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1. “We all know interspecies romance is weird.”

Tags : Aliens Animals Biology Genetics Interspecies Love Romance Sci Fi Science Fiction Scifi Weird Weirdness
Author : Tim Burton

2. “You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”

Tags : Animals Beatles Character Man Vegetarianism

3. “Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable”

Tags : Abolition Abolitionist Ahimsa Animals Francione Inspirational Quotes Justice Life Lessons Nonviolence Nonviolence Jainism Peace Making Peace Movement Peace On Earth Rights Veganism Vulnerable Wisdom

4. “Being vegan is easy. Are there social pressures that encourage you to continue to eat, wear, and use animal products? Of course there are. But in a patriarchal, racist, homophobic, and ableist society, there are social pressures to participate and engage in sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism. At some point, you have to decide who you are and what matters morally to you. And once you decide that you regard victimizing vulnerable nonhumans is not morally acceptable, it is easy to go and stay vegan”

Tags : Ableist Ahimsa Animals Education Francione Inspirational Quotes Justice Life Moral Imperative Moral Obligation Peace Making Peace On Earth Racism Rights Sentience Sexism Speciesism Veganism Vulnerable Wisdom

5. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

Tags : Animal Farm Animals Man Satirical
Author : George Orwell
Source : Animal Farm

6. “I think he just loved being with the bears because they didn't make him feel bad. I get it too. When he was with the bears, they didn't care that he was kind of weird, or that he'd gotten into trouble for drinking too much and using drugs(which apparently he did a lot of). They didn't ask him a bunch of stupid questions about how he felt, or why he did what he did. They just let him be who he was.”

Tags : Animal Kindness Animals Animals Love Bears Curiosity Drinking Drinking Alcohol Drug Addiction Drugs Feeling Bad Freedom Letting Down Lonliness Misanthropy People People Suck Personality Questions Stupid People Stupidity Suicidal Suicidal Thoughts Suicide Notes
Source : Suicide Notes

7. “I do not particularly like the word 'work.' Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.”

Tags : Animals Farming Food Leisure Living Living Well Napping Priorities Revolution Simple Living Simplicity Time Work
Source : The One-Straw Revolution

8. “A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.”

Tags : Animals Morality Vegetarianism
Author : Leo Tolstoy

9. “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.”

Tags : Animal Rights Animals Barbarism Compassion Cruelty Morality
Source : The Basis of Morality

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

Tags : Animals Ethics Gandhi Morals

11. “If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn't done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit's eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson's eyes and ask him if it hurts.”

Tags : Animal Cruelty Animal Rights Animal Testing Animal Welfare Animals Cosmetics Ethics Prisoners Vegan Veganism
Source : My Point... And I Do Have One

12. “Man is the cruelest animal.”

Tags : Animals Cruelty Evil Man

13. “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.”

Tags : Animals Cruelty Mankind

14. “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.”

Tags : Animals Cruelty Goodness
Source : The Basis of Morality

15. “I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”

Tags : Animals Cats Intelligence Philosophers Smart Wisdom

16. “Intelligence is more important than strength, that is why earth is ruled by men and not by animals.”

Tags : Animal Instinct Animals Clever Cleverness Earth Fun Funny Funny Quotes Human Humans Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Intelligent Intelligent Men Man Is Clever Motivation Motivational Philosophy Strength Strong Wisdom Wit Witty Witty Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri
Source : Wealth of Words

17. “Animal? As in lion and tiger and chipmunk? Who's he kidding?”

Tags : Animals Kidding
Source : Judge Benjamin: The Superdog Secret

18. “She sighed, annoyed at her restlessness. “So,” she said, disrupting Wolf in another backward glance.“Who would win in a fight—you or a pack of wolves?”He frowned at her, all seriousness. “Depends,” he said, slowly, like he was trying to figure out her motive for asking. “How big is the pack?”“I don’t know, what’s normal? Six?”“I could win against six,” he said. “Any more than that and it could be a close call.”Scarlet smirked. “You’re not in danger of low self-esteem, at least.”“What do you mean?”“Nothing at all.” She kicked a stone from their path. “How about you and … a lion?”“A cat? Don’t insult me.”She laughed, the sound sharp and surprising. “How about a bear?”“Why, do you see one out there?”“Not yet, but I want to be prepared in case I have to rescue you.”The smile she’d been waiting for warmed his face, a glint of white teeth flashing. “I’m not sure. I’ve never had to fight a bear before.”

Tags : Animals Fights Humor Pack
Author : Marissa Meyer
Source : Scarlet

19. “We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.”

Tags : Animals Wolves
Author : Farley Mowat
Source : Never Cry Wolf

20. “Fighting is found everywhere in the animal kingdom and nowhere so much as among human animals. Animals fight to get what they want--food, sex, territory, control, etc.--because there are other animals who want the same thing or who want to stop them from getting it. The same is true of human animals, except that we have developed more sophisticated techniques for getting our way. Being "rational animals," we have institutionalized our fighting in a number of ways, one of them being war. Even though we have over the ages institutionalized physical conflict and have employed many of our finest minds to develop more effective means of carrying it out, its basic structure remains essentially unchanged. In fights between brute animals, scientists have observed the practices of issuing challenges for the sake of intimidation, of establishing and defending territory, attacking, defending, counterattacking, retreating, and surrendering. Human fighting involves the same practices. Part of being a rational animal, however, involves getting what you want without subjecting yourself to the dangers of actual physical conflict. As a result, we humans have evolved the social institution of verbal argument. We have arguments all the time in order to try to get what we want, and sometimes these "degenerate" into physical violence.”

Tags : Animals Argument Civilization Control Human Animals Institutions Metaphor Rational Reason Sex Territory Violence War
Author : George Lakoff

21. “People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.”

Tags : Animals Bonding Companionship Dogs Experience Friendship Identity Learning Life Love Loyalty Personality Unique

22. “Never break a promise to an animal. They're like babies—they won't understand.”

Tags : Animals Promises
Author : Tamora Pierce
Source : Wild Magic

23. “As he once wrote of Kipling, his own enduring influence can be measured by a number of terms and phrases—doublethink, thought police, 'Some animals are more equal than others'—that he embedded in our language and in our minds. In Orwell's own mind there was an inextricable connection between language and truth, a conviction that by using plain and unambiguous words one could forbid oneself the comfort of certain falsehoods and delusions. Every time you hear a piece of psychobabble or propaganda—'people's princess,' say, or 'collateral damage,' or 'peace initiative'—it is good to have a well-thumbed collection of his essays nearby. His main enemy in discourse was euphemism, just as his main enemy in practice was the abuse of power, and (more important) the slavish willingness of people to submit to it.”

Tags : Animals Collateral Damage Conviction Delusion Diana Princess Of Wales Doublethink Equality Euphemism George Orwell Influence Language Lies Mind Peace Phrases Plain Language Power Propaganda Rudyard Kipling Submission Terms Thought Police Truth

24. “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”

Tags : Animals Books Dogs Friends Humor
Author : Groucho Marx
Source : The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

25. “He has been mad for you these many months, ever since you prodded him in the nether regions with a hedgehog.”

Tags : Alexia Tarabotti Animals Funny Gail Carriger Hedgehog Humor Humorous Lord Maccon Love Mad Nether Regions Nethers Parasol Protectorate Preternatural Romance Soulless Werewolf
Author : Gail Carriger
Source : Soulless

26. “I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.”

Tags : Animal Protection Animals Deer Humor Hunting Killing Taxidermy

27. “Hi! handsome hunting manFire your little gun.Bang! Now the animalis dead and dumb and done.Nevermore to peep again, creep again, leap again,Eat or sleep or drink again. Oh, what fun!”

Tags : Animals Hunting
Source : Rhymes and Verses: Collected Poems for Young People

28. “People would rather believe than know.”

Tags : Activism Animals Environment Inspirational

29. “True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which is deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.”

Tags : Animal Animals
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Unbearable Lightness of Being

30. “He didn’t like to see animals in captivity. When he looked into their eyes, something in their eyes looked back at him.”

Tags : Animal Animals Cage Captivity Eyes
Author : Rick Yancey
Source : The Infinite Sea

31. “Killing animals to make a fashion statement = a sickening + cold-blooded vanity.”

Tags : Abuse Animal Animals Cruelties Cruelty Fashion Fashion Statement Love Lovers Murder Rights Stories Vanity
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : Skins, Animal Stories

32. “Never mind, said Hachiko each day. Here I wait, for my friend who’s late. I will stay, just to walk beside you for one more day.”

Tags : Animals Dog Dogs Friends Friendship Hachiko Love Lovers Loyalty Owners Paraphrase Of Brian Robinson Pets
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : Skins, Animal Stories

33. “The world is a wide place where we stumble like children learning to walk. The world is a bright mosaic where we learn like children to see, where our little blurry eyes strive greedily to take in as much light and love and colour and detail as they can.The world is a coaxing whisper when the wind lips the trees, when the sea licks the shore, when animals burrow into earth and people look up at the sympathetic stars. The world is an admonishing roar when gales chase rainclouds over the plains and whip up ocean waves, when people crowd into cities or intrude into dazzling jungles.What right have we to carry our desperate mouths up mountains or into deserts? Do we want to taste rock and sand or do we expect to make impossible poems from space and silence? The vastness at least reminds us how tiny we are, and how much we don't yet understand. We are mere babes in the universe, all brothers and sisters in the nursery together. We had better learn to play nicely before we're allowed out..... And we want to go out, don't we? ..... Into the distant humming welcoming darkness.”

