Quotation Explorer - 'Animal'

It is hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature. - Samuel Butler
Before hurting an animal, feel her pain and see her tears. Then question your conscience. - Debasish Mridha
One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Oscar Wilde
More often than not, a statist's argument against Anarchism boils down to an unwillingness to take control and responsibility for their own lives, actions, and communities. The sad truth is that the human animal has been domesticated to the point where it actually fears Liberty. - Dane Whalen
If an animal does something, we call it instinct. If we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence. - Will Cuppy
Animal are more modern because they don't wear anything...!!! - M.Rehan Behleem
Man is by nature a political animal. - Aristotle
Man is the result of slow growth; that is why he occupies the position he does in animal life. What does a pup amount to that has gained its growth in a few days or weeks, beside a man who only attains it in as many years. - Alexander Graham Bell
Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and esthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one. - Edward Abbey
Humans hunt and kill maneaters.What if animals hunted animal eaters?! - Manoj Vaz
Killing an animal to make a coat is sin. It wasn't meant to be, and we have no right to do it. A woman gains status when she refuses to see anything killed to be put on her back. Then she's truly beautiful. - Doris Day
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them. - Samuel Butler
Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied. - Henry George
CUNNING, n. The faculty that distinguishes a weak animal or person from a strong one. It brings its possessor much mental satisfaction and great material adversity. An Italian proverb says: "The furrier gets the skins of more foxes than asses." - Ambrose Bierce
If you look up 'Intelligence' in the new volumes of the Encyclopeadia Britannica, you'll find it classified under the following three heads: Intelligence, Human; Intelligence, Animal; Intelligence, Military. My stepfather's a perfect specimen of Intelligence, Military. - Aldous Huxley
All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal. - John Steinbeck
Artists and intellectuals are not he same animal. This causes a great deal of confusion. Our schools teach educate us intellectually but not artistically. We learn to deconstruct art, not construct it. - Julia Cameron
What separates man from animal is not the things we build or the ideas we stand behind. Its our ability to kill from a distance that makes us different - Peyton J Glenn
Music is the primordial language of life. That is why we love it so much. Actually every animal can hear and understand music better than we do. - Debasish Mridha
Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of what he created. - Jacob Bronowski
Sex and excretion are reminders that anyone's claim to round-the-clock dignity is tenuous. The so-called rational animal has a desperate drive to pair up and moan and writhe. - Steven Pinker
I want to sleep. To find a safe place somewhere, and close my eyes, and rest, like an animal. That is what I am. An animal. Living from moment to moment, day to day, trying to make sense of the world in which I find myself. - S.J. Watson
If you can cull an animal, or kill a human , and sleep well, does not mean you are any more well than a sick animal. - Fakeer Ishavardas
The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domesticated animal
Capote I truly loathed. The way you might loathe an animal. A filthy animal that has found its way into the house. - Gore Vidal
The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: 'What good is it? - Aldo Leopold
Man is the cruelest animal. - Friedrich Nietzsche
You can know an animal - or a person, for that matter - in an instant, really, though your understanding can go on unfolding for years. - Mark Doty
All porn stars on Animal Farm are equal but some porn scenes are more unequal than others. - Brian Spellman
To fill your heart with love, just love an innocent animal. - Debasish Mridha
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. - Ogden Nash
The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position - Christine Stevens
Man is the only animal that contemplates death, and also the only animal that shows any sign of doubt of its finality. - William Ernest Hocking
The animals of the planet are in desperate peril... Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen. - Alice Walker
The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness, can be trained to do most things. - Jilly Cooper
The human is the only animal on earth that pays a thousand times for the same mistake. The rest of the animals pay only once for every mistake they make. But not us. We have a powerful memory. We make a mistake, we judge ourselves, we find ourselves guilty, and we punish ourselves. - Miguel Ruiz
The right to lead a life free of fear is a fundamental right of all living beings. But this fundamental right is being brutally violated by humans in animal testing, meat and dairy industry, circus, zoos, aquariums, and sports. - Ama H. Vanniarachchy
We are, perhaps uniquely among the earth’s creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take the idea of dying, unable to sit still. - Lewis Thomas
To get the attention of a large animal, be it an elephant or a bureaucracy, it helps to know what part of it feels pain. Be very sure, though, that you want its full attention.
