Famous Animal Quotes

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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

Life is precious and dear to all beings, to humans as much as to our animal friends. We must treat our fellow animals with the respect and kind treatment they deserve. If the walls of slaughter-houses become transparent, metaphorically and/or literally, no one would ever dare to eat animals the way people are doing it today. We must appreciate and respect the fact that animals have the rights, as much as humans do.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

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.

Clive Staples Lewis

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 clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

Albert Schweitzer

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 hating rather than a loving animal.

Rebecca West

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

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Orson Welles

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde

Man is a social animal. Without society he is nothing but animal. Yet many consider themselves 'self made'.

B. J. Gupta

Man is a tool-using Animal. Nowhere do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.

Thomas Carlyle

Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.

Alexander Graham Bell

Man is an intellectual animal, therefore an everlasting contradiction to himself. His senses centre in himself, his ideas reach to the ends of the universe; so that he is torn in pieces between the two without the possibility of its ever being otherwise. A mere physical being or a pure spirit can alone be satisfied with itself.

Hazlitt

Man is by nature a political animal.

Aristotle

Man is so intelligent animal on earth that if he was empowered as much as God, he would start battling with him to get his position.

Vikrant Parsai

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