves the human soul from such infamy. . .The soul passeth from form to form and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold. Thou puttest off thy bodies as raiment and as vesture dost thou fold them up. Thou art from old, O Soul of Man yea, thou art from everlasting.

Hermes

Here's a suggestion for a new animal, if some new ones get created or evolve something that stings you, then laughs at you.

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Human animal is considered the most valuable animal to enforce/ensure each others growth

GSAN

I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear When was I less by dying

Jalal ud-Din Rumi

I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

I hope some animal never bores a hole in my head and lays its eggs in my brain, because later you might think you're having a good idea but it's just eggs hatching.

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.

Enid Bagnold

If I come back as an animal in my next lifetime, I hope it's some type of parasite, because this is the part where I take it EASY

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you see an animal and you can't tell if it's a skunk or a cat, here's a good saying to help 'Black-and-white, stinks all right. Tabby-colored, likes a fella.'

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you turn your back on these people, you yourself are an animal. You may be a well-dressed animal, but you are nevertheless an animal.

Edward Irving Koch

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