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There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
My own view is that being a vegetarian or vegan is not an end in itself, but a means towards reducing both human and animal suffering and leaving a habitable planet to future generations.
We are not the only animal that mourns; apes do, and elephants, and dogs. Yet we are the only one that tortures.
I became a vegetarian at 15. I was always an animal lover and, as a teenager, became increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of eating meat. It was then that I started to research vegetarianism.
I consider nothing low but ignorance, vice, and meanness, characteristics generally found where the animal propensities predominate over the higher sentiments.
William John Wills
'Why' is a question no animal can ask, because both the question and answers require speech. Have you ever seen an animal shrug?
War is being waged all across the country against the invasive plant and animal species - some 50,000 of them - now spreading across the U.S.
I'm very aware that when one is acting in the theater, you do become kind of animal about it. And you're reliant on instincts rather than tact a lot of the time.
'Fecundity' is an ugly word for an ugly subject. It is ugly, at least, in the eggy animal world. I don't think it is for plants.
To say that man is a reasoning animal is a very different thing than to say that most of man's decisions are based on his rational process. That I don't believe at all.
I got to Africa. I got the opportunity to go and learn, not about any animal, but chimpanzees. I was living in my dream world, the forest in Gombe National Park in Tanzania. It was Tanganyika when I began.
I probably get more inspiration for human stories and idiosyncrasies than I do animal stories.
I have never really been fond of animals. I certainly wasn't an 'animal lover' when I became involved in the movement. I just came to be persuaded that animals should be treated as independent sentient beings, not as means to human ends.
The West is color. Its colors are animal rather than vegetable, the colors of earth and sunlight and ripeness.
You don't have to wear fur. They make such great fakes. There's no reason to kill an animal.
Our brains are very animal but also very strange and egotistical. We're narcissistic.
And sometimes I actually start to think human life is just as cheap to corporate America as animal life, so long as there are big profits to be made.
When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.
I always believed in animal spirits. It's not their existence that is new. It's the fact that they are not random events, but actually replicate in-bred qualities of human nature which create those animal spirits.
Killing a baby seal is about the easiest thing you can do if you're inclined to be sadistic; you certainly can't say there's any sport in it - the animal is totally defenceless.
When I began in 1960, individuality wasn't an accepted thing to look for; it was about species-specific behaviour. But animal behaviour is not hard science. There's room for intuition.
With animal behavior, they're all fine until you introduce some rogue element into the cage, and then they go crazy.
Animals come from nature. They were not designed. All my inspiration comes from nature, whether it's an animal or the layout of bark or of a leaf. Sometimes my patterns are very bold, and you can barely see where they come from, but all the textures and all the prints come out of nature.
Diane von Furstenberg
The restriction of studies of human intellect and character to studies of conscious states was not without influence on a scientific studies of animal psychology.
Every factory-farmed animal is, as a practice, treated in ways that would be illegal if it were a dog or a cat.
Jonathan Safran Foer
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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