Tags : Animals Babes Brothers Children Colour Darkness Jungles Light Love Mountains Mouths Nursery Ocean Play Poems Sea Silence Sisters Space Stars Universe Walk
Author : Jay Woodman
Source : SPAN

34. “Happiness is a warm puppy.”

Tags : Animals Dogs Happiness Humor Puppies

35. “Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”

Tags : Animals Dogs Heaven
Author : Mark Twain

36. “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.”

Tags : Animals Dogs Heaven Inspirational Man Religion
Author : Mark Twain

37. “animals never worry about Heaven or Hell. neither do I. maybe that's why we get along”

Tags : Animals Heaven Hell
Source : The Last Night of the Earth Poems

38. “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”

Tags : Animals Dogs Love Pets
Author : John Grogan
Source : Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

39. “Dogs do not have many advantages over people, but one of them is extremely important: euthanasia is not forbidden by law in their case; animals have the right to a merciful death.”

Tags : Animal Rights Animals Death Euthanasia Human Rights
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Unbearable Lightness of Being

40. “Occasionally they would hear a harsh croak or a splash as some amphibian was disturbed, but the only creature they saw was a toad as big as Will's foot, which could only flop in a pain-filled sideways heave as if it were horribly injured. It lay across the path, trying to move out of the way and looking at them as if it knew they meant to hurt it.'It would be merciful to kill it,' said Tialys.'How do you know?' said Lyra. 'It might still like being alive, in spite of everything.''If we killed it, we'd be taking it with us,' said Will. 'It wants to stay here. I've killed enough living things. Even a filthy stagnant pool might be better than being dead.''But if it's in pain?' said Tialys.'If it could tell us, we'd know. But since it can't, I'm not going to kill it. That would be considering our feelings rather than the toad's.'They moved on.”

Tags : Animals Death Killing Toads
Source : The Amber Spyglass

41. “We are not encouraged, on a daily basis, to pay careful attention to the animals we eat. On the contrary, the meat, dairy, and egg industries all actively encourage us to give thought to our own immediate interest (taste, for example, or cheap food) but not to the real suffering involved. They do so by deliberately withholding information and by cynically presenting us with idealized images of happy animals in beautiful landscapes, scenes of bucolic happiness that do not correspond to anything in the real world. The animals involved suffer agony because of our ignorance. The least we owe them is to lessen that ignorance.”

Tags : Animals Dairy Eggs Factory Farming Food Ignorance Industry Meat
Source : The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food

42. “The neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux has shown that the same neural mechanisms mediate the fear response in all sorts of animals, from pigeons and rats to cats and humans. The idea that other animals experience similar emotions to us is not anthropomorphism: it is based on sound scientific evidence.”

Tags : Animals Anthropomorphism Emotion Fear Psychology
Author : Dylan Evans
Source : A brief introduction to emotions

43. “- Vad är en ängel, frågade apan.Madelene skakade på huvudet.- Det har jag aldrig riktigt förstått, sa hon. Men kanske är det en tredjedel gud, en tredjedel djur och en tredjedel människa.”

Tags : Angels Animals Anthropomorphism
Author : Peter Høeg
Source : The Woman and the Ape

44. “Hair on a man's chest is thought to denote strength. The gorilla is the most powerful of bipeds and has hair on every place on his body except for his chest.”

Tags : Animals Apes Gorillas Hair Man

45. “THE GHOST OF A VILLAGE She wanted to know why he destroyed their land,The village's only well,The mines,The rivers,The forest,Then the animals.She wanted to know why he denied the villagersA decent school,A hospital,Medicine,And put up walls --After taking down all their bridges.She wanted to stare him deep in the eyesAnd ask him why he had let so many villagers die.So she stood at the gates of his golden palaceWith her fingers curled into its iron bars,And waited for him to come out.And after hours turned into days,And days turned into weeks,She finally saw his crippled body beingGuided into a long black vehicle."WHY?" she shouted at him from a distance."WHY did you do all this?"The white-haired man rolled down his window andIn a distasteful voice, replied back to her:"You pitiful fool,Do you think the world cared about me all these years?I used to push a cart and sharpen knives,And some days I would be forced to sleep hungry.So as the years turned, and I became bitter and starved in more ways than one,I decided to cut down trees,And with the wood I built homes.And after I sold those homes,I bought land,And then I built more homes and put them on the land.Then I created a village and people came to live in it,So I taxed everyone because the land was mine.And because everyone lived under my security and authority,Everyone had to pay for protection.And with those taxes, I bought up all the surrounding land for cheap,Because as my wealth grew, so did my power.Then I sold everything and anything I could to the highest bidders.And in the final days of my existence,How dare you ask me: Why?WHY NOT?Do you not see the white hairs on my headAnd the wrinkles on my neck?Do you really think I care what happens to the worldAfter I die?""But those trees you cut weren't yours!And the rivers and streams you sold weren't yours!What made you think you could steal and sell what belongs to all the children of the earth?"The old man snorted then replied:"Nobody said anything, so I kept taking.And the more I took and nobody said anything,The larger things I'd take!How silly of you to come cryingOnly after everything is gone?I couldn't allow your people to be intelligent, united and strong,For they would have thrown me into the well had they discovered I wasThe big bad wolf!So I had to keep them ignorant, divided and filled with fear --Of everything beyond the village walls.""But do you not fear God?" the young woman cried out.The white-haired man now answered flatly:"God should fear me.I've robbed and raped his people and lands,And his followers are weak.”And with that, he motioned for his driver to pull away.The woman ran after the car and tried to scream,But as soon as she opened her mouth,Her voice turned into a howling wind.It wailed, thrashed and moaned over the abandoned village,Then disappeared into the hollow forest.”

Tags : Animals Children Of The Earth Corporations Corruption Divided Environment Forest Hospital Hospitals Howled Hungry Ignorance Preservation Protection Rivers Sanctuary Streams Taxes Unity Is Strength Walls Water Wildlife Preservation Wildlife Protection
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

46. “When a man is at peace he is a man, when angry he is an animal.”

Tags : Anger Angry Angry Young Man Animal Animals At Peace Being Cool Calm Cool Human Humans Inspiration Inspirational Man Is Animal Matters Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Peace Peaceful Peacefully Stop Things That Matter Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

47. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

Tags : Animals Caring Earth Forests Nature Plants Trees Wilderness
Author : John Muir

48. “How much does an elephant weigh? ”

Tags : Adventures African Safari Animals Lion
Author : Rhonda Patton
Source : African Safari with Ted and Raymond

49. “In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish.”

Tags : Animals Chanel Childish Clothes Clothing Create Cretivity Design Designer Eathing Fashion Fur Humanity Karl Lagerfeld Life Meat People Shoes Truth Wear Wearing World

50. “Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle.”

Tags : Animal Animals Beetle Bug Creation Creativity Death Destruction Dignity Life Schopenhauer Stupidity Wonder Of Life

51. “Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet”

Tags : Animals Compassion Life Planet Resources Share Vegan
Author : Marc Bekoff
Source : Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect

52. “At some point, one asks, "Toward what end is my life lived?" A great freedom comes from being able to answer that question. A sleeper can be decoyed out of bed by the sheer beauty of dawn on the open seas. Part of my job, as I see it, is to allow that to happen. Sleepers like me need at some point to rise and take their turn on morning watch for the sake of the planet, but also for their own sake, for the enrichment of their lives. From the deserts of Namibia to the razor-backed Himalayas, there are wonderful creatures that have roamed the Earth much longer than we, creatures that not only are worthy of our respect but could teach us about ourselves.”

Tags : Animals Beauty Conversation Creatures Earth Enrichment Freedom Lessons Planet Respect Wild Wonder Wonderful
Source : The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds

53. “The human body resonates at the same frequency as Mother Earth. So instead of only focusing on trying to save the earth, which operates in congruence to our vibrations, I think it is more important to be one with each other. If you really want to remedy the earth, we have to mend mankind. And to unite mankind, we heal the Earth. That is the only way. Mother Earth will exist with or without us. Yet if she is sick, it is because mankind is sick and separated. And if our vibrations are bad, she reacts to it, as do all living creatures.”

Tags : Animals Change Divided Division Existence Global Citizen Human Condition Humanism Humanist Life Love Mend Mother Earth Philosophy Of Life Planet Resonate Save The Planet Sickness
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

54. “If ever you feel like an animal among men, be a lion.”

Tags : Animals Authority Beast Boldness Conquering Courage Courage In Life Fierceness Inspirational Lion Man Nobility Noble Strength Uniqueness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

55. “Humans — who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals — have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and 'animals' is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them — without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. It is unseemly of us, who often behave so unfeelingly toward other animals, to contend that only humans can suffer. The behavior of other animals renders such pretensions specious. They are just too much like us.”

