"Every animal knows more than you do." Nez Perce Native proverb

"And now the beasts of the field, they shall teach thee, and the birds of the air, they shall tell thee.”—Job 12:7


"The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different." ~Hippocrates

"Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored." ~Alice Walker

"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~Abraham Lincoln

“Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission: to be of service to them wherever they require it.” ~
St. Francis of Assisi


"The eyes, circled by his sad and beautiful darkness, were so sorrowful, lonely, gentle, and nobly tragic, that they killed all other emotions except love."
~T. H. White


"Come into animal presence. What is this joy?That no animal falters, but knows what it must do?...Those who were sacred have remained so, holiness does not dissolve, it is a presence of bronze, only the sight that saw it faltered and turned from it. An old joy returns in holy presence." ~Denise Levertov

"Nature teaches beasts to know their friends." ~William Shakespeare

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us" ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

"Of horses: I rejoice in the union with a spirit who speaks to me with his heart ... And I understand" Carole Hudgens

"We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the Earth."~Henry Beston




 

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