Animal Quotes: Heart & Soul Mates

Quotes: The Beauty and True Essence of Animals

How does one accurately describe the unconditional love of an animal? I know it’s not possible to put what an animal has to offer both in heart and soul into words.  However, I have created this post out of a variety of quotes that come pretty darn close!

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Gandhi Quote: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.


No truer words have ever been spoken. All animals deserve our protection, kindness and love. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948) was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.


He who feeds a hungry animal feeds his own soul. Charlie Chaplin Quote

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (1889 – 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer. Silent film was his creative outlet and claim to fame.


"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."―James Herriot Quote


James Alfred “Alf” Wight (1916 – 1995) known by the pen name James Herriot, was a British veterinary surgeon and writer. He used his years of experience to write a series of books about animals.


Quote by Joaquin Phoenix: It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal


Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (b. 1974) is an American actor, producer, music video director, musician, and activist.


I've never met an animal I didn't like & I can't say the same thing about people. Doris Day Quote

Doris Day (b. 1922) is a singer, actress, and animal rights activist.  Doris starred in 39 films–Calamity Jane, Love Me or Leave Me and Pillow Talk remain popular favorites today.


Im going to do as much as I can for the animal kingdom


Doris started her own non-profit, the Doris Day Pet Foundation, in the late 1970s. Her goal was to find homes for all the animals who were being destroyed because of over-population.  Fine out more at the Doris Day Animal Foundation website.


Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions. They pass no criticisms. George Eliot Quote


Mary Anne Evans (1819 – 1880), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and a leading writer of the Victorian era.


We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. Immanual Kant Quote


Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804) is one of the most influential philosophers in the history of Western philosophy.



Love, Animals, and Miracles: Inspiring True Stories Celebrating the Healing Bond

Bernie writes that animals are here to show us how to be nonjudgmental and live better, healthier lives.




Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul. Pythagoras Quote

Pythagoras (ca. 570 to ca. 490 BCE) Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the Pythagorean brotherhood that formulated principles influential to the work of Plato and Aristotle, and contributed to the development of mathematics and Western rational philosophy.


You can always tell about people by the way they put their hands on an animal.”– Betty White Quote


Betty Marion White Ludden (b. 1922) is an American actress and comedian, with the longest television career of any female entertainer.


The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw Quote


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin and became an author and playwright. He wrote more than 60 plays and won many awards, including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.


All creatures are deserving of a life free from fear & pain. Quote by Maura Cummings


Maura Cummings and her husband Lee Herman founded an animal sanctuary in 2016. The couple made their dream come true in Pennsylvania.  This is a dream I have had for quite some time–stay tuned.


Quote When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see and animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I see a soul.


Andrew David Williams (b. 1953) is a Canadian spiritualist, writer and animal rights activist.


Mankind is not the only animal that laughs, cries, thinks, feels, and loves. A D Williams Quote


One of the most common themes found in his writings is the advancement of peace and love for all mankind and the animal kingdom.


All animals are born with innocence, curiosity and love. A D WIlliams Quote

I could have done this entire blog post with quotes solely from Williams due to his extensive writing on his love of animals.


Clearly animals know more than we things, and think more than we know. Quotes about animals.


Irene Maxine Pepperberg (b. 1949) is a scientist noted for her studies in animal cognition, particularly with parrots. She was one of the first to extend work on language learning in animals–with bird species.


It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked. Haile Selassie Quote


Haile Selassie I (1892-1975), born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930, and emperor from 1930 to 1974.


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Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, Generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and hearts as big as a cloudless sky. John Grogan Quote


John Joseph Grogan (b. 1957) is an American journalist and non-fiction writer. He wrote Marley & Me–a best selling book about his family’s dog Marley.


Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened. Anatole France Quote


Anatole France (1844 – 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. Animals really do have the ability to reach our soul.


Animals are born who they are, accept it, & that is that. They live with greater peace than people do.


Gregory Maguire  (b. 1954) is an American novelist. He’s the author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and dozens of other novels for adults and children.


Those who teach the most about humanity aren't always humans. Donald L Hicks



“We may have pets, but when it comes to unconditional love, they are the masters.” Donald L. Hicks Quote


Donald L. Hicks is an author and advocate for animal welfare.


"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man." - Charles Darwin Quote. Quotes about the heart and soul of animals.


Charles Robert Darwin (1809 – 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, who is best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.  He won many awards for his work, including the Royal Medal and the Wollaston Medal.


A Plea for the Animals

A powerful and wide-ranging indictment of the treatment of animals by humans–and an eloquent plea for animal rights.


You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have... Quote by Jane Goodall


Dame Jane Morris Goodall (b. 1934), formerly Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall, is an English primatologist, anthropologist, and environmental activist.


Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored. Quote by Alice Walker


Alice Walker (b. 1944) is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. Walker wrote the novel The Color Purple, for which she won the National Book Award for hardcover fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.


It is so wonderful to watch an animal, because an animal has no opinion of itself. It is. Eckhart Tolle Quote


Eckhart Tolle (b. 1948) is a spiritual teacher and author. He is a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.


My therapist has paws & a tail. Quote


I hope the art and quotes in this post stir your heart and soul. There are countless animals everywhere that need a home and someone to share their unconditional love with. Please consider adopting from you local shelter!


No words can truly capture the unconditional love, pure soul, or absolute devotion of a dog. Dog are easy to understand - they love and want to be loved. Quote by Sandra Watson


You might enjoy reading the posts  Dog Quotes: Reflections on Canine Companions and Cats: A Collection of Quotes.


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Do you have a favorite quote about an animal? Please share in the comments below!

Till next time, Sandra


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Animals: Quotes About Our Heart & Soul Mates


4 thoughts on “Animal Quotes: Heart & Soul Mates

  • November 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    OMG! Yes I completely agree with these quotes and I love each one of them! I am a huge animal lover and cats and dogs are my favourites! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.
    Do drop by my blog as well : 🙂

    • November 22, 2017 at 2:35 am

      Thanks for reading my blog Sarmistha!

  • July 18, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Lovely! And so true. A beautiful, positive piece that is so dearly needed these days!

    • July 19, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks for reading and commenting Shari!


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