Nature and Animals

"If the deer had guns too, then, and only then, would hunting truly be a sport."


Rating: 9.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"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."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is a poor mouse that has only one hole."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Nobody ever saw a dog make a fair and deliberate exchange of one bone for another with another dog."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"We don't ask a flower any special reason for its existence. We just look at it and are able to accept it as being something different from ourselves."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Bulls do not win bull fights. People do."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Like the sunflower, it is our nature to turn always toward the light."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If there is no God, man is most unfortunate freak of nature. "


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nature is the only murderer who is not convicted."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Clear sky is bigger than the largest rain clouds."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sex is a trap set by nature to ensure the survival of our species."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Gray is a cover, which hides the colors."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "Lectures on the English Comic Writers"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Cats are meant to be loved, not to be understood."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A butterfly is a self-propelled flower."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"God invented dogs to give cats something to laugh at!"


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God made the country, and man made the town."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Who hears the fishes when they cry?"

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave."

Thomas Browne
Thomas Browne "Urn Burial"

Rating: 8.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Nature is, after all, the only book that offers important content on every page."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A Camel is a horse designed by a committee."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In justifying cruelty to animals we put ourselves also on the animal level. We choose the jungle and must abide by our choice."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "God In The Dock"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Spring is a true reconstructionist."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read it."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Physically there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Getting Married"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Experiments are mediators between nature and idea."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Sayings in Prose"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript."

Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley "The Confessions of Aleister Crowley"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The darkest hour is just before the dawn."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The desert is a natural extension of the inner silence of the body."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nature is goodness crystallized."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"One cat in a house is a sign of loneliness, two of barrenness, and three of sodomy."

Edward Dahlberg
Edward Dahlberg "Alms for Oblivion"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is a zoo in a jungle."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Living with a dog is messy - like living with an idealist."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)