14 October, 2005

Some Animal Quotes

"There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end" - The Holly Quran 6:38

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

“Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friends” - George Bernard Shaw

"When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble" - Buddha

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" - Immanuel Kant

"I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me" Mark Twain

"Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it" - Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being" - Abraham Lincoln

"The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men" - Émile Zola

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