Tags : Animals Behavior Compassion Suffer Vegetarian
Author : Carl Sagan

56. “Be prepared. A dog is adorable and noble.A dog is a true and loving friend. A dogis also a hedonist.”

Tags : Animals Dogs Sneaky
Author : Mary Oliver
Source : Dog Songs

57. “Let your autobiography contain these words; "I was able to think positively, love affectionately and work efficiently". Thinking, loving and working are what make us different from animals and trees.”

Tags : Affectionate Affectionately Animals Autobiography Effecitively Effective Efficient Efficiently Living Things Love Loved Loving Positive Positively Thing Big Think Thinking Thought Trees Work Work Hard Worked Working

58. “The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”

Tags : Animals Birds Cheese Competition Mice Timing Worms
Author : Willie Nelson

59. “If frogs had side pockets, they'd carry hand guns.”

Tags : Animals Firearms Frogs Guns Pockets
Author : Dan Rather

60. “What is the bottom line for the animal/human hierarchy? I think it is at the animate/inanimate line, and Carol Adams and others are close to it: we eat them. This is what humans want from animals and largely why and how they are most harmed. We make them dead so we can live. We make our bodies out of their bodies. Their inanimate becomes our animate. We justify it as necessary, but it is not. We do it because we want to, we enjoy it, and we can. We say they eat each other, too, which they do. But this does not exonerate us; it only makes us animal rather than human, the distinguishing methodology abandoned when its conclusions are inconvenient or unpleasant. The place to look for this bottom line is the farm, the stockyard, the slaughterhouse. I have yet to see one run by a nonhuman animal.”

Tags : Animals Hierarchy Humans

61. “In its various forms, so far as we know them, Love seems always to have a deep significance and a most practical importance to us little mortals. In one form, as the mere semi-conscious Sex-love, which runs through creation and is common to the lowest animals and plants, it appears as a kind of organic basis for the unity of all creatures; in another, as the love of the mother for her offspring—which may also be termed a passion—it seems to pledge itself to the care and guardianship of the future race; in another, as the marriage of man and woman, it becomes the very foundation of human society. And so we can hardly believe that in its homogenic form, with which we are here concerned, it has not also a deep significance, and social uses and functions which will become clearer to us, the more we study it.”

Tags : Animal Sexual Behaviour Animals Homosexuality Human Sexuality Love Marriage Men Mothers Offspring Plant Sexuality Plants Sex Society Women
Source : The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women

62. “Be nice to the environment. Be nice to animals. Be nice to people. If you do that, you will leave a mark on the world.”

Tags : Alama Animals Be Nice Dunia Environment Kind Kindness Kuwa Mkarimu Mark Mazingira Mkarimu Nice People Ukarimu Wanyama Watu World

63. “People are like animals. Some are happiest penned in, some need to roam free. You go to recognize what's in her nature and accept it.”

Tags : Animals Freedom Lifestyle People
Source : Half Broke Horses

64. “If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”

Tags : Animals Gratitude Love Loyalty Soul
Author : James Herriot
Source : All Creatures Great and Small

65. “Never call anyone a baboon unless you are sure of your facts.”

Tags : Animals Apes Humor Humorous Mammals Primates
Author : Will Cuppy

66. “If you truly believe love conquers all try to give a kiss to a rattlesnake..”

Tags : Animals Believe In Yourself Believing Believing In Love Conquer Quotes Conquering Conquering Demons Conquering Evil Conquers Give A Kiss Kiss Kissing Kissing A Rattlesnake Kissing Quotes Love Love Conquers All Rattlesnake Reptile Reptiles Snake Truly Believe Trying
Author : Erik Tanghe

67. “The weather had freshened almost to coldness, for the wind was coming more easterly, from the chilly currents between Tristan and the Cape; the sloth was amazed by the change; it shunned the deck and spent its time below. Jack was in his cabin, pricking the chart with less satisfaction than he could have wished: progress, slow, serious trouble with the mainmast-- unaccountable headwinds by night-- and sipping a glass of grog; Stephen was in the mizentop, teaching Bonden to write and scanning the sea for his first albatross. The sloth sneezed, and looking up, Jack caught its gaze fixed upon him; its inverted face had an expression of anxiety and concern. 'Try a piece of this, old cock,' he said, dipping his cake in the grog and proffering the sop. 'It might put a little heart into you.' The sloth sighed, closed its eyes, but gently absorbed the piece, and sighed again. Some minutes later he felt a touch upon his knee: the sloth had silently climbed down and it was standing there, its beady eyes looking up into his face, bright with expectation. More cake, more grog: growing confidence and esteem. After this, as soon as the drum had beat the retreat, the sloth would meet him, hurrying toward the door on its uneven legs: it was given its own bowl, and it would grip it with its claws, lowering its round face into it and pursing its lips to drink (its tongue was too short to lap). Sometimes it went to sleep in this position, bowed over the emptiness. 'In this bucket,' said Stephen, walking into the cabin, 'in this small half-bucket, now, I have the population of Dublin, London, and Paris combined: these animalculae-- what is the matter with the sloth?' It was curled on Jack's knee, breathing heavily: its bowl and Jack's glass stood empty on the table. Stephen picked it up, peered into its affable bleary face, shook it, and hung it upon its rope. It seized hold with one fore and one hind foot, letting the others dangle limp, and went to sleep. Stephen looked sharply round, saw the decanter, smelt to the sloth, and cried, 'Jack, you have debauched my sloth.”

Tags : Animals Drunkenness Humour
Source : H.M.S. Surprise

68. “We human beings regard ourselves as (or compare ourselves to) animals only when it suits us.”

Tags : Animal Anthropocentric Anthropocentrism Barbarian Barbaric Brutish Civilized Compare Funny Heathen Homo Sapiens Human Beings Humanity Joke Jokes Liken To Neanderthal Persons Savage Species Uncivilized Vulgar Wild

69. “We can always be humanMeeting each day a wise new manBut the Animal Kingdom to which we belongAnimals we are; this truth can’t be wrong.”

Tags : Animal Animal Kingdom Animals Belong Human Human Nature Humanbeing Kingdom Meeting Nature Truth Wisdom Wisdom Quotes Wise Wise Words Wrong
Author : Munia Khan
Source : Beyond The Vernal Mind

70. “Don't you find it a beautiful clean thought, a world empty of people, just uninterrupted grass, and a hare sitting up?”

Tags : Animals Ecology Humanity
Author : D.H. Lawrence
Source : Women in Love

71. “I could end this with a moral,as if this were a fable about animals,though no fables are really about animals.”

Tags : Allegory Animals Fable Humans Parable
Source : The Tent

72. “I follow suit, said the lion, vacating his coat of arms and movie logos; and the eagle said, Get me off this flag.”

Tags : Allegory Animals Humans Morals Parable
Source : The Tent

73. “So it is always preferable to discuss the matter of veganism in a non-judgemental way. Remember that to most people, eating flesh or dairy and using animal products such as leather, wool, and silk, is as normal as breathing air or drinking water. A person who consumes dairy or uses animal products is not necessarily or usually what a recent and unpopular American president labelled an "evil doer.”

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74. “Think how nature makes things compared to how we humans make things." We talked about how animals don't just preserve the next generation; they typically preserve the environment for the ten-thousandth generation. While human industrial processes can produce Kevlar, it takes a temperature of thousands of degrees to do it, and the fiber is pulled through sulfuric acid. In contrast, a spider makes its silk - which per gram is several times stronger than steel - at room temperature in water.”

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Source : Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream

75. “Having a relationship with people of questionable character is like playing with a razor blade on your skin, and pretending to observe that it is harmful to your body.”

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76. “It was great to see the owls," I said.She smiled."Yes. They're wild things, of course. Killers, savages. They're wonderful.”

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Author : David Almond
Source : Skellig

77. “Lots of people talk to animals...Not very many listen though...that's the problem.”

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Author : Benjamin Hoff
Source : The Tao of Pooh

78. “As for hearing, the sloth is not so much deaf as uninterested in sound.”

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Author : Yann Martel
Source : Life of Pi

79. “Every creature was designed to serve a purpose. Learn from animals for they are there to teach you the way of life. There is a wealth of knowledge that is openly accessible in nature. Our ancestors knew this and embraced the natural cures found in the bosoms of the earth. Their classroom was nature. They studied the lessons to be learned from animals. Much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. They are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

80. “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.”

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Author : Alice Walker

81. “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”

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82. “Forty-two years after Dr. King was murdered, we are still a nation of inequality. People of color, women, gays, lesbians, and others are still treated as second-class citizens. Yes, things have changed but we have still not achieved equality among all humans. And nonhuman animals continue to be chattel property without any inherent value.”

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83. “I made the choice to be vegan because I will not eat (or wear, or use) anything that could have an emotional response to its death or captivity. I can well imagine what that must feel like for our non-human friends - the fear, the terror, the pain - and I will not cause such suffering to a fellow living being.”

