Quotable Quotes

Posted: December 7th, 2008
“On judgment day if God should say, “Did you clean your house today?”
I will say, “No, I did not… I played with my dogs and I forgot.”  — Author Unknown

“It is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong…something the best people have always done.”  — Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”  — Colette

“As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace.  For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.  Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.” — Pythagoras


“Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”  — Albert Schweitzer”

“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 man.” — St. Francis Of Assisi

“Since compassion for animals is so intimately associated with goodness of character, it may be confidently asserted that whoever is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. ” — Arthur Schopenhauer

“In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.” – Dereke Bruce

“It’s nice to see a cat curled up with a good book.  Sadly it is the book I want to read.” — Y. Max Valentonis

“Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog.”  — Charles F. Duran

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

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that its animals are treated.” — Mohandas Gandhi

“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not better for it.” — Abraham Lincoln

“It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.  Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out.  Of all the creatures ever made … [man] is the only one … that possesses malice.  He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.  The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.” —  Mark Twain  (This one is good just with this sentence… “Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit, your dog would go in and you would stay out.”)

“To my mind the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.  I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body.  I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to the protection by man from the cruelty of man.” — Mohandas Gandhi

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does.” — Christopher Morley

“There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast!” — Anonymous

“My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That’s almost $7.00 in dog money.” — Joe Weinstein

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“Dog ownership is like a rainbow.  Puppies are the joy at one end.  Old dogs are the treasure at the other.” — Carolyn Alexander

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats.  The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” — Hippolyte Taine

” He cannot be a gentleman which loveth not a dog.” — John Northbrooke

“One cat just leads to another.” — Ernest Hemingway

“I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” — Rita Rudner

“My husband said it was him or the cat.  I miss that man sometimes.” — Anonymous

A dog thinks:  Hey, those people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me…..They must be gods! …. A cat thinks:  Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me….. I must be a god!” — Author Unknown

“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare, and love we can spare.  And in return, dogs give us their all.  It’s the best deal man has ever made.” — M. Facklam

“Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods.  Cats have never forgotten this.” –Anonymous

“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies.”– Gene Hill

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” — Ann Landers

“Dogs have owners.  Cats have staff.” — Anonymous

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” — Will Rogers

“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled though snow.” — Jeff Valdez

“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.  A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” — Jules Verne

“A Brittany pup once chewed a hole in an expensive hunting coat. I scolded him at the time. Now he is 20 years gone, and that patch never fails to bring tears to my eyes.” — Aaron Fraser Pass