Best Wild Animal Quotes On Success In Life

These wild animal quotes will inspire you. Wild animal, any animal living in a natural, undomesticated state.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging wild animal quotes, wild animal sayings, and wild animal proverbs.

Famous Wild Animal Quotes

  1. “Sometimes animals may suffer more because of their more limited understanding. If, for instance, we are taking prisoners in wartime we can explain to them that although they must submit to capture, search, and confinement, they will not otherwise be harmed and will be set free at the conclusion of hostilities. If we capture wild animals, however, we cannot explain that we are not threatening their lives. A wild animal cannot distinguish an attempt to overpower and confine from an attempt to kill; the one causes as much terror as the other.” ~ Peter Singer
  2. “Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals ‘love’ them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more.” ~ Edwin Way Teale , Wild animal quotes love
  3. “I prefer the company of animals more than the company of humans. Certainly, a wild animal is cruel. But to be merciless is the privilege of civilized humans.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  4. “There are no wild animals until man makes them so.” ~ Mark Twain

  5. “Whatever the reason, for most of the present century, the literature and publicity of the old established [animal welfare] groups made a significant contribution to the prevailing attitude that dogs and cats and wild animals need protection, but other animals do not. Thus people came to think of “animal welfare” as something for kindly ladies who are dotty about cats, and not as a cause founded on basic principles of justice and morality.” ~ Peter Singer
  6. “The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder.” ~ Friedrich Durrenmatt
  7. “Zoos are becoming facsimiles – or perhaps caricatures – of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.” ~ Michael J. Fox
  8. “The life of a wild animal always has a tragic end.” ~ Ernest Thompson Seton

  9. “I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  10. “If you look at little kids and wild animals, these are two groups of things that whenever I’m with them forces me to be in the moment.” ~ Dominic Monaghan
  11. “Our children think our world will end. It’s a tragic thing. Adults don’t think that. They don’t see that we are eating the planet. But we are. If you take all the biomass of vertebrates on the planet, 98% are men and their domestic animals. All the wild animals in the world make up only 2%.” ~ Yann Arthus-Bertrand
  12. “People’s hearts are like wild animals. They attach their selves to those that love and train them.” ~ Ali ibn Abi Talib

  13. “We talk of wild animals but man is the only wild animal. It is man that has broken out. All other animals are tame animals; following the rugged respectability of the tribe or type.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  14. “Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
  15. “In a civilized and cultivated country wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen. the excellent people who protest against all hunting, and consider sportsmen as enemies of wildlife, are ignorant of the fact that in reality the genuine sportsman is by all odds the most important factor in keeping the larger and more valuable wild creatures from total extermination.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  16. “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” ~ John Muir

  17. “Nature is like a wild animal that you have trained to work for you. So long as you are vigilant and walk warily with thought and care, so long will it give you its aid, but look away for an instant, be heedless or forgetful, and it has you by the throat.” ~ Kamala Markandaya
  18. “The woods were made for the hunters of dreams,
    The brooks for the fishers of song;
    To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game
    The streams and the woods belong.” ~ Sam Walter Foss
  19. “There the wild animals wandered and fed as though they were in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see, and there were no settlers. Only Indians lived there.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
  20. “We talk of wild animals, but the wildest animal is man.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  21. “Wild animals would not stay in a country where there were so many people. Pa did not like to stay, either. He liked a country where the wild animals lived without being afraid.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
  22. “The idea that it is funny to see wild animals coerced into acting like clumsy humans, or thrilling to see powerful beasts reduced to cringing cowards by a whip-cracking trainer, is primitive and medieval. It stems from the old idea that we are superior to other species and have the right to hold dominion over them.” ~ Desmond Morris
  23. “Heartless though it may seem to some, among the least harmful things to eat are sustainably culled wild animals. In the absence of natural predators, deer populations in parts of Britain have reached such dense numbers that the woodlands they browse fail to regenerate.” ~ Tristram Stuart
  24. “not all bears have their own television series. Some of them are unemployed wild animals.” ~ Erma Bombeck

  25. “I happen to have a talent for allocating capital. But my ability to use that talent is completely dependent on the society I was born into. If I’d been born into a tribe of hunters, this talent of mine would be pretty worthless. I can’t run very fast. I’m not particularly strong. I’d probably end up as some wild animal’s dinner.” ~ Warren Buffett
  26. “Oh, I don’t object, of course, to cutting wood from necessity, but why destroy the forests? The woods of Russia are trembling under the blows of the axe. Millions of trees have perished. The homes of the wild animals and birds have been desolated; the rivers are shrinking, and many beautiful landscapes are gone forever. And why? Because men are too lazy and stupid to stoop down and pick up their fuel from the ground.” ~ Anton Chekhov
  27. “But does Man have any ‘right’ to spread through the universe? Man is what he is, a wild animal with the will to survive, and (so far) the ability, against all competition. Unless one accepts that, anything one says about morals, war, politics, you name it, is nonsense. Correct morals arise from knowing what man is, not what do-gooders and well-meaning old Aunt Nellies would like him to be. The Universe will let us know – later – whether or not Man has any “right” to expand through it.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  28. “In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

  29. “Climate change has the potential to affect everything we care about – whether it is the health of our families, the stability of our communities, or the fate of the wild animals.” ~ Frances Beinecke
  30. “I became entirely given over to extreme dread. The fear was so powerful that it seemed to make my personality completely evaporate… ‘Whitley’ ceased to exist. What was left was a body and a state of raw fear so great that it swept about me like a thick, suffocating curtain, turning paralysis into a condition that seemed close to death…I died and a wild animal appeared in my place.” ~ Whitley Strieber
  31. “My favorite wild animal is a narwhal – the unicorn of the sea. It’s a whale with a tooth that sticks out of its head that’s almost two-thirds the length of its entire body.” ~ Kesha
  32. “How can we expect wild animals to survive if we give them nowhere in the wild to live?” ~ Anthony Douglas

  33. “Society may protect itself without putting a human to death as it would a wild animal. Since we believe each person has a soul and is capable of achieving salvation, life in prison is now an alternative to the death penalty.” ~ Richard Viguerie
  34. “Without knowing it, we utilize hundreds of products each day that owe their origin to wild animals and plants. Indeed our welfare is intimately tied up with the welfare of wildlife. Well, may conservationists proclaim that by saving the lives of wild species, we may be saving our own.” ~ Norman Myers , Wild animal quotes conservation
  35. “At no point did the [Burns] committee conclude, or even attempt to conclude, an assessment of cruelty. Yet many bodies have erroneously quoted the Burns report, stating that it clearly demonstrated that the practice of hunting wild animals with dogs caused cruelty. The report did not state that.” ~ Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior
  36. “To seek solitude like a wild animal.  That is my only ambition.” ~ Dalai Lama

  37. “For Nature is accustomed to rehearse with certain large, perhaps baser, and all classes of wild (animals), and to place in the imperfect the rudiments of the perfect animals.” ~ Marcello Malpighi
  38. “When I first got to the White House, I was super anxious all the time about not knowing the answer to every question. And Obama was actually the person who let me be me. He was like, “Alyssa’s not the person who wears the Ann Taylor suit. She’s not the kind of person who always says the exact right thing.” And I’m a bit of a wild animal. I brought a different perspective and I was a little bit more irreverent and casual.” ~ Alyssa Mastromonaco
  39. “Birds rising in flight is a sign that the enemy is lying in ambush; when the wild animals are startled and flee he is trying to take you unaware.” ~ Sun Tzu
  40. “Art is just a series of natural gestures. For God’s sake, don’t try to be artistic – all wild animals walk the same way.” ~ John Marin

  41. “Will urban sprawl spread so far that most people lose all touch with nature? Will the day come when the only bird a typical American child ever sees is a canary in a pet shop window? When the only wild animal he knows is a rat glimpsed on a night drive through some city slum? When the only tree he touches is the cleverly fabricated plastic evergreen that shades his gifts on Christmas morning?” ~ Frank N. Ikard
  42. “From early childhood, I had always dreamed of becoming an explorer. Somehow I had acquired the impression that an explorer was someone who lived in the jungle with natives and lots of wild animals, and I couldn’t imagine anything better than that! Unlike other little boys, most of whom changed their minds about what they want to be several times as they grew older, I never wavered from this ambition.” ~ John Goddard
  43. “The human soul doesn’t want to be fixed, it simply wants to be seen and heard. The soul is like a wild animal – tough, resilient and shy. When we go crashing through the woods shouting for it to come out so we can help it, the soul will stay in hiding. But if we are willing to sit quietly and wait for a while, the soul may show itself.” ~ Parker J. Palmer
  44. “Time partially reconciles us to anything. I gradually became content–doggedly contented, as wild animals in cages.” ~ Charles Lamb

  45. “This weekend the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, featured several speakers including Sarah Palin and Phil Robertson from ‘Duck Dynasty.’ It was a good weekend for conservatives – and a great weekend for wild animals.” ~ Jimmy Fallon
  46. “Louis [Leakey] was anxious to initiate a scientific study of these chimpanzees. It would be difficult, he emphasized, for nothing was known; there were no guidelines for such a field study, and the habitat was remote and rugged. Dangerous wild animals would be living there, and chimpanzees themselves were considered at least four times stronger than humans. I remember wondering what kind of scientist he would find for such a herculean task.” ~ Jane Goodall
  47. “You like the Earth, Man, and you – pawing the ground – think of God, the little nursling will recognize you and will think of you with love, because God lives even in it also. Give nourishment to the developing little creatures, either to plant or to animal, and it will develop for your sweet amazement. Give food for the wild animal starving, and it will slick to you.” ~ Tivadar Kosztka Csontvary
  48. “Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.” ~ James Anthony Froude

  49. “Stupid National Anthem… Look at this flag; Two bears fighting over a pineapple. What kind of message does that send to the world? “Come to Belarus, where wild animals will steal your fruit.”” ~ Bill Bailey
  50. “English literature, from the days of the minstrels to the Lake Poets,–Chaucer and Spenser and Milton, and even Shakespeare, included,–breathes no quite fresh and, in this sense, wild strain. It is an essentially tame and civilized literature, reflecting Greece and Rome. Her wildness is a greenwood, her wild man a Robin Hood. There is plenty of genial love of Nature, but not so much of Nature herself. Her chronicles inform us when her wild animals, but not the wild man in her, became extinct.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  51. “I think there is something very interesting about people who live day to day in an environment where they could get taken out by a wild animal. There has to be some kind respect that is derived from that relationship.” ~ Henry Rollins
  52. “For me, it’s about the desire to win. My audience becomes a crowd of wild animals and I have to be the lion-tamer or be eaten.” ~ Billy Connolly

  53. “So there you have it: Nature is a rotten mess. But that’s only the beginning. If you take your eyes off it for one second, it will kill you. Thorns, insects, fungus, worms, birds, reptiles, wild animals, raging rivers, bottomless ravines, dry deserts, snow, quicksand, tumbleweeds, sap, and mud. Rot, poison, and death. That’s Nature. It’s a wonder you even step outside of your cabin, I said. My bravery exceeds my good sense, he said.” ~ Lee Goldberg
  54. “I grew up in northern Minnesota on 40 acres of wooded land 20 miles from the nearest town, and so the wilderness was home. It was not an unsafe place. I had that advantage. But there are so many representations of the wilderness being dangerous. You know, depictions of wild animals attacking people. It’s like, “No, we kill those animals in far greater numbers than they kill us.”” ~ Cheryl Strayed
  55. “The melting pot failed to function in one crucial area. Religions and nationalities, however different, generally learned to live together, even to grow together, in America. But color was something else. Reds were murdered like wild animals. Yellows were characterized as a peril and incarcerated en masse during World War ii for no really good reason by our most liberal president. Browns have been abused as the new slave labor on farms. The blacks, who did not come here willingly, are now, more than a century after emancipation by Lincoln, still suffering a host of slave-like inequalities.” ~ Theodore Hesburgh , Wild animal quotes suffering
  56. “Chinese civilization is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle.” ~ Aleister Crowley

  57. “I have always thought that a wild animal never looks so well as when some obstacle of pronounced durability is between us. A personal experience has intensified rather than diminished that idea.” ~ Bram Stoker
  58. “So it took an eight-year-old child to bring ’em to their senses…. That proves something – that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they’re still human. Hmp, maybe we need a police force of children.” ~ Harper Lee
  59. “It sometimes happened that you might be familiar with a man for several years thinking he was a wild animal, and you would regard him with contempt. And then suddenly a moment would arrive when some uncontrollable impulse would lay his soul bare, and you would behold in it such riches, such sensitivity and warmth, such a vivid awareness of its own suffering and the suffering of others, that the scales would fall from your eyes and at first you would hardly be able to believe what you had seen and heard. The reverse also happens.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  60. “For a long time that’s all I could do, howl and scream and cry like the wild animal of the night that I’d become.” ~ Darren Shan

  61. “Besides my professional goals, I have a couple of private ones, my man. One of those is to pet a kangaroo before I leave Australia. I understand there’s lots of Eastern Grays around this area. What do you say? Are you in?’ Bergman looked at him like he’d just made the worst financial investment of his life. ‘Kangaroos are wild animals. I’ve heard they claw like girl fighters and kick like jackhammers. You’re going to get your skull crushed.’ Cole held up a finger. ‘Or I’m going to pet a kangaroo. How cool would that be?” ~ Jennifer Rardin
  62. “Why can’t you place a blessing like that on us?” I asked. “It only works on wild animals.” “So it would only affect Percy,” Annabeth reasoned. “Hey!” I protested.” ~ Rick Riordan
  63. “That proves something- that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they’re still human.” ~ Harper Lee

  64. “So it was true! A pain slashed at her heart as savagely as a wild animal’s fangs.” ~ Margaret Mitchell
  65. “…In little more than a single century from 1820 to 19450, no less than fifty-nine million human animals were killed in inter-group clashes of one sort or another… We describe these killings as men behaving “like animals,” but if we could find a wild animal that showed signs of acting this way, it would be more precise to describe it as behaving like men.” ~ Desmond Morris

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