List Of Proverbs With Animals

List Of Proverbs With Animals

Sayings about Animals

Do not eat before you have fed your animal. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Better to be watched by a wild animal than a nosey man. ~ Berber Proverb

Every animal knows more than you do. ~ American Proverbs

The kind man feeds his beast before sitting down to dinner. ~ Hebrew Proverb

It takes two days to learn everything about a man; to know animals you will need more time. ~ Iranian Proverbs

An animal’s end is slaughter. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

The flesh of a young animal tastes flat. ~ Congolese Proverb

Man is the only animal who can be skinned twice. ~ United States Proverb

A mule driver is not aware of the stink of his animals. ~ Yemeni Proverbs

One ass calls the other a pack animal.~ Yiddish Proverbs

The mountains are never so far apart but the animals find one another. ~ American Proverb

The zebra told the white horse, “I am white,” and told the black horse, “I am actually black.” ~ African Proverb

If there were no elephant in the jungle, the buffalo would be a great animal. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

Sometimes the cry of the animal is worse than the animal itself. ~ French Proverb

Quotations about Animals

Animals are not property or “things” but rather living organisms, subjects of a life, who are worthy of our compassion, respect, friendship, and support. ~ Marc Bekoff

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. ~ Winston Churchill Quotes

Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it. ~ Georg Hegel

If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals. ~ Leo Tolstoy

Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills. ~ Voltaire Quotes

Animals are like people because people are animals. ~ Barbara T. Gates

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Our many domestic animals have played an important role in the civilization of man. Without them, especially the dog, the horse, the cow, and the sheep, man’s development onward and upward would have been slow and uncertain. ~ C. W. Burkett

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. ~ James Herriot

Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal. ~ Anatole France

You should never name an animal which is not yours to keep, or which you intend to eat. ~ Deborah Boliver Boehm

Anyone would be hard pressed to put forth that animals are not perfect creations of God; they are just different types of creations. ~ Sylvia Browne

Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this — one dog does not change a bone with another. ~ Adam Smith

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. ~ Aristotle

Animals are like little angels sent to earth to teach us how to love. They don’t get angry or play silly games. They are always there for us. ~ Whitney Mandel

Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other. ~ Charles Lamb

Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men’s bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind. ~ Malcolm De Chazal

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. ~ Joseph Addison

Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal. ~ Charles Darwin Quotes

I think I could turn and live with animals; they are so placid and self-contained. I stand and look at them long and long. ~ Walt Whitman

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. ~ Martin Buber

In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined. ~ Thomas Szasz

Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem. ~ Benjamin Hoff

Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga — stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts. ~ Edward Hoagland

Only animals were not expelled from Paradise. ~ Milan Kundera

Four legs good, two legs bad. ~ George Orwell

Man is a make-believe animal — he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part. ~ William Hazlitt

An animal will always look for a person’s intentions by looking them right in the eyes. ~ H. Powers

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

Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. ~ George Eliot

Animals are like little children a bit. They’re simple. They don’t have politics driving them. ~ Annabelle Sabloff

Animals have one thing that puts them way ahead of people: they don’t dissemble, and you don’t have to pretend in front of them. ~ Ivan Klima

Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god. ~ Francis Picabia

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they might have been.~ William Hazlitt

The best thing about animals is that they don’t talk much. ~ Thornton Wilder

Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts. ~ D. H. Lawrence

Animals are like humans, only more openly carnal and sexual, more openly and therefore more disarmingly absurd. ~ Yi-Fu Tuan

God gave unto the Animals a wisdom past our power to see: Each knows innately how to live, which we must learn laboriously. ~ Margaret Atwood

Animals are simply sophisticated machines created by the infinitely skilled artisan, God. ~ Brian G. Henning

Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish. The answer isn’t in us. It’s almost as if we’re put here on earth to show how silly they aren’t. ~ Russell Hoban

Everywhere animals are in chains, but we image them as free. ~ Carol J. Adams

Animals when in company walk in a proper and sensible manner, in single file, instead of sprawling all across the road and being of no use or support to each other in case of sudden trouble or danger. ~ Kenneth Grahame

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. ~ Edwin Way Teale

Animals are not humans with reduced capacities. They have their own capacities, their own spectrum of aptitudes and behaviors. ~ David Fraser

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. ~ James Anthony Froude

Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to. ~ Mark Twain Quotes

Animals are neither gods nor fiends, but men in their way without the lust and greed of man. ~ Robert E. Howard

Every time I look into the eyes of an animal I see life; the force of life and the beauty of creation. ~ Radar O’Reilly

A mule has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you. ~ Elias Canetti

You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal. ~ Betty White

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ~ Anatole France

Man is the only animal who causes pain to others with no other object than wanting to do so. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Instinct guides the animal better than the man. In the animal it is pure, in man it is led astray by his reason and intelligence. ~ Denis Diderot

All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others. ~ George Orwell

Animals often strike us as passionate machines. ~ Eric Hoffer

If we’re not supposed to eat animals … how come they’re made out of meat? ~ Author Unknown

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them. ~ Samuel Butler

You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets. ~ Nora Ephron

Drinking, when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.~ Pierre De Beaumarchais