13 Uplifting Quotes That All Animal Lovers Should Know

Andrea A.
23/10/2015

Because some people have the great ability to put our feelings into words.

1. "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France, French writer
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2. "Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog can be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation, and as good for the soul as prayer." Dean Koontz, an American writer
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3. "A single bird is caged and freedom is in mourning." Jacques Prévert, French poet 
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4. "Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not find peace." Albert Schweitzer, French doctor and philosopher
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5. "You will never be, and in any circumstance, completely unhappy if you are kind to animals. ” Victor Hugo, french writer, poet and political figure
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6. "I am in favour of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.” Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States
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7. “We don’t have two hearts, one for animals and one for humans. We have a heart or we don’t.” Lamartine, French poet
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8. “An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." Martin Buber, Israeli and Austrian philosopher
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9. "The respect that we desire from others is the respect that we should have for all living creatures.” Claude Levi-Strauss, French ethnologist 
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10. “The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but "Can they suffer?” Jérémy Bentham, British philosopher

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11. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Gandhi, spiritual guide and Indian political figure
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12. “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem." A.A. Milne, British writer
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13. “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet." Colette, French writer
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