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Author : Rai Aren

84. “Ethical veganism results in a profound revolution within the individual; a complete rejection of the paradigm of oppression and violence that she has been taught from childhood to accept as the natural order. It changes her life and the lives of those with whom she shares this vision of nonviolence. Ethical veganism is anything but passive; on the contrary, it is the active refusal to cooperate with injustice”

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85. “Although other animals may be different from us, this does not make them LESS than us”

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Author : Marc Bekoff
Source : Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect

86. “We should always be clear that animal exploitation is wrong because it involves speciesism. And speciesism is wrong because, like racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-semitism, classism, and all other forms of human discrimination, speciesism involves violence inflicted on members of the moral community where that infliction of violence cannot be morally justified. But that means that those of us who oppose speciesism necessarily oppose discrimination against humans. It makes no sense to say that speciesism is wrong because it is like racism (or any other form of discrimination) but that we do not have a position about racism. We do. We should be opposed to it and we should always be clear about that.”

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87. “Any serious social, political, and economic change must include veganism.”

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88. “Ethical veganism represents a commitment to nonviolence.”

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89. “Many animals experience pain, anxiety and suffering, physically and psychologically, when they are held in captivity or subjected to starvation, social isolation, physical restraint, or painful situations from which they cannot escape. Even if it is not the same experience of pain, anxiety, or suffering undergone by humans- or even other animals, including members of the same species- an individual's pain, suffering, and anxiety matter.”

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Author : Marc Bekoff
Source : Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect

90. “I am opposed to animal welfare campaigns for two reasons. First, if animal use cannot be morally justified, then we ought to be clear about that, and advocate for no use. Although rape and child molestation are ubiquitous, we do not have campaigns for “humane” rape or “humane” child molestation. We condemn it all. We should do the same with respect to animal exploitation. Second, animal welfare reform does not provide significant protection for animal interests. Animals are chattel property; they are economic commodities. Given this status and the reality of markets, the level of protection provided by animal welfare will generally be limited to what promotes efficient exploitation. That is, we will protect animal interests to the extent that it provides an economic benefit.”

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91. “I have argued that this sort of thinking is problematic in at least two regards:First, the notion that nonhuman animals do not have an interest in continued existence—that they do not have an interest in their lives—involves relying on a speciesist concept of what sort of self-awareness matters morally. I have argued that every sentient being necessarily has an interest in continued existence—every sentient being values her or his life—and that to say that only those animals (human animals) who have a particular sort of self-awareness have an interest in not being treated as commodities begs the fundamental moral question. Even if, as some maintain, nonhuman animals live in an “eternal present”—and I think that is empirically not the case at the very least for most of the nonhumans we routinely exploit who do have memories of the past and a sense of the future—they have, in each moment, an interest in continuing to exist. To say that this does not count morally is simply speciesist.Second, even if animals do not have an interest in continuing to live and only have interests in not suffering, the notion that, as a practical matter, we will ever be able to accord those interests the morally required weight is simply fantasy. The notion that we property owners are ever going to accord any sort of significant weight to the interests of property in not suffering is simply unrealistic. Is it possible in theory? Yes. Is it possible as a matter of practicality in the real world. Absolutely not. Welfarists often talk about treating “farmed animals” in the way that we treat dogs and cats whom we love and regard as members of our family. Does anyone really think that is practically possible? The fact that we would not think of eating our dogs and cats is some indication that it is not.”

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92. “If we take the position that an assessment that veganism is morally preferable to vegetarianism is not possible because we are all “on our own journey,” then moral assessment becomes completely impossible or is speciesist. It is impossible because if we are all “on our own journey,” then there is nothing to say to the racist, sexist, anti-semite, homophobe, etc. If we say that those forms of discrimination are morally bad, but, with respect to animals, we are all “on our own journey” and we cannot make moral assessments about, for instance, dairy consumption, then we are simply being speciesist and not applying the same moral analysis to nonhumans that we apply to the human context.”

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93. “The notion that we should promote “happy” or “humane” exploitation as “baby steps” ignores that welfare reforms do not result in providing significantly greater protection for animal interests; in fact, most of the time, animal welfare reforms do nothing more than make animal exploitation more economically productive by focusing on practices, such as gestation crates, the electrical stunning of chickens, or veal crates, that are economically inefficient in any event. Welfare reforms make animal exploitation more profitable by eliminating practices that are economically vulnerable. For the most part, those changes would happen anyway and in the absence of animal welfare campaigns precisely because they do rectify inefficiencies in the production process. And welfare reforms make the public more comfortable about animal exploitation. The “happy” meat/animal products movement is clear proof of that. We would never advocate for “humane” or "happy” human slavery, rape, genocide, etc. So, if we believe that animals matter morally and that they have an interest not only in not suffering but in continuing to exist, we should not be putting our time and energy into advocating for “humane” or “happy” animal exploitation.”

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94. “There are some animal advocates who say that to maintain that veganism is the moral baseline is objectionable because it is “judgmental,” or constitutes a judgment that veganism is morally preferable to vegetarianism and a condemnation that vegetarians (or other consumers of animal products) are “bad” people. Yes to the first part; no to the second. There is no coherent distinction between flesh and other animal products. They are all the same and we cannot justify consuming any of them. To say that you do not eat flesh but that you eat dairy or eggs or whatever, or that you don’t wear fur but you wear leather or wool, is like saying that you eat the meat from spotted cows but not from brown cows; it makers no sense whatsoever. The supposed “line” between meat and everything else is just a fantasy–an arbitrary distinction that is made to enable some exploitation to be segmented off and regarded as “better” or as morally acceptable. This is not a condemnation of vegetarians who are not vegans; it is, however, a plea to those people to recognize their actions do not conform with a moral principle that they claim to accept and that all animal products are the result of imposing suffering and death on sentient beings. It is not a matter of judging individuals; it is, however, a matter of judging practices and institutions. And that is a necessary component of ethical living.”

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95. “We should never present flesh as somehow morally distinguishable from dairy. To the extent it is morally wrong to eat flesh, it is as morally wrong — and possibly more morally wrong — to consume dairy”

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96. “If we are ever going to see a paradigm shift, we have to be clear about how we want the present paradigm to shift.We must be clear that veganism is the unequivocal baseline of anything that deserves to be called an “animal rights” movement. If “animal rights” means anything, it means that we cannot morally justify any animal exploitation; we cannot justify creating animals as human resources, however “humane” that treatment may be.We must stop thinking that people will find veganism “daunting” and that we have to promote something less than veganism. If we explain the moral ideas and the arguments in favor of veganism clearly, people will understand. They may not all go vegan immediately; in fact, most won’t. But we should always be clear about the moral baseline. If someone wants to do less as an incremental matter, let that be her/his decision, and not something that we advise to do. The baseline should always be clear. We should never be promoting “happy” or “humane” exploitation as morally acceptable.”

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97. “An abolitionist is, as I have developed that notion, one who (1) maintains that we cannot justify animal use, however “humane” it may be; (2) rejects welfare campaigns that seek more “humane” exploitation, or single-issue campaigns that seek to portray one form of animal exploitation as morally worse than other forms of animal exploitation (e.g., a campaign that seeks to distinguish fur from wool or leather); and (3) regards veganism, or the complete rejection of the consumption or use of any animal products, as a moral baseline. An abolitionist regards creative, nonviolent vegan education as the primary form of activism, because she understands that the paradigm will not shift until we address demand and educate people to stop thinking of animals as things we eat, wear, or use as our resources.”

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98. “Even if we ourselves are not personally scandalized by the notion of other animals as close relatives, even if our age has accommodated to the idea, the passionate resistance of so many of us, in so many epochs and cultures, and by so many distinguished scholars, must say something important about us. What can we learn about ourselves from an apparent error so widespread, propagated by so many leading philosophers and scientists, both ancient and modern, with such assurance and self-satisfaction? One of several possible answers: A sharp distinction between humans and "animals" is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them--without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. With untroubled consciences, we can render whole species extinct--for our perceived short-term benefit, or even through simple carelessness. Their loss is of little import: Those beings, we tell ourselves, are not like us. An unbridgeable gap gas thus a practical role to play beyond the mere stroking of human egos. Darwin's formulation of this answer was: "Animals whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equals.”

Tags : Animals Speciesism
Source : Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

99. “We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.”

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100. “If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend.”

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101. “We can no more justify using nonhumans as human resources than we can justify human slavery. Animal use and slavery have at least one important point in common: both institutions treat sentient beings exclusively as resources of others. That cannot be justified with respect to humans; it cannot be justified with respect to nonhumans—however “humanely” we treat them.”

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102. “Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans.”

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103. “You cannot live a nonviolent life as long as you are consuming violence. Please consider going vegan.”

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104. “To say that a being who is sentient has no interest in continuing to live is like saying that a being with eyes has no interest in continuing to see. Death—however “humane”—is a harm for humans and nonhumans alike.”

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105. “Speciesism is morally objectionable because, like racism, sexism, and heterosexism, it links personhood with an irrelevant criterion. Those who reject speciesism are committed to rejecting racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of discrimination as well.”

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106. “I reject animal welfare reform and single-issue campaigns because they are not only inconsistent with the claims of justice that we should be making if we really believe that animal exploitation is wrong, but because these approaches cannot work as a practical matter. Animals are property and it costs money to protect their interests; therefore, the level of protection accorded to animal interests will always be low and animals will, under the best of circumstances, still be treated in ways that would constitute torture if applied to humans.By endorsing welfare reforms that supposedly make exploitation more “compassionate” or single-issue campaigns that falsely suggest that there is a coherent moral distinction between meat and dairy or between fur and wool or between steak and foie gras, we betray the principle of justice that says that all sentient beings are equal for purposes of not being used exclusively as human resources. And, on a practical level, we do nothing more than make people feel better about animal exploitation.”

