The Carnival of the Animals is a musical composition by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns in 1886.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes.
– Indian Proverb
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
-Cecil Frances, 1848
A horse is worth more than riches.
– Spanish Proverb
Without a shepherd, sheep are not a flock.
Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant;
the only harmless great thing.
– John Donne
Until one has loved an animal,
a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
– Anatole France
The music is from the final movement of the
the composition called the Swan.
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