The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
Only animals were not expelled from Paradise.
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.
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.
I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
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.
Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear.
A dog has the soul of a philosopher.
If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.
For an animal person, an animal-less home is no home at all.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals
Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.
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.
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
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