Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Happiness is a warm puppy.
Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
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.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.
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.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Man is the cruelest animal.
Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
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.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
We all know interspecies romance is weird.
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
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.
Holding this soft, small living creature in my lap this way, though, and seeing how it slept with complete trust in me, I felt a warm rush in my chest. I put my hand on the cat's chest and felt his heart beating. The pulse was faint and fast, but his heart, like mine, was ticking off the time allotted to his small body with all the restless earnestness of my own.
May all that have life be delivered from suffering
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
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.