Animals are such agreeable friends--they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Genesis 1:24 (KJV)
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Thanks, cows. I appreciate your tastiness.
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Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching for what it gets.
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.
Charles M. Schulz
As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
There’s a morning when presence comes over your soul. You sing like a rooster in your earth-colored shape. Your heart hears and, no longer frantic, begins to dance.
Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.
Jeremiah 8:7 (KJV)
My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective. They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I’m foolish.
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 HerriotUntil one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can’t hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.
Animals were once, for all of us, teachers. They instructed us in ways of being and perceiving that extended our imaginations, that were models for additional possibilities.
Don’t try to teach a pig to sing. It doesn’t work, and it annoys the pig.
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