favourite quotes

Below are some of our favourite quotes

“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”

William Wilberforce

“You may be disappointed if you fail but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

Beverly Sills

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible…
So we will do them anyway.”

William Wilberforce

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not find himself find peace”

Albert Schweitzer

“To close your eyes will not ease another’s pain.”

Ancient Chinese Proverb

“Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything.”

Alexander Hamilton

“The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them, that’s the essence of inhumanity.”

Isaac Bashevis Singer

“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”

Leonardo Da Vinci

“The most damaging phrase in the language is: “It’s always been done that way”

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

“The best things in life aren’t things.”

Art Buchwald

“Peace begins with a smile”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come”

Victor Hugo

“Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough.”

St. Francis of Assisi


“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.”

Jesse Jackson

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic.”

“Move on. You can never reshape the past – but you can shape the present”

Pam Brown

“Many have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You remain responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.”

Milan Kundera

“Man does not cease to play because he grows old. Man grows old because he ceases to play”

George Bernard Shaw

“Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice”

Martin Luther King

“It is man’s sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man.”

Dr. Albert Schweitzer

“In their capacity to feel fear, pain, hunger, and thirst, a pig is a dog is a bear is a boy”

Ingrid Newkirk

“If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth”

Mohandas Ghandi

“If it is to be, it is up to me.”

“If an animal does something we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence.”

Will Cuppy

If a robin redbreast in a cage, Puts all heaven in a rage, How feels heaven when dies the billionth battery hen?

Spike Milligan

“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”

Sir Winston Churchill

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.”

Mother Theresa

“I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”

Abraham Lincoln

“How we treat our fellow creatures is only one more way in which each one of us, every day, writes our own epitaph”

Matthew Scully

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

Count Leo Tolstoy 

“Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences”

Robert Louis Stevenson

“Do something today which the world may talk about hereafter”

Admiral Collingswood

“Being unhappy or cross for 60 seconds is a minute of happiness you will never get back.”

“An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind”

Mohandas Gandhi

“All the darkness in the world cannot put out the light of a single candle.”

“ All of us have the power to give happiness… a listening ear, a seeing eye, an outstretched hand”

Pam Brown

“To say nothing, to do nothing, stops nothing”

Roni McCall

“All things are possible until they are proved impossible – and even then the impossible may only be so as of now”

Pearl S. Buck

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

Lao Tzu (China Taoist Philosopher)

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”

Mohandas Gandhi

“Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends”

George Bernard Shaw

“Ideas are funny things. They wont work unless you do.”


“There is only one thing worse than being blind and that is being able to see and yet have no vision”

Helen Keller

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”

“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”

Bradley Millara

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Dr. Seuss

“Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty”

Sicilian proverb