Using information about animal behavior to justify social or political ideology is wrong . . . People need to be able to make decisions about their lives without having to worry about keeping up with the bonobos. - Marlene Zuk
Out there is South Dakota," Kitch had said, "Matt said they treated Fern like some kind of animal. - Karen Joy Fowler
He shot everything that moved in a blind fury. It was as if he were floating outside his body, his flesh acting on pure animal instinct. To kill or be killed. It was exhilarating. - Rebecca M. Gibson
El hombre depresivo es el animal laborans que se explota a mismo voluntariamente, sin coacción externa. - Byung Chul Han
Winning and Loosing is a part of game,Arrogance is the animal you need to tame,Conscience is the thing which can get you fame,Oh GOD !! please help me to do the same. - Rajinder Singh Gill
Sometimes you want to stay with someone, not only because it's magic and it's promising and it feels like home; but sometimes you find someone and you want to stay with him (or her)—because you're the same kind of animal. - C. JoyBell C.
The scientific name for an animal that doesn't either run from or fight its enemies is lunch. - Michael Friedman
There is in each person, in every animal, bird and plant a star which mirrors, matches or is in some sense the same as a star in the heavens. - Paracelsus
The horse is by Nature a very lazy animal whose idea of heaven is an enormous field of lush grass in which he can graze undisturbed until his belly is full, and after a pleasant doze can start filling himself up all over again. - Captain Elwin Hartley Edwards
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile. - Albert Schweitzer
Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to. - Mark Twain
If there really is a definable 6th sense, it would be the natural connection and the ability of communication between man and animal - Justin Southwick
If you have to pray and sacrifice an animal to purify your heart, that is not a prayer. That is pure hatred. - Debasish Mridha
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
No-one will be able to make us believe that man is a sublimated animal once we can show that within him there is a repressed angel. - Viktor E. Frankl
HIPPOGRIFF, n. An animal (now extinct) which was half horse and half griffin. The griffin was itself a compound creature, half lion and half eagle. The hippogriff was actually, therefore, a one-quarter eagle, which is two dollars and fifty cents in gold. The study of zoology is full of surprises. - Ambrose Bierce
We are living in a moment where we have broken the equilibrium of the planet. We are not paying attention to our intuitive side. We only pay attention to our reason. We have become an urban animal - Sebastião Salgado
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor. - Thomas Jefferson
It is a total mystery how we evolved minds capable of piloting cars through wild maneuvers using a wrist to steep while shouting at a cell phone. The creationists are fools for focusing on animal evolution. Darwin explains nature! He has more difficulty explaining us. - David Brin
Gradually my whole concept of time changed until I thought of a month as having twenty-five days of humanness and five others when I might just as well have been an animal in a steel trap. - Florence King
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. - H. L. Mencken
PIG, n. An animal (_Porcus omnivorus_) closely allied to the human race by the splendor and vivacity of its appetite, which, however, is inferior in scope, for it sticks at pig. - Ambrose Bierce
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. - Ellen DeGeneres
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
If any religion allows you to torture animals or sacrifice an animal for the sake of procuring god’s favor, then that is not a religion. It is an absurd practice of inhumanity. - Debasish Mridha
A woman's love for a man is half animal passion and half hate. The more a woman loves a man, the more she hates him. - Jed Rubenfeld
Answer me, you who believe that animals are only machines. Has nature arranged for this animal to have all the machinery of feelings only in order for it not to have any at all? - Voltaire
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think. - Arthur Schopenhauer
We must beware the revenge of the starved senses, the embittered animal in its prison. - J.B. Priestley
The world is filled with love-play, from animal lust to sublime compassion. - Alan W. Watts
MONKEY, n. An arboreal animal which makes itself at home in genealogical trees. - Ambrose Bierce
The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of "Ten Best".
Any member introducing a dog into the Society's premises shall be liable to a fine of one pound. Any animal leading a blind person shall be deemed to be a cat.
