Quotes about Animals

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. George Eliot

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. Henrik Ibsen

The best thing about animals is that they don’t talk much. Thornton Wilder

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi

I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contained, I stand and look at them long and long. Walt Whitman

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. Immanuel Kant

It would seem as if the primitive Christian, by laying so much stress upon a future life in contradistinction to this life, and placing the lower creatures out of the pale of hope, placed them at the same time out of the pale of sympathy, and thus laid the foundation for this utter disregard of animals in the light of our fellow creatures. Thomas Arnold

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals. Brigitte Bardot

Physiological experiment on animals is justifiable for real investigation, but not for mere damnable and detestable curiosity. Charles Darwin

We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words. Anna Sewell

If I could do anything about the way people behave towards each other, I would, but since I can’t I’ll stick to the animals. Brigitte Bardot

Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view) consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. Milan Kundera