A Quote by David Starr Jordan on animals, life, and sacred

Our treatment of animals will someday be considered barbarous. There cannot be perfect civilisation until man realises that the rights of every living creature are as sacred as his own.

David Starr Jordan (1851 - 1931)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on animals, destruction, effort, learning, and nature

Man has subdued nature, conquered seas, conquered distance, and is now penetrating space, but he has not yet learned to conquer himself, nor is he even now putting forth comparable effort to subdue and master lingering animal tendencies and passions which, when dominant, may destroy him.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: 1-Jul-60

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on animals, control, life, passion, religion, and temper

A man who cannot control his temper is not very likely to control his passion, and no matter what his pretensions in religion, he moves in daily life very close to the animal plane.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Improvement Era, June 1958, p. 407.

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A Quote by C.W. Hulme on animals, conventionality, day, fear, hunger, literature, suffering, words, and writing

To this day the more conventional biologists suffer from an obsessional fear of anthropomorphism, and even put such words as "hunger" and "fear" between quotes (a literary solecism in any case) when writing about animals. The quotes are a way of saying "I cannot get on without Anthropomorphism, but I am ashamed to be seen with her in public".

C.W. Hulme (1886 - 1981)

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A Quote by Count Maurice Maeterlinck on animals, death, knowledge, and pain

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

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A Quote by Clive Hollands on animals, concern, and suffering

I am not basically a conservationist. When the last great whale is slaughtered, as it surely will be, the whales' suffering will be over. This is not the whales' loss, but man's. I am not concerned about the wiping out of a species - this is man's folly - I have only one concern, the suffering which we deliberately inflict upon animals whilst they live.

Clive Hollands (1929 -)

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on animals, life, prayer, war, and world

My prayer is that what we have gone through [World War One] will startle the world into some new realization of the sanctity of life, animal as well as human.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

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A Quote by Charles Heiser on agriculture, animals, argument, certainty, change, discipline, existence, food, leisure, life, plants, seasons, and time

Agriculture probably required a far greater discipline than did any form of food collecting. Seeds had to be planted at certain seasons, some protection had to be given to the growing plants and animals, harvests had to be reaped, stored and divided. Thus, we might argue that it was neither leisure time nor a sedentary existence but the more rigorous demands associated with an agricultural way of life that led to great cultural changes.

Charles Heiser

Source: Seed to Civilization

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A Quote by Charles H. Maskins on animals, men, and organize

Only two great groups of animals, men and ants, indulge in highly organized mass warfare.

Charles H. Maskins

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A Quote by Charles Robert Darwin on animals, doubt, existence, facts, history, inventions, organize, and world

The plow is one of the most ancient and most valuable of man's inventions; but long before he existed the land was in fact regularly plowed, and still continues to be thus plowed by earthworms. It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organized creatures.

Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)

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