• Why is compassion not part of our established curriculum, an inherent part of our education? Compassion, awe, wonder, curiosity, exaltation, humility - these are the very foundation of any real civilization, no longer the prerogatives, the preserves of any one church, but belonging to everyone, every child in every home, in every school.

    "Just for Animals" quoted in "Souls Like Ourselves" by Andrea Wiebers and David Wiebers, Rochester, MN: Sojourn Press, (p. 16), 2000.