El hombre se eleva sobre el animal al arriesgar la vida, no al darla, por eso la humanidad acuerda superioridad al sexo que mata y no al que engendra. - Simone de Beauvoir
Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun. - Clifford Geertz
A world where no animal is afraid of humans and no human is afraid of other humans will a place of infinite divinity! - Mehmet Murat ildan
My favorite animal is steak. - Fran Lebowitz
Man is the only animal that blushes -- or needs to. - Mark Twain
When a man is at peace he is a man, when angry he is an animal. - Amit Kalantri
If you want to know where you would have stood on slavery before the Civil War, don’t look at where you stand on slavery today. Look at where you stand on animal rights. - Paul Watson
I'm not really sure what makes a book a 'classic' to begin with, but I think it has to be at least fifty years old and some person or animal has to die at the end. - Jeff Kinney
You freaking bit me," I said, my voice hoarse. "You're lucky I don't call animal control. - Jayde Scott
I once took a poo in the woods while hunched over like an animal. It was AWESOME. - Drew Barrymore
Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he _becomes_ polite. - Jean Kerr
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
A human being is an animal suspended in webs of significance which he himself has spun.
How you treat an animal often shows your true color. - Debasish Mridha
If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere. - Groucho Marx
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
A man who learns complicated things from animals is a clever man, but an animal who learns complicated things from men is a genius animal! - Mehmet Murat ildan
An animal will conquer others. A Spirit-filled man conquers himself self-discipline, self-control. - Mark Driscoll
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. - Anatole France
The only difference between a human and animal is that a Human can worship God but Animal can't. Fulfill the purpose for which actually you have taken birth. - Aakash Sharma
Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires. - Alexander Graham Bell
Our behavior is human with a sliver of animal, our souls animal with a sliver of human. - Carrie Latet
In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined. - Thomas Szasz
Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be. - William Hazlitt
One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal an get away with it. - Margaret Mead
A postsexist environment is not something that animal liberationists need passively await, in the meantime deferring to present sexism in the manner of our presentation. - Brian Luke
Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
An animal in pain is the saddest thing on Earth. - Sanober Khan
Man is the only animal on earth intelligent enough to invent God and foolish enough to believe in Him. - Manoj Vaz
Because the golden egg gleamedin my basket once, though my childhoodbecame an immense sheet of darkening waterI was Noah, and I was his ark,and there were two of every animal inside me - Mark Doty
The barriers between animal and human come down very easily. We belong to a single great family, and if we are lonely and unhappy we gladly accept the friendship of our distant relations. - Marlen Haushofer
One simple test of the claim that the pleasure in the world outweighs the pain…is to compare the feelings of an animal that is devouring another with those of the animal being devoured. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Chameleon Is The Animal Which Change According To Surrounding, Feature Similar To Human - Ax-n Arshed
Ingratitude makes man an animal, even worse, for some animals do have a way of saying thank you when you do them a favor; take a dog for instance. - Paul Bamikole
All the habits of Man are evil. And above all, no animal must ever tyrannise over his own kind. Weak or strong, clever or simple, we are all brothers. No animal must ever kill any other animal. All animals are equal. - George Orwell
I died as a mineral and became a plant,I died as a plant and rose to animal,I died as an animal and I was Man.Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? - Jalaluddin Rumi
When animals behave like humans or when humans behave like animals, don’t be surprised because in every animal there is a human and in every human there is an animal! - Mehmet Murat ildan
When an animal comes between the lion and its prey, the animal first becomes the prey before the main prey. - Uzoma Nnadi
Tell me, Mr. Bennet, how can we amuse you during your visit? Do you hunt? Lady Catherine was spooning her turtle soup, blowing delicately to cool it.I am certain an animal would sooner die of laughter than gunshot wound if I even made the attempt. - Karen V. Wasylowski
Business code is an artificially invented feigned disguise of our animal senses. - Ilana Mack
No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation. - Fran Lebowitz
Man...is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures. - Plato
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
Animal fight to defend their bodies. Humans curse to defend their imagination of themselves. - Devdutt Pattanaik
The influence of animal or vegetable life on matter is infinitely beyond the range of any scientific inquiry hitherto entered on. - Lord Kelvin
Incidentally, although the Cistercians did much to improve the quality of sheep, the animal remained much smaller than its modern descendants; as late as the early eighteenth century a sheep wasn't much bulkier than a Labrador Dog. - Clarissa Dickson Wright
I hate metaphors. That’s why my favorite book is Moby Dick. No frou-frou symbolism. Just a good, simple tale about a man who hates an animal. - Ron Swanson
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. - William Ralph Inge
Probe deeply enough, under the slickest façade of confidence, and you tapped a vein of self-doubt or a hidden fear. Irrational fears and baseless doubts, many of them, but that was precisely why constant reassurance was necessary to the human animal. - Barbara Michaels
Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.
