If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.
Hurt no living thing: Ladybird, nor butterfly, Nor moth with dusty wing
I will neither yield to the song of the siren nor the voice of the hyena, the tears of the crocodile nor the howling of the wolf.
A man recovers best from his exceptional nature--his intellectuality--by giving his animal instincts a chance.
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.
Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity - these are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them. They hide nothing. They are not ashamed.
I always thought a dog-lover was a dog who loved another dog.
God's creatures, great and small ... eat them one, eat them all.
Fierce and poisonous animals were created for terrifying man, in order that he might be made aware of the final judgment in hell.
The best thing about animals is they don't talk much.
We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves.
I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.
I am struck by the way people behave on the Tube. They look at each other beadily and inquisitively, and something goes on in their thoughts which must be equivalent to the way dogs and other animals, when they meet, sniff each other's arses and nuzzle each other's fur.
We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say - and to feel - ''Yes, that's the way it is, or at least that's the way I feel it. You're not as alone as you thought.'
Mankind are animals that makes bargains, no other animal does this.
Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
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.
All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.
Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.
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