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Man hits animals, Man yells. Animals have teeth,and claws. They can hurt us, can't they? But they dont.
—Nycole Vallarelli

A cat isn't fussy — just so long as you remember he likes his milk in the shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish on the blue plate. From which he will take it, and eat it off the floor.
— Arthur Bridges
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 8/11/08

It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life. Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped. To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 6/30/08

Living with animals can be a wonderful experience, especially if we choose to learn the valuable lessons animals teach through their natural enthusiasm, grace, resourcefulness, affection and forgiveness.
— Richard H. Pitcairn
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 6/30/08

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated... I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of human kind.
— Gandhi
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 5/5/08

I could not have slept tonight if I had left that helpless little creature to perish on the ground. (Reply to friends who chided him for delaying them by stopping to return a fledgling to its nest.)
— Abraham Lincoln
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 4/21/08

Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.
— John Muir
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/25/08

The little furry buggers are just deep, deep wells you throw all your emotions into.
— Bruce Schimmel
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line10/1/07

Man, unlike the animals, has never learned that the sole purpose of life is to enjoy it.
— Samuel Butler
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line7/30/07

Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and
understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other.
— Dr. Louis J. Camuti
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line7/23/07

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity.
— George Bernard Shaw
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line6/4/07

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
— Louis Sabin
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line4/23/07

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
— Henry Van Dyke
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line5/29/06

The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds — how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives — and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song!
— John Burroughs (aka "John O'Birds')
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line5/29/06

Every baby animal is unique and adorable, and there is no greater love than that between a mother and her young. It is the power of this love that explains why humans have always sought the company of young animals.
— Anonymous
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 4/10/06

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you... while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
— John Muir
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 3/27/06

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 11/28/05

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens and nature.
— Anne Frank
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 8/15/05

If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you cannot learn any other way.
— Mark Twain
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 7/11/05

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
— Josh Billings
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 6/13/05

That is one good thing about this world ... there are always sure to be more springs.
— Lucy Maud Montgomery
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 5/2/05

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven,
and very, very few persons.
— James Thurber
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 4/25/05

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.
— George Vest, U.S. Senator from Missouri (1830-1904)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 10/25/04

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
Ben Williams, American Editor & Journalist (1877-1964)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 7/5/04

Emotional healing is a most amazing gift that's bestowed by our furry friends ... The choice to nurture a pet in our life can bring huge returns on our investment.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 7/5/04

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. In return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made."
Margery Facklam, Award-Winning Children's Science Author
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 10/20//03

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
Edward Hoagland, American Essayist (1932 - )
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 9/22//03

Buy a pup and your money will buy you love unflinching.
Rudyard Kipling, English Writer & Nobel Laureate (1865-1936)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 7/14//03

Animals are not brethren, they are not underlings; They are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time.
Henry Beston, American Author, also known as "The Vagabond of the Dunes" (1888-1968)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 6/2//03

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better.
George Bird Evans, Outdoor Essayist & Dog Breeder
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 3/3/03

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity; and that fountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life!
— John Muir

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
—Isaac Bashevis Singer

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
— Walt Whitman

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity ... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
— William Blake

Everything in life is speaking in spite of its apparent silence.
— Hazrat Inayat Khan

Nature always takes her time. Great oaks don't become great overnight. They also lose a lot of leaves, branches and bark in the process of becoming great.
— Andrew Matthews

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
— Edvard Munch

I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it is because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes, and ships change, it is because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.
— John F. Kennedy

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.
— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.
— John Muir

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
— St. Francis of Assisi

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can DO wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.
— Mark Twain

All animals except man know that the ultimate point of life is to enjoy it.
— Samuel Butler

From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
— Victor Hugo

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

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats.
— Albert Schweitzer

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
— Mark Twain

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
— Joseph Wood Krutch

Cats are notoriously sore losers. Coming in second best, especially to someone as poorly coordinated as a human being, grates their sensibility.
Stephen Baker

God created domestic cats so that men might touch tigers.
— Unknown

We all have our 'good old days' tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in daydreams like cats to favorite armchairs.
— Brian Carter

I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
— Abraham Lincoln

Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies.
— Gene Hill

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring, it was peace.
— Milan Kundera

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
— Woodrow Wilson

Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane.
— Smiley Blanton

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
— Unknown

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.
Will Rogers

The quizzical expression of the monkey at the zoo comes from his wondering whether he is his brother's keeper, or his keeper's brother.
— Evan Esar

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
— James Bryant Conant

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.
— Walt Disney

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