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It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
I've never met an animal I didn't like, and I can't say the same thing about people.
With the demise of the biblical religions that have provided the American people with their core values since their country's inception, we are reverting to the pagan worldview. Trees and animals are venerated, while man is simply one more animal in the ecosystem - and largely a hindrance, not an asset.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
We're always on the side of the animal that's being chased. We always seem to be on the side of the rabbit or the fox and not on the side of the hounds.
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
There are a lot of people in the animal rights movement who can be very passionate and aggressive, and I applaud people's passion, but when people are judgmental and aggressive, all you end up doing is getting other people to turn away in irritation. To change people's minds, you have to respect the people you're talking to.
A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal.
Every unwanted animal ends up on my farm: alpacas and horses and dogs and cats and chickens and ducks and parrots and fish and guinea pigs.
Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of what he created.
All creatures tread across the rubble of ruined civilizations. The trick is to keep moving. No animal ever goes about dispensing shallow compassion.
Rita Mae Brown
There are a lot of obstacles in the way of our understanding animal intelligence - not the least being that we can't even agree whether nonhuman species are conscious. We accept that chimps and dolphins experience awareness; we like to think dogs and cats do. But what about mice and newts? What about a fly? Is anything going on there at all?
A committee is an animal with four back legs.
John le Carre
An animal that embarks on forming states without greatly restricting egoism will perish.
Now I'm no biologist, but it seems to make a lot of sense that slow lives, as well as being enjoyable, are long lives. One only has to think of the example of the tortoise for proof of this theory from the animal world.
Giraffes are completely tranquil - they have no predators as adults because there's not an animal in the jungle stupid enough to go for them.
I'd say that animal rights and environmental issues have always been at the forefront of my mind.
Robotics are beginning to cross that line from absolutely primitive motion to motion that resembles animal or human behavior.
J. J. Abrams
Everyone wants to pretend like they sprang out of the ground with an Animal Collective record in their hands and a David Bowie haircut, and that's just not the case. You discover these things gradually.
If we knew exactly what animal life was like before the fall into sin and knew what nature was like before the law of entropy invaded it, we would already be living in heaven.
Im an animal love, but I don't have the smarts to be a vet, or the heart to have been a vet cause I cry over any wounded animal.
If beauty isn't genius it usually signals at least a high level of animal cunning.
There are three attributes for which I am grateful to Fortune: that I was born, first, human and not animal; second, man and not woman; and third, Greek and not barbarian.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
Man is the only animal capable of reasoning, though many others possess the faculty of memory and instruction in common with him.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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