The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
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.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering, the animals are our equals.
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.
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.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game.
Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
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