If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different. --Hippocrates
Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? --Pierre Troubetzkoy
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. --Henry Miller
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. --Albert Schweitzer
Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog. --Charles F. Duran
I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.
The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit. --Ashley Montagu
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. --Alfred A Montapert
Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way. --John Muir