Culture is a symbolic veil with which we hide our animal nature from ourselves and other animals. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we've got to do it right. We've got to give those animals a decent life and we've got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect. - Temple Grandin
We have may teachers, animal, vegetable and mineral - Jimmy Videle
I've broken an arm before, but no one wanted to shoot me!' Suzie says. 'I mean, when you go to the emergency room I hope to God the doctors don't decide it might cost too much to care for.' -Suzie Schwab co-owner of East Maui Animal Refuge - Toni Polancy
There is no chronic disease to be found among fish and animal life in the sea that compares to those on land.It is also known that all land animals develop arteriosclerosis, yet sea animals have never been diagnosed as arteriosclerotic. - Maynard Murray
How, given the canine teeth and close-set eyes that declare the human animal to be a predator, had we come up with the notion that oat bran is more natural to eat than chicken? - Valerie Martin
A kitten is, in the animal world, what a rosebud is in the garden. - Robert Sowthey
Animal is animal. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve. - Erich Fromm
Man is a hating rather than a loving animal. - Rebecca West
If there is anything unique about the human animal, it is that it has the ability to grow knowledge at an accelerating rate while being chronically incapable of learning from experience. - John N. Gray
Wars are the strongest evidence for the claim that man is still a wild animal. - Mehmet Murat ildan
No Animal is as long as longest Tree, No Tree is as high as highest Mountain, No Mountain is as big as the Sky,No Sky is as large as the Space,No Space is as big as the Universe, Who know's the list beyond..But one thing is certain, there is always a next level which exists! - JKJaiswal
Using love as a bait and replacing respect with ego-pampering makes you a skillful social animal; unfortunately, all kinds of animals are less evolved than human beings. Would you like to evolve? - Saurabh Sharma
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
Man may be considered as a superior species of animal who produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Orson Welles
It is unfortunate that when you want to make some people feel like human beings, they begin to take you as an animal. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Great," Shane said. "Look i'd rather not be on janitorial duty. I have allergies to cleaners.""And to cleaning," Michael said."Look who's talking, Didn't the do one of those Animal Planet documentaries about the roaches in your room? - Rachel Caine
But then arises the doubt, can the mind of man, which has, as I fully believe been developed from a mind as low as that possessed by the lowest animal, be trusted when it draws such grand conclusions? - Charles Darwin
That night she dreamed of the deer. Strangely, the animal was holding her. She cuddled close into the soft fur and touched and kissed it gently. In the morning her pillow was wet with tears. - Julie Andrews Edwards
OBSTINATE, adj. Inaccessible to the truth as it is manifest in the splendor and stress of our advocacy. The popular type and exponent of obstinacy is the mule, a most intelligent animal. - Ambrose Bierce
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.
I don't know if the presidential candidates are running for the White House or Animal House. - Bob Hope
Religion is still useful among the herd - that it helps their orderly conduct as nothing else could. The crude human animal is in-eradicably superstitious, and there is every biological reason why they should be. Take away his Christian god and saints, and he will worship something else... - H.P. Lovecraft
God is all that exists. Every stone, flower, tree, animal and human being are on a spiritual journey to recognize their true self, their divine essence. - Swami Dhyan Giten
We talk of wild animals but man is the only wild animal. It is man that has broken out. All other animals are tame animals; following the rugged respectability of the tribe or type. - G.K. Chesterton
HYDRA, n. A kind of animal that the ancients catalogued under many heads. - Ambrose Bierce
You can never hurt anyone without hurting yourself. Never hurt an innocent, loving, and kind animal. - Debasish Mridha
Injustice happened to animals as they born an animal, you are born as man what else do you need ? - Amit Kalantri
¡Qué animal tan interesante el hombre, amigo Ojeda!... Como bestia de razón, conoce la enormidad del peligro mejor que las otras bestias; pero vive alegre, porque dispone del olvido, y tiene además la certeza de que existe una Providencia sin otra ocupación que vivir por él. - Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
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