Animal Lover Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old animal lover quotes, animal lover sayings, and animal lover proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friends.     

George Bernard Shaw

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.     

Charles Darwin

A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself.     

Josh Billings

It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.     


I am a huge animal lover. I prefer to rescue any of the pets that I have had.     

A J Mclean

I don't believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.     

Gary Larson

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.     

Albert Schweitzer

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.     

Louis Sabin

Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky.     

John Grogan

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.     

Immanuel Kant

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

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.     

Anatole France