Famous Animal Quotes

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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

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

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 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

In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality....The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.

George Santayana

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.

Bertrand Russell

It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.

Simone de Beauvoir

It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.

Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (1950)

Knowing everything about a man doesn’t take as much time as knowing about an animal.

Vikrant Parsai

Liberty is to faction, what air is to fire, an ailment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be a less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.

James Madison, Federalist 10

Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.

C. S. Lewis

Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.

G. C. Lichtenberg

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

Bertrand Russell

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays (1950), "Outline of Intellectual Rubbish"

Man is a gregarious animal and much more so in his mind than in his body. A golden rule; judge men not by their opinions but by what their opinions have made of them.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Man is a make-believe animal - he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.

William Hazlitt

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.

Thomas Browne

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