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107. “Animals are property. There are laws that supposedly protect animal interestsin being treated “humanely,” but that term is interpreted in large part to mean that we cannot impose “unnecessary” harm on animals, and that is measured by what treatment is considered as necessary within particular industries, and according to customs of use, to exploit animals. The bottom line is that animals do not have any respect-based rights in the way that humans have, because we do not regard animals as having any moral value. They have only economic value. We value their interests economically, and we ignore their interests when it is economically beneficial for us to do so.At this point in time, it makes no sense to focus on the law, because as long as we regard animals as things, as a moral matter, the laws will necessarily reflect that absence of moral value and continue to do nothing to protect animals. We need to change social and moral thinking about animals before the law is going to do anything more.”

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108. “The rights paradigm, which, as I interpret it, morally requires the abolition of animal exploitation and requires veganism as a matter of fundamental justice, is radically different from the welfarist paradigm, which, in theory focuses on reducing suffering, and, in reality, focuses on tidying up animal exploitation at its economically inefficient edges. In science, those who subscribe to one paradigm are often unable to understand and engage those who subscribe to another paradigm precisely because the theoretical language that they use is not compatible.I think that the situation is similar in the context of the debate between animal rights and animal welfare. And that is why welfarists simply cannot understand or accept the slavery analogy.”

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109. “Watch any plant or animal and let it teach you acceptance of what is, surrender to the Now.Let it teach you Being.Let it teach you integrity — which means to be one, to be yourself, to be real.Let it teach you how to live and how to die, and how not to make living and dying into a problem.”

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Author : Eckhart Tolle
Source : The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

110. “Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”

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Author : George Eliot
Source : Mr Gilfil's Love Story

111. “Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them.”

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Author : Elvis Presley

112. “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.”

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Author : Mark Twain

113. “Veganism is not a "sacrifice." It is a joy.”

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114. “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.”

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Source : Linda's Kitchen: Simple and Inspiring Recipes for Meals Without Meat

115. “Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I've discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening. Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it will be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory-- disavowed. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.”

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Source : Eating Animals

116. “Needless to say, jamming deformed, drugged, overstressed birds together in a filthy, waste-coated room is not very healthy. Beyond deformities, eye damage, blindness, bacterial infections of bones, slipped vertebrae, paralysis, internal bleeding, anemia, slipped tendons, twisted lower legs and necks, respiratory diseases, and weakened immune systems are frequent and long-standing problems on factory farms.”

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Source : Eating Animals

117. “Do you know why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan? It's because they know what it's like to be treated like an animal.”

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Source : Lullaby

118. “This brings me back to the image of Kafka standing before a fish in the Berlin aquarium, a fish on which his gaze fell in a newly found peace after he decided not to eat animals. Kafka recognized that fish as a member of his invisible family- not as his equal, of course, but as another being that was his concern.”

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Source : Eating Animals

119. “Veganism is about nonviolence. It is about not engaging in harm to other sentient beings; to oneself; and to the environment upon which all beings depend for life. In my view, the animal rights movement is, at its core, a movement about ending violence to all sentient beings. It is a movement that seeks fundamental justice for all. It is an emerging peace movement that does not stop at the arbitrary line that separates humans from nonhumans.”

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120. “We should not be surprised that more and more people feel comfortable about consuming animal products. After all, they are being assured by the “experts” that suffering is being decreased and they can buy “happy” meat, “free-range” eggs, etc.. These products even come with labels approved of by animal organizations. The animal welfare movement is actually encouraging the “compassionate” consumption of animal products.Animal welfare reforms do very little to increase the protection given to animal interests because of the economics involved: animals are property. They are things that have no intrinsic or moral value. This means that welfare standards, whether for animals used as foods, in experiments, or for any other purpose, will be low and linked to the level of welfare needed to exploit the animal in an economically efficient way for the particular purpose. Put simply, we generally protect animal interests only to the extent we get an economic benefit from doing so. The concept of “unnecessary” suffering is understood as that level of suffering that will frustrate the particular use. And that can be a great deal of suffering.Killing Animals and Making Animals Suffer | Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach”

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121. “Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

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122. “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.”

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Author : Mark Twain

123. “Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.”

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124. “Meow” means “woof” in cat.”

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Author : George Carlin

125. “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”

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Author : A.A. Milne
Source : Winnie-the-Pooh

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

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Author : Josh Billings

127. “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.”

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128. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”

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129. “I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”

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130. “If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.”

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131. “I am no theologian, and do not have the answers to these questions, and one of the reasons I enjoy the animals on the farm so much is that they don't think about their pain, or question it, they accept it and endure it, true stoics. I have never heard a donkey or cow whine (although I guess dogs do). I told my friend this: pain, like joy, is a gift. It challenges us, tests, defines us, causes us to grow, empathize, and also, to appreciate its absence. If nothing else, it sharpens the experience of joy. The minute something happens to me that causes pain, I start wondering how I can respond to it, what I can learn from it, what it has taught me or shown me about myself. This doesn't make it hurt any less, but it puts it, for me, on a more manageable level. I don't know if there is a God, or if he causes me or anybody else to hurt, or if he could stop pain. I try to accept it and live beyond it. I think the animals have taught me that. The Problem of Pain is that it exists, and is ubiquitous. The Challenge of Pain is how we respond to it.”

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Author : Jon Katz

132. “Favorite Quotations.I speak my mind because it hurts to bite my tongue.The worth of a book is measured by what you carry away from it. It's not over till it's over. Imagination is everything. All life is an experiment. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly.”

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Author : Pat Frayne
Source : Tales of Topaz the Conjure Cat: Part I Topaz and the Evil Wizard & Part II Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone

133. “From personal experience, I know for sure that the number one thing that saddens the dead more than our grief — is not being conscious of their existence around us. They do want you to talk to them as if they were still in a physical body. They do want you to play their favorite music, keep their pictures out, and continue living as if they never went away. However, time and "corruption" have blurred the lines between the living and the dead, between man and Nature, and between the physical and the etheric. There was a time when man could communicate with animals, plants, the ether, and the dead. To do so requires one to access higher levels of consciousness, and this knowledge has been hidden from us. Why? Because then the plants would tell us how to cure ourselves. The animals would show us their feelings, and the dead would tell us that good acts do matter. In all, we would come to know that we are all one. And most importantly, we would be alerted of threats and opportunities, good and evil, truth vs. fiction. We would have eyes working for humanity from every angle, and this threatens "the corrupt". Secret societies exist to hide these truths, and to make sure lies are preserved from generation to generation.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

134. “Life is but a flash of time, a momentous flicker-- in the life that we know and space we live in on earth.© VW”

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Source : Buzzzzzzzz...: What Honeybees Do

135. “Be the best you can be for yourself!”

Tags : Animals Bullying Childrens Books Fiction Social Issues
Source : Iwogs Adventures in Bully Blues

136. “Animals do it largely for the REPRODUCTION, but so-called Social Animals (People) do it regularly thinking that it will give them SATISFACTION.”

Tags : Animals Awakening Contentment Facts Of Life Foolish Foolishness Happiness Insanity Inspirational Inspiring Inspiring Thoughts Inspiring Writers Intelligence Love Mindset Motivational Nature Notable People Physical Relationship Proclivity Reproduction Satisfaction Sexual Activity Social Animal Wisdom Quotes Wise Saying Women
Author : Anuj Somany

137. “Sometimes we take leaps of faith, and sometimes we take tiny steps. Even the tiniest step can require a lot of courage. Like climbing out of denial and admitting my real need for help. Like trusting someone who said I wouldn’t die from eating a bowl of pasta, and taking another bite. Like reaching for a pen or a yoga mat when what I really wanted to do was reach for a cookie. Like searching for a smile in my heart when my mind was busy screaming about how sad and serious I should be.”

Tags : Animal Welfare Animals Dog Dogs Eating Disorder Recovery Eating Disorders Faith Happiness Healing Hope Humane Society Inspiration Quotes Inspirational Joy Life Love Motivational Motivational Quotes Recovery Shelter Dogs
Author : Shannon Kopp
Source : Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life

138. “So many nights, I stared out at the inky black ocean, believing that if I could only learn how to eat again and keep my hands out of my throat, that would be enough. I prayed hard and desperately to God and the sun and the moon and the ocean and the universe and every shelter dog I’d ever met, as if they were all genies, that I wouldn’t ask for anything more.But perhaps God isn’t a collection of genies, and perhaps it’s okay to hope for more than relief. To hope big. To hope for Sunny’s limitless capacity to love.”

