29 Quotes About Kindness To Animals (Inspiring & Handpicked)

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To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.

– Mahatma Gandhi

There’s a lot that we can learn from animals. Yet, humans are able to inflict lot of cruelty to animals. These quotes will help you see why we need to be more kind to animals. Animals are our friends, and we should all treat them as such.

In this roundup, I’ve hand-picked 29 of the best quotes on being kind to animals. Hopefully, these quotes will inspire you – or others – to treat animals as they treat us: with respect and kindness.

29 Handpicked Quotes About Being Kind To Animals

1. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.Josh Billings

2. Perhaps the greatest gift an animal has to offer is a permanent reminder of who we really are.Nick Trout, Love Is The Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian About Hope, Humility, And Everyday Miracles

3. 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

4. Whoever said you can’t buy Happiness forgot little puppies.Gene Hill

Lots of people talk to animals…Not very many listen though…that’s the problem.

– A.A. Milne

5. Lots of people talk to animals…Not very many listen though…that’s the problem.A.A. Milne

6. Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.Amy Sedaris, Simple Times: Crafts For Poor People

7. Do you know why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan It’s because they know what it’s like to be treated like an animal.Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

8. 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

Animals are a window to your soul and a doorway to your spiritual destiny. If you let them into your life and allow them to teach you, you will be better for it.

– Kim Shotola

9. Animals are a window to your soul and a doorway to your spiritual destiny. If you let them into your life and allow them to teach you, you will be better for it.Kim Shotola, The Soul Watchers: Animals’ Quest To Awaken Humanity

10. May all that have life be delivered from suffering.Buddha

11. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.Mark Twain

12. Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.George Bernard Shaw

The fate of animals is of far greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous.

– Emile Zola

13. The fate of animals is of far greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous.Emile Zola

14. Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.Alfred A. Montapert

15. The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.Dimitri Merejkowski, Romance Of Leonard Da Vinci

16. Man, do not pride yourself on your superiority to the animals, for they are without sin, while you, with all your greatness, you defile the earth wherever you appear and leave an ignoble trail behind you — and that is true, alas, for almost every one of us.Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.

– Paul Mccartney

17. You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.Paul Mccartney

18. Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red

19. My philosophy when it came to pets was much like that of having children You got what you got, and you loved them unconditionally regardless of whatever their personalities or flaws turned out to be. .Gwen Cooper, Homer’S Odyssey

20. If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit’s eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson’s eyes and ask him if it hurts.Ellen Degeneres, My Point… And I Do Have One

We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.

– Farley Mowat

21. We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf: The Amazing True Story Of Life Among Arctic Wolves

22. Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis Of Morality

23. Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.Mark Twain

24. Animals don’t hate, and we’re supposed to be better than them.Elvis Presley

To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.

– Mahatma Gandhi

25. To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.Mahatma Gandhi

26. Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.Dean Koontz, False Memory

27. 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

28. Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.George Bernard Shaw

Never break a promise to an animal. They’re like babies – they won’t understand.

– Tamora Pierce, Wild Magic

29. Never break a promise to an animal. They’re like babies—they won’t understand.Tamora Pierce, Wild Magic

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