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12 Inspirational Quotes All Animal Lovers Should Know

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"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France

"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." - John Grogan

"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." - Dean Koontz

"Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet." ― Colette

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

"Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem." ― A.A. Milne

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

"Whoever saves a life, saves the world entire." - The Talmud

"Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." ― Arthur Schopenhauer

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ― Martin Buber

"'The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor 'Can they talk?' but 'Can they suffer?'" ― Jeremy Bentham

"Animals are such agreeable friends ― they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms." ― George Eliot