Cornerstones

Animals

“Ko-Ko� the hired hand helping a 4-Her groom a heifer in 1957, Image by John McKinney

Animals are such agreeable friends--they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

George Eliot

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.
Mahatma Gandhi

Thanks, cows. I appreciate your tastiness.
Craig Ferguson

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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.
Henry Ford

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Winston Churchill

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.
Joan Gussow

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.
Rumi

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.
Jon Katz

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.
Anatole France

Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can’t hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.
Henri Alain

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.
Joan McIntyre

Don’t try to teach a pig to sing. It doesn’t work, and it annoys the pig.
Judy Sheindlin

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