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A Quote by Wilfred P. Lampton on happiness and animals

Anyone who says you can't buy happiness has forgotten about puppies!

Wilfred Lampton

Contributed by: Mikey_Dee

A Quote by Albert Einstein on vegan, animals, and compassion

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Charles R. Magel on animal experimentation and animals

Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are like us.' Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is:  'Because the animals are not like us.' Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.

Charles Magel

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by unknown on veganism, animals, animal liberation, animal rights, and philosophy

The agony of the rat or the slaughter of a calf remains present in thought not through pity but as the zone of exchange between man and animal in which something of one passes into the other.

unknown

Source: Deleuze and Guattari, What Is Philosophy?

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on animals, birds, mountains, plants, and streams

Each stone, each bend cries welcome to him. He identifies with the mountains and the streams, he sees something of his own soul in the plants and the animals and the birds of the field.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Warrior of the Light

Contributed by: ~Matthew

A Quote by St. Innocent of Alaska on god, christianity, truth, hope, love, peace, spirituality, animals, eternity, and freedom

"People were not created merely to live here on earth like animals that disappear after their death, but to live with God and in God, and to live not for a hundred or a thousand years, but to live eternally." 
-- Bishop INNOCENT, Bishop of Kamchatka, the Kurilian and Aleutian Islands

Saint Innocent

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Huston Smith on ancient wisdom, animals, distinction, fabric, quantum mechanics, quantum physicists, quantum physics, subatomic particles, and weave

Ancient wisdom and quantum physicists make unlikely bedfellows: In quantum mechanics the observer determines (or even brings into being) what is observed, and so, too, for the Tiwis, who dissolve the distinction between themselves and the cosmos. In quantum physics, subatomic particles influence each other from a distance, and this tallies with the aboriginal view, in which people, animals, rocks, and trees all weave together in the same interwoven fabric.

Huston Smith

Source: Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography

Contributed by: mattmoes

A Quote by David Abram on senses, environment, animals, ravens, connection, earth, and perception

The senses are complementary powers evolved in complex interdependence with one another. Each sense is a unique modality of this body’s existence, yet in the activity of perception these divergent modalities necessarily intercommunicate and overlap. It is thus that a raven soaring in the distance is not, for me, a mere visual image; as I follow it with my eyes, I inevitably feel the stretch and flex of its wings with my own muscles, and its sudden swoop toward the nearby trees is a visceral as well as a visual experience for me. The raven’s loud, guttural cry, as it swerves overhead, is not circumscribed within a strictly audible field – it echoes through the visible, immediately animating the visible landscape with the reckless style or mood proper to that jet black shape. My various senses, diverging as they do from a single, coherent body, coherently converge, as well, in the perceived thing, just as the separate perspectives of my two eyes converge upon the raven and convene there into a single focus. My senses connect up with each other in the things I perceive, or rather each perceived thing gathers my senses together in a coherent manner and it is this that enables me to experience the thing itself as a center of forces, as another nexus of experience, as an Other.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 56

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by David Abram on intellect, reason, humanity, earth, and animals

Does the human intellect, or “reason,” really spring us free from our inherence in the depths of this wild proliferation of forms? Or on the contrary, is the human intellect rooted in, and secretly borne by, our forgotten contact with the multiple nonhuman shapes that surround us on every hand?

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 49

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Mr. on animals, sense, true nature, animal sense, sensitivity, and mr prophet

 

Animals have a way of sensing your true nature and often respond accordingly.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

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