animals

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on animals, garden, and good

A cow is a very good animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. iii. Chap. viii. 1772.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on animals, business, circumstances, life, man, principles, and enjoy

All animals but men know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it - and they do enjoy it as much as man and other circumstances will allow it.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on animals

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

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on animals

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Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Ruth Harrison on animals, impossibility, and thought

It is a sobering thought that animals could do without man, yet man would find it almost impossible to do without animals.

Ruth Harrison (1920 -)

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A Quote by Roslind Godlovitch on animals and principles

If we hold genuine moral principles about animals, these will not differ in substance from those we hold about human beings . . . If humans have natural rights, then so do animals.

Roslind Godlovitch (1944 -)

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A Quote by Ronnie Lee on animals, caring, feeling, individuality, and pain

An individual animal doesn't care if its species is facing extinction - it cares if it is feeling pain.

Ronnie Lee (1951 -)

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A Quote by Romain Rolland on animals, finance, and worry

I know at last what distinguishes man from animals; financial worries.

Romain Rolland (1866 - 1944)

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on animals, dogs, people, and popularity

The dog is a yes-animal. Very popular with people who can't afford a yes man.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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A Quote by René Descartes on animals, certainty, knowledge, and nature

If we possessed a thorough knowledge of all the parts of the seed of any animal (e.g. man), we could from that alone, be reasons entirely mathematical and certain, deduce the whole conformation and figure of each of its members, and, conversely if we knew several peculiarities of this conformation, we would from those deduce the nature of its seed.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

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