A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
A fence should be horse high, hog tight and bull strong.
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.
An eagle does not catch flies.
Animals are considered as property only. To destroy or to abuse them, from malice to the proprietor, or with an intention injurious to his interest in them, is criminal. But the animals themselves are without protection. The law regards them not substantively. They have no RIGHTS!
Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.
Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga — stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts.
Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.
Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
Animals often strike us as passionate machines.
Animals used to provide a lowlife way to kill and get away with it, as they do still, but, more intriguingly, for some people they are an aperture through which wounds drain. The scapegoat of olden times, driven off for the bystanders sins, has become a tender thing, a running injury. There, running away is me: hurt it and you are hurting me.
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.
Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.