Tags : Animal Welfare Animals Dog Dogs Eating Disorder Recovery Eating Disorders Faith Happiness Healing Hope Humane Society Inspiration Quotes Inspirational Joy Life Love Motivational Motivational Quotes Recovery Shelter Dogs
Author : Shannon Kopp
Source : Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life

139. “When I was around Sunny, there was no time to dream about some easier, prettier, more comprehensible, less fucked-up existence. Now was all we had: Sunny lifting her eyes to meet mine. Cupping water in my own hands to rinse the blood off her head. Sunny’s tongue on my nose, her tail thudding on my leg. The reach of my hand across her spine. The words of comfort and rage and fear and sadness and hope that I spoke only in her presence.”

Tags : Animal Welfare Animals Dog Dogs Eating Disorder Recovery Eating Disorders Faith Happiness Healing Hope Humane Society Inspiration Quotes Inspirational Joy Life Love Motivational Motivational Quotes Recovery Shelter Dogs
Author : Shannon Kopp
Source : Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life

140. “Because the truth is, while bulimia is a devastating illness I would wish upon no one, it has taught me about the fragility of life and the vital need for compassion. Today, I’m quick to love and throw my arms around any girl who has ever stared at a puddle of her own vomit and questioned the point of her life. Or who has ever let a Photoshopped image on a glossy magazine preach to her about her own self-worth, her own beauty. Or who has ever been afraid to face the pain and suffering, within and outside of herself.Today, I’m quick to love.”

Tags : Animal Welfare Animals Dog Dogs Eating Disorder Recovery Eating Disorders Faith Happiness Healing Hope Humane Society Inspiration Quotes Inspirational Joy Life Love Motivational Motivational Quotes Recovery Shelter Dogs
Author : Shannon Kopp
Source : Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life

141. “Despite all their flaws, zoos wake us up. They invite us to step outside our most basic assumptions. Offered for our contemplation, the animals remind us of nature’s impossibly varied schemes for survival, all the strategies that species rely upon for courtship and mating and protecting the young and establishing dominance and hunting for something to eat and avoiding being eaten. On a good day, zoos shake people into recognizing the manifold possibilities of existence, what it’s like to walk across the Earth, or swim in its oceans of fly above its forests—even though most animals on display will never have the chance to do any of those things again, at least not in the wild.”

Tags : Animals Existence Nature Survival Wild Wildness Zoo
Author : Thomas French
Source : Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

142. “All zoos, even the most enlightened, are built upon the idea both beguiling and repellent—the notion that we can seek out the wildness of the world and behold its beauty, but that we must first contain that wildness. Zoos argue that they are fighting for the conservation of the Earth, that they educate the public and provide refuge and support for vanishing species. And they are right. Animal-rights groups argue that zoos traffic in living creatures, exploiting them for financial gain and amusement. And they are right. Caught inside this contradiction are the animals themselves, and the humans charged with their well-being.”

Tags : Animals Wildness Zoo
Author : Thomas French
Source : Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

143. “Taken together, the narratives of how the animals ended up at Lowry Park revealed as much about Homo sapiens as they revealed about the animals themselves. The precise details—how and where each was born, how they were separated from their mothers and taken into custody, all they had witnessed and experienced on their way to becoming the property of this particular zoo—could have filled an encyclopedia with insights into human behavior and psychology, human geopolitics and history and commerce. Lowry Park’s very existence declared our presumption of supremacy, the ancient belief that we have been granted dominion over other creatures and have the right to do with them as we please. The zoo was a living catalogue of our fears and obsessions, the ways we see animals and see ourselves, all the things we prefer not to see at all. Every corner of the grounds revealed our appetite for amusement and diversion, no matter what the cost. Our longing for the wildness we have lost inside ourselves. Our instinct to both exalt nature and control it. Our deepest wish to love and protect other species even as we scorch their forests and poison their rivers and shove them toward oblivion.All of it was on display in the garden of captives.”

Tags : Animals Captives Lowry Park Wild Wildness Zoo
Author : Thomas French
Source : Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

144. “Wild animals are less wild and more human than many humans of this world”

Tags : Animal Animals Cruel Cruel World Fact Human Humanity Humans Inhuman Inhumanity Less Many More Philosophical Philosophy This War Wild Wildlife Wildness World
Author : Munia Khan

145. “Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal... In truth, man is incurably foolish. Simple things which other animals easily learn, he is incapable of learning. Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace; even affectionately.Next, in another cage I confined an Irish Catholic from Tipperary, and as soon as he seemed tame I added a Scotch Presbyterian from Aberdeen. Next a Turk from Constantinople; a Greek Christian from Crete; an Armenian; a Methodist from the wilds of Arkansas; a Buddhist from China; a Brahman from Benares. Finally, a Salvation Army Colonel from Wapping. Then I stayed away for two whole days. When I came back to note results, the cage of Higher Animals was all right, but in the other there was but a chaos of gory odds and ends of turbans and fezzes and plaids and bones and flesh--not a specimen left alive. These Reasoning Animals had disagreed on a theological detail and carried the matter to a Higher Court.”

Tags : Animals Cats Dogs Doves Foxes Geese Man Monkeys Reasoning Religion Squirrels
Author : Mark Twain
Source : Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings

146. “If you Love all Life you observe, you will observe all Life will Love.”

Tags : Animals Love Loving Life Nature Seeing Spiritual Quotes
Source : Look into the stillness

147. “When many different creatures are part of the same species, this typically means that they share many similarities over differences and can reproduce among themselves. If humans share more similarities than differences, in desires, needs, and fears, then what is keeping our species apart? If our Creator wanted us to be divided, we would have not been designed to interbreed.”

Tags : Breed Creation Creator Evolve Fears God Human Humanity Identity Logic Mankind Peace Reality Reproduce Same Similarities Suzy Kassem United Unity Wisdom World
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

148. “Man, do not pride yourself on your superiority to the animals, for they are without sin, while you, with all your greatness, you defile the earth wherever you appear and leave an ignoble trail behind you -- and that is true, alas, for almost every one of us!”

Tags : Animals Creation Destruction Of Nature Mankind
Source : The Brothers Karamazov

149. “I remember sitting in this cabin in Alaska one evening reading over the notes of all these encounters, and recalling Joseph Campbell, who wrote in the conclusion to 'Primitive Mythology' that men do not discover their gods, they create them. So do they also, I thought, looking at the notes before me, create their animals.”

Tags : Animals Create Gods Joseph Campbell Wolf Wolves
Author : Barry López
Source : Of Wolves and Men

150. “Ever since she was a young girl, [Patricia Highsmith] had felt an extraordinary empathy for animals, particularly cats. The creatures, she said, 'provide something for writers that humans cannot: companionship that makes no demands or intrusions, that is as restful and ever-changing as a tranquil sea that barely moves'. Her affection for cats was 'a constant as was feline companionship wherever her domestic situation permitted,' says Kingsley. 'As for animals in general, she saw them as individual personalities often better behaved, and endowed with more dignity and honesty than humans. Cruelty to or neglect of any helpless living creature could turn her incandescent with rage.' Janice Robertson remembers how [...] Highsmith was walking through the streets of Soho when she saw a wounded pigeon lying in the gutter. 'Pat decided there and then that this pigeon should be rescued,' says Janice. 'Although I think Roland persuaded her that it was past saving, she really was distraught. She couldn't bear to see animals hurt.' Bruno Sager, Highsmith's carer at the end of her life, recalls the delicacy with which the writer would take hold of a spider which had crawled into the house, making sure to deposit it safely in her garden. 'For her human beings were strange - she thought she would never understand them - and perhaps that is why she liked cats and snails so much,' he says.”

Tags : Affection Animal Animals Crawl Creatures Cruelty Delicacy Deposit Empathy Feline Girl Honesty Human Humans Incandescent Individual Neglect Personality Pigeon Rage Restful Safely Sea Understand Wounded Writer Writers
Author : Andrew Wilson
Source : Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

151. “Humility is a virtue of the heavenly, not arrogance. Are we the most superior beast on earth? No, not in strength and not in intelligence. It is very arrogant to assume that we are the most intelligent species when we keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Both rats and monkeys have been shown to learn from error, yet we have not. More people have died in the name of religion than any other cause on earth. Is massacring God’s creations really serving God – or the devil? And what father would want to see his children constantly divided and fighting? What God would allow a single human life to be sacrificed for monetary gain? Again, the Creator or the devil?”

Tags : Animals Creations Crimes Against Humanity Died Divide God S Humility Justice Lifecreator Mistakes Monkeys Religious Killing Repeat Mistakes Strength Superior Creatures War Crimes
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

152. “Faraway a leopard barked that high, dissatisfied deep roar it cuts off so sharply, as if its annoyance is too great to express, can only be appeased.”

Tags : Animals Annoyance Appease Bark Cats Express Leopard Nature Roar Sharp The Last Savanna Wildlife
Author : Mike Bond
Source : The Last Savanna

153. “It wouldn't happen... There hasn't been one publication by a monkey”

Tags : Animals Apes Monkeys Publication Publishing Writing
Source : The Ricky Gervais Show - First, Second and Third Seasons

154. “When I consider that the nobler animal have been exterminated here - the cougar, the panther, lynx, wolverine, wolf, bear, moose, dear, the beaver, the turkey and so forth and so forth, I cannot but feel as if I lived in a tamed and, as it were, emasculated country... Is it not a maimed and imperfect nature I am conversing with? As if I were to study a tribe of Indians that had lost all it's warriors...I take infinite pains to know all the phenomena of the spring, for instance, thinking that I have here the entire poem, and then, to my chagrin, I hear that it is but an imperfect copy that I possess and have read, that my ancestors have torn out many of the first leaves and grandest passages, and mutilated it in many places. I should not like to think that some demigod had come before me and picked out some of the best of the stars. I wish to know an entire heaven and an entire earth.”

