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Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.

Author: Henry James (1843-1916)

Profession: American Author

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. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.

Author: Milan Kundera (1929)

Profession: Czech Author, Critic

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

Author: Ann Landers (1918)

Profession: American Advice Columnist

Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.

Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Profession: British Author

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.

Author: Joe E. Lewis

Profession: American Writer

Animals are considered as property only. To destroy or to abuse them, from malice to the proprietor, or with an intention injurious to his interest in them, is criminal. But the animals themselves are without protection. The law regards them not substantively. They have no RIGHTS!

Author: Shirley Lord

Profession: American Writer

Eagles do not beget Doves.

Author: Motto


The cow is of the bovine ilk: One end is moo, the other, milk.

Author: Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

Profession: American Humorous Poet

I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason -- as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

Happiness to a dog is what lies on the other side of a door.

Author: Charleton Jr. Ogburn


Four legs good, two legs bad.

Author: George Orwell (1903-1950)

Profession: British Author, ''Animal Farm''

In a few generations more, there will probably be no room at all allowed for animals on the earth: no need of them, no toleration of them. An immense agony will have then ceased, but with it there will also have passed away the last smile of the world's youth.

Author: Ouida (1838-1908)

Profession: British Writer

Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.

Author: Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866)

Profession: British Author

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, short-story Writer

An eagle does not catch flies.

Author: Proverb