“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“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.” ― Mark Twain

“The small percentage of dogs that bite people is monumental proof that the dog is the most benign, forgiving creature on earth.” W.R. Koehler,  from The Koehler Method of Dog Training

“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” – Charles M. Schulz

“Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. – His Holiness The Dalai Lama

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” ― A.A. Milne

“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.” – Albert Einstein

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” – Martin Buber

“My dog is usually pleased with what I do, because she is not infected with the concept of what I “should” be doing.” – Lonzo Idolswine

20 Undeniable Truths About Animals

“Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals…” – Milan Kundera, from The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.” – Gary Larson

“I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian.” – James Cromwell

“People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” – Paul McCartney

“I PLEDGE to live, work and act in a loving, respectful way towards this Earth that I call home, and towards all who live upon it, every insect, animal, fish, bird, plant, human and tree….” – Guy Dauncey

“Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.” – George Orwell

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings

“The Animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.” – Alice Walker

“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, from The Basis of Morality

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