Tags : Animals Conservation Earth Nature Woods
Source : The Journal, 1837-1861

155. “If black and white are too different and separate calories zebras wouldn't have both.”

Tags : Animal Rights Animals Black Clothes Discrimination Togherness Wither Zebras

156. “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”

Tags : Animals Companions Friends Pets
Author : Colette

157. “Anyone who has no need of anybody but himself is either a beast or a God."Aristotle”

Tags : Abused Women Animals Childhood Memories Dogs Good Book Life Struggles Meaning Non Fiction Pets Poetry Psychology Purpose Social Work Writing

158. “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.”

Tags : Animals Dogs Pets

159. “It's just the way things are. Take a moment to consider this statement. Really think about it. We send one species to the butcher and give our love and kindness to another apparently for no reason other than because it's the way things are. When our attitudes and behaviors towards animals are so inconsistent, and this inconsistency is so unexamined, we can safely say we have been fed absurdities. It is absurd that we eat pigs and love dogs and don't even know why. Many of us spend long minutes in the aisle of the drugstore mulling over what toothpaste to buy. Yet most of don't spend any time at all thinking about what species of animal we eat and why. Our choices as consumers drive an industry that kills ten billion animals per year in the United States alone. If we choose to support this industry and the best reason we can come up with is because it's the way things are, clearly something is amiss. What could cause an entire society of people to check their thinking caps at the door--and to not even realize they're doing so? Though this question is quite complex, the answer is quite simple: carnism.”

Tags : Animals Carnism Cats Cows Dogs Food Meat Pets Pigs
Author : Melanie Joy
Source : Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others

160. “You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.”

Tags : Animals Dogs

161. “Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.”

Tags : Animals Dogs
Author : Dean Koontz
Source : False Memory

162. “If you don't own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”

Tags : Animals Dogs

163. “Discipline isn't about showing a dog who's boss; it's about takingresponsibility for a living creature you have brought into your world.”

Tags : Animals Discipline Dogs
Author : Cesar Millan
Source : Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog... and Your Life

164. “Jesus was a man of love, of immense compassion. He loved this earth, the people, the threes, because that is the way to love God. God is life. Jesus is very life-affirmative. He says total yes to life. When you look into the eyes of each being that you meet, you meet God. Everybody is an incarnation of God - the threes, the flowers, the rocks, the animals, the people and the mountains. Love the people, love the threes, love the animals - and through the love you meet God. All are brothers here, because God is one. The threes, the flowers, the birds and the rocks are all your brothers, because they all come from the one source. if you are not reconciled with the world, you cannot pray to God. Prayer is only possible when you are in harmony with existence. The whole existence is your brother. The first step for prayer is to be reconciled with your brother. And your brother means all beings. Jesus is a celebration of being, a celebration of life. If you deny life, you deny God. If you say no to life, you say no to God, because God is life. To understand Jesus, you have to understand that life is God. If you say yes to life, you will feel a prayer arising in your heart, a yes arising in your being. The ego is a no to life, the ego is a separation from life. The inner being is a yes to life. The inner being is a deep yes and acceptance of life. Saying yes bridges you with the whole. It makes you a part of the whole. Saying yes will make you more and more spiritual. Jesus whole message is yes. The word "amen" means yes. You will never meet God, you will meet human beings, animals, stones and threes. You can love God through other human beings, through threes, through stones and through animals. And when you have learnt to love God through all his forms - then only love changes into prayer.”

Tags : Acceptance Animals Brothers Christianity Compassion Earth Ego Flowers God Jesus Joy Life Love Meditation Mountains Prayer Relationships Religion Rocks Spirituality Truth

165. “The other mammoths were as protective of the dying as they were of newborns, and they gathered around tying to make the fallen one get up. When all was over, they buried the dead ancestor under piles of dirt, grass, leaves, or snow. Mammoths were even known to bury other dead animals, including humans.”

Tags : Animals Death Touching
Author : Jean M. Auel
Source : The Plains of Passage

166. “Four legs good, two legs bad.”

Tags : Animals Four Humans Legs Two
Author : George Orwell
Source : Animal Farm

167. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.”

Tags : Animals Humankind Inspiration Morals Protection

168. “It is just my imagination that flies,While she is wrapped up in her bedsheetslike a nest.”

Tags : Animals Dreams Flying Imagination Owl
Source : Chaos of the Mind

169. “To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”

Tags : Animals Goodness Humanity Lambs Sheep

170. “An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

Tags : Animals Eyes Langange Unspoken
Author : Martin Buber

171. “We were all born to be peaceful citizens of the world. Take care of your global garden and do not allow evil gardeners to try and convince you which flowers are ugly and which should be destroyed. This is God's universe and he is the master gardener of all. If you see ugliness in his creations, then you see ugliness in our Creator. Wake up. If we eliminate all colors in his garden, then what would be a rainbow with only one color? And what would be a garden with only one kind of flower? Why would the Creator create a vast assortment of plants, ethnicities, and animals, if only one beast or seed is to dominate all of existence?”

Tags : Animals Beast Citzens Of The World Colors Creation Creator Equality Evil Flower Garden Gardener God Humanity Life Lost Mankind Nature Peace Peaceful Plants Seeds Suzy Kassem Quotes Universe
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

172. “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.”

Tags : Animals Learn Like People
Author : Mark Twain

173. “It all begins with faith. If we believed animal went to heaven, we wouldn't send them there prematurely”

Tags : Animal Animal Rights Animals Faith Faith In God Faith In Yourself Faith Quotes Faith Vs Reason Faithful Faithfulness Fear Of God God Goddess Gods Habyarimana Bangambiki Heaven Heaven And Hell Religion Religion And Philoshophy Religion Spirituality Religion Vs Science Religious Religious Faith Spirituality Spirituality Vs Religion
Source : The Great Pearl of Wisdom

174. “Animals store their fears and at times OUR fears in the body and manifest physical illnesses like we do. Like us, these fears may have occurred in infancy and are still carried in the adult body.”

Tags : Animals Canines Care Dogs Energy Fear Holistic Healing Illness Mind Body Connection Natural Well Being
Source : Tapping for Rescued & Adopted Dogs: Fast Surrogate EFT Methods for Canine Emotional Well Being

175. “The forest has shrunkAnd fear has expanded,The forests have dwindled,There are less animals now, less courage and less lightning, less beauty and the moon lies bare, deflowered by force and then abandoned.”

Tags : Animals Beauty Courage Fear Forests Lightning Moon
Author : Visar Zhiti
Source : The Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry

176. “Were the walls of our meat industry to become transparent, literally or even figuratively, we would not long continue to raise, kill, and eat animals the way we do.”

Tags : Animals Ethics Industry Meat
Source : The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

177. “I love things made out of animals. It's just so funny to think of someone saying, "I need a letter opener. I guess I'll have to kill a deer.”

Tags : Animals Deer Possessions
Author : David Sedaris

178. “I watched bulls bred to cows, watched mares foal, I saw life come from the egg and the multiplicative wonders of mudholes and ponds, the jell and slime of life shimmering in gravid expectation. Everywhere I looked, life sprang from something not life, insects unfolded from sacs on the surface of still waters and were instantly on prowl for their dinner, everything that came into being knew at once what to do and did it, unastonished that it was what it was, unimpressed by where it was, the great earth heaving up bloodied newborns from every pore, every cell, bearing the variousness of itself from every conceivable substance which it contained in itself, sprouting life that flew or waved in the wind or blew from the mountains or stuck to the damp black underside of rocks, or swam or suckled or bellowed or silently separated in two.”

Tags : Animals Life Vitality
Author : E.L. Doctorow
Source : Lives of the Poets: A Novella and Six Stories

179. “The parallel between these animals sick from surplus value and humans sick from industrial concentration is illuminating. (...) Against the industrial organization of death, animals have no other recourse, no other possible defiance, except suicide.”

Tags : Animals Death Food Industry Industry Suicide
Source : Simulacra and Simulation

180. “In our day, there are stresses and fractures of the human-animal bond, and some forces at work would sever it once and for all. They pull us in the wrong direction and away from the decent and honorable code that makes us care for creatures who are entirely at our mercy. Especially within the last two hundred years, we've come to apply an industrial mind-set to the use of animals, too often viewing them as if they were nothing but articles of commerce and the raw material of science, agriculture, and wildlife management. Here, as in other pursuits, human ingenuity has a way of outrunning human conscience, and some things we do only because we can--forgetting to ask whether we should.”

