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Quotes on Animals

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
- Martin Buber
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
- James Anthony Froude
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
- Anatole France
Only animals were not expelled from Paradise.
- Milan Kundera
If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
- Leo Tolstoy
Animals are not humans with reduced capacities. They have their own capacities, their own spectrum of aptitudes and behaviors.
- Jean Kazez
Shall we, because we walk on our hind feet, assume to ourselves only the privilege of imperishability?
- George Eliot
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.
- Dalai Lama