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Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.

Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.
Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
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.
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
If it wasn't for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.
The better I know men the more I admire dogs.
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
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!
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.
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.
From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
What an ugly beast the ape, and how like us.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
They do not sweat and whine about their condition, they do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, they do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago.
A fence should be horse high, hog tight and bull strong.
Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals, love them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more.
What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.
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.
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
The best thing about animals is they don't talk much.
A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.
What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.
No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor, but honest.
Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
The fatter the flea the leaner the dog.
An eagle does not catch flies.
The owl of ignorance lays the egg of pride.
Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.
Four legs good, two legs bad.
Happiness to a dog is what lies on the other side of a door.
The cow is of the bovine ilk: One end is moo, the other, milk.

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