Tags : Agriculture Animals Bond Compassion Food Humans
Author : Wayne Pacelle
Source : The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them

181. “The inconsistencies that haunt our relationships with animals also result from the quirks of human cognition. We like to think of ourselves as the rational species. But research in cognitive psychology and behavioral economics shows that our thinking and behavior are often completely illogical. In one study, for example, groups of people were independently asked how much they would give to prevent waterfowl from being killed in polluted oil ponds. On average, the subjects said they would pay $80 to save 2,000 birds, $78 to save 20,000 birds, and $88 to save 200,000 birds. Sometimes animals act more logically than people do; a recent study found that when picking a new home, the decisions of ant colonies were more rational than those of human house-hunters. What is it about human psychology that makes it so difficult for us to think consistently about animals? The paradoxes that plague our interactions with other species are due to the fact that much of our thinking is a mire of instinct, learning, language, culture, intuition, and our reliance on mental shortcuts.”

Tags : Animals Behavior Charity Cognition Decision Making Ethics Illogical Logic Paradox Psychology Rational Thought Rationalism Thinking
Author : Hal Herzog
Source : Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals

182. “If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”

Tags : Animals Compassion Peace Pity

183. “There are over a million types of fish in the sea as there are flowers in all of the world's gardens. There are at least a million different types of minerals as there are species of birds or monkeys. The possible configurations of lifeforms that could be created from a single atom are infinite. There are at least a billion people on this earth, and no two faces look the same. It is very arrogant to assume that we have seen all of God's miracles.”

Tags : Animals Atom Creation Creations Faces Fish Flowers God Minerals Miracles People Physics Rocks Science Species Suzy Kassem
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

184. “Short men are happy, for they can pass easily through the door. Tall men are happy, for they can stand erect and pluck oranges with their hands. Again, short men are angry, for they cannot stand erect and pluck oranges with their hands. Again, tall men are angry, for they cannot pass easily through the door.”

Tags : Amusement Anecdote Capacity Cartoon Comic Comical Contempt Contrast Crack Your Ribs Difference Equality Funny Human Nature Humour Inadiquacy Inferiority Irony Juxtaposition Michael Bassey Johnson Opposition Random Satisfaction Similarity Story Strange Tallness Truth Paradox Witticism

185. “On the black earth on which the ice plants bloomed, hundreds of black stink bugs crawled. And many of them stuck their tails up in the air. "Look at all them stink bugs," Hazel remarked, grateful to the bugs for being there. "They're interesting," said Doc. "Well, what they got their asses up in the air for?" Doc rolled up his wool socks and put them in the rubber boots and from his pocket he brought out dry socks and a pair of thin moccasins. "I don't know why," he said. "I looked them up recently--they're very common animals and one of the commonest things they do is put their tails up in the air. And in all the books there isn't one mention of the fact that they put their tails up in the air or why." Hazel turned one of the stink bugs over with the toe of his wet tennis shoe and the shining black beetle strove madly with floundering legs to get upright again. "Well, why do you think they do it?" "I think they're praying," said Doc. "What!" Hazel was shocked. "The remarkable thing," said Doc, "isn't that they put their tails up in the air--the really incredibly remarkable thing is that we find it remarkable. We can only use ourselves as yardsticks. If we did something as inexplicable and strange we'd probably be praying--so maybe they're praying." "Let's get the hell out of here," said Hazel.”

Tags : Animals Humanity Praying Religion
Source : Cannery Row

186. “A killer with the manners of a rabbit - this is the most dangerous kind.”

Tags : Animals Dune
Author : Frank Herbert
Source : Dune

187. “What a life we live. Full of questions, adventures, stories, mistakes, good, quests, bad, miracles, lessons, people, blessings, journeys, inventions, music, animals, history, cultures, religions, prophecies, planets, stars, careers, movies, plants, hate, love, and so much more.”

Tags : Adventures Bad Blessings Careers Cultures Good History Inventions Jonathan Anthony Burkett Lessons Miracles Mistakes Movies Music People Planets Plants Prophecies Quests Religions S Stars Stories Thankful Quotes

188. “To act without a conscience, but for a paycheck, makes anyone a dangerous animal. The devil would be powerless if he couldn't entice people to do his work.”

Tags : Army Attitude Bad People British Buy Conscience Conscientious Corrupt Danger Dangerous Devil Dictators Dishonorable Entice Humanity Integrity Mercenaries Mercenary Paycheck Politicians Politics Power Powerless Righteous Sellout Suzy Kassem Terrorist Traitor War
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

189. “When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits - not animals.”

Tags : Animals Forces Spirits

190. “Horses make a landscape look beautiful.”

Tags : Animals Beauty Horses
Author : Alice Walker

191. “There are some dogs which, when you meet them, remind you that, despite thousands of years of man-made evolution, every dog is still only two meals away from being a wolf. These dogs advance deliberately, purposefully, the wilderness made flesh, their teeth yellow, their breath a-stink, while in the distance their owners witter, "He's an old soppy really, just poke him if he's a nuisance," and in the green of their eyes the red campfires of the Pleistocene gleam and flicker.”

Tags : Animals Humor Terror
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

192. “I was reading about animals a while back and there was this motherfucking scientist in France back in the thirties or forties or whenever the motherfuck it was and he was trying to get apes to draw these pictures, to make art pictures like the kinds of pictures in serious motherfucking paintings that you see in museums and shit. So the scientist keeps showing the apes these paintings and giving them charcoal pencils to draw with and then one day one of the apes finally draws something but it’s not the art pictures that it draws. What it draws is the bars of its own motherfucking cage. Its own motherfucking cage! Man, that's the truth, ain't it?”

Tags : Animals Art Bars Cage Caged Charcoal Experiment Experiments Paintings Science Trapped Truth
Source : Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

193. “Kinship with all creatures of the earth, sky, and water was a real and active principle. In the animal and bird world there existed a brotherly feeling that kept us safe among them... The animals had rights - the right of man's protection, the right to live, the right to multiply, the right to freedom, and the right to man's indebtedness. This concept of life and its relations filled us with the joy and mystery of living; it gave us reverence for all life; it made a place for all things in the scheme of existence with equal importance to all.”

Tags : Animal Rights Animals Earth Mother Earth Native American

194. “Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.”

Tags : Animal Cruelty Animal Rights Animals Theodor W Adorno

195. “We have enough space in our hearts, but we are afraid of allowing animals shit and mess around with our feelings.”

Tags : Alone Bad Friends Bullshit Chasticity Discrimination Eccentric Eccentricity Filter Friends Friendship Friendships Heart Heartbreaker Heartfelt Hearts Love Loving Someone Respect Space Staying Alone Unforgiving Unreturned Love Who Cares

196. “The truly wise are meek. Yet being small and meek do not make one weak. Arming oneself with true knowledge generates strong confidence and a bold spirit that makes you a lion of God. The Creator does not want you to suffer, yet we are being conditioned by society to accept suffering, weak and passive dispositions under the belief that such conditions are favorable by God. Weakness is not a virtue praised by God. How could he desire for you to be weak if he tells us to stand by our conscience? Doing so requires strength. However, there is a difference between arrogance when inflating your ego, and confidence when one truly gets closer to God. One feels large, while the other feels small. Why? Because a man of wisdom understands that he is just a small pea in a sea of infinite atoms, and that in the end — we are all connected. And did you not know that the smaller a creature is, the bolder its spirit?”

Tags : Animals Arrogance Arrogant Atoms Bold Spirit Conditioned Conditioning Confidence Conscience Creature Doing The Right Thing Ego Egos Egotism Greatness Large Meaning Of Meek Meek Passive Small Society Spirit Suffer Suffering Weak Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

197. “The smaller the creature, the bolder its spirit.”

Tags : Animals Beings Bold Bolder Boldness Boldness And Attitude Brave Creature Creatures Critters Living Things Natural Design Naturalism Nature Science Size Small Spirit Suzy Kassem Wildlife Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

198. “Often, vegan advocates assume that a person's defensiveness is the result of selfishness or apathy, when in fact it is much more likely the result of systematic and intensive social conditioning.”

Tags : Advocates Animal Advocates Animals Apathy Defensiveness Social Condition Vegans
Author : Melanie Joy
Source : Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others

199. “When you start with a necessary evil, and then over time the necessity passes away, what's left?”

Tags : Animal Rights Animal Welfare Animals Carnism Evil Factory Farms Meat Necessity
Source : Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy

200. “The noble old synagogue had been profaned and turned into a stable by the Nazis, and left open to the elements by the Communists, at least after they had briefly employed it as a 'furniture facility.' It had then been vandalized and perhaps accidentally set aflame by incurious and callous local 'youths.' Only the well-crafted walls really stood, though a recent grant from the European Union had allowed a makeshift roof and some wooden scaffolding to hold up and enclose the shell until further notice. Adjacent were the remains of a mikvah bath for the ritual purification of women, and a kosher abattoir for the ritual slaughter of beasts: I had to feel that it was grotesque that these obscurantist relics were the only ones to have survived. In a corner of the yard lay a pile of smashed stones on which appeared inscriptions in Hebrew and sometimes Yiddish. These were all that remained of the gravestones. There wasn't a Jew left in the town, and there hadn't been one, said Mr. Kichler, since 1945.”

Tags : 1945 Abattoirs Animal Sacrifice Animal Slaughter Animals Communism Desecration European Union Jerzy Kichler Jews Judaism Nazis Obscurantism Relics Religion Synagogues Vandalism Women In Judaism World War Ii Yiddish
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir