Cat Quotes from Care2 Cat Lovers

I don’t know about you, but I could use a little light-hearted cheering, so I think it is time for another round of GREAT CAT QUOTES.

The first set of quotes are some of my favorites that did not make it on the last list, 10 Great Quotes for Cat Lovers, while the following quotes are fabulous insights into the feline mind suggested by Care2 readers. Again, if we missed one of your favorite cat quotes, please do share in the comment section.



The playful kitten with its pretty little tigerish gambole is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world. ~ Lady Sydney Morgan, Irish poet and novelist

I have found my love of cats most helpful in understanding women. ~ John Simon, Hungarian-American literary critic

To err is human; To purr, feline. ~ Robert Byrne, American author and billiard player

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through. ~ Jules Verne, author and dreamer

I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States


The smallest feline is a masterpiece. ~ Leonardo De Vinci, painter & inventor; suggested quote by Care2 member Rosann T.

Dogs have masters. Cats have slaves. ~ Author unknown; suggested by Anna M.

God invented cats so that man could pet a tiger. ~ Ferdinand Mery, French Author; suggested byDana Ross M.

The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world. ~ Lynn M. Osband, Author; suggested by Ema M.


Dogs come when they are called; cats take a message and get back to you. ~ Mary Bly, American author; suggested by Eternal G.

If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat. ~ Mark Twain, American author

Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world – the clock and the cat. ~ Emile Auguste Chartier, French Philosopher and Pacifist

What greater gift than the love of a cat? ~ British Author, Charles Dickens; suggested by Antiope K.

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. ~ Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England, writer and historian; suggested by John T.



Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God. ~ Author unknown; suggested by Ekeim T.

I had to get rid of my children. The cat was allergic. ~ Author unknown

In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. ~ Dereke Bruce

Even overweight cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses. ~ John Weitz; suggested by Arlene

Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience. ~British Author, Pam Brown

You don’t own a cat, they own you! ~ Author unknown; suggested by Mary R.

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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. ~ Robert A. Heinlein; suggested by Valentina R.

Cat’s motto: No matter what you’ve done wrong, make it look like the dog did it! ~ Author unknown; suggested by Stewart

The constant challenge to decipher feline behavior is perhaps one of the most fascinating qualities of owning a cat. ~ Carole Wilbourn; suggested by Deborah D.

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. ~ Martin Buxbaum; suggested by Sophia S


I hope these great kitty quotes brought a smile to your day!  Please leave comments, repost/like on Facebook. This month 5% of the proceeds from this article will go to the new Kitty City at the Utah Humane Society. More comments = more money for Utah kitties!


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Rustam Jekson
Rustam Jekson2 years ago

Very positive

Ostromir Bessalov

Thanks for posting.

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla2 years ago


Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Love the quotes.Thanks for sharing

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson2 years ago

i loved these. Also "Cats were worshiped in as gods. Cats have never forgotten this"

Cherise U.
Cherise U.2 years ago

Is it time for a dog quotes list?

Carrie Anne Brown

great article, thanks for sharing, my favourite quote above had to be 'Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.'

Stewart Udell
Kent Udell2 years ago

Interesting that 95% of the poll takers above supported Lincoln's statement. I wonder how those numbers would stack up if the general public (not just Care2 readers) took the poll.

Krysti Schwab
Past Member 2 years ago

i love cats and anything related to them

Sue T.
Susan T.2 years ago

luv my kitties, great quotes