Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
Male and female have the power to fuse into one solid, both because both are nourished in both and also because soul is the same thing in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.
Unless we have courage to recognize cruelty for what it is - whether its victim is human or animal - we cannot expect things to be much better in the world.
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.
The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
Animals are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time.
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