“The realities of nature surpass our most ambitious dreams.”
–Francois Rodin

“We can observe the working of Divine Spirit in the habits of birds, the cycles of plants, and the instincts of reptiles and mammals. . . All sing the glory of God; all teach the secrets of life.”
–Harold Klemp, Animals Are Soul Too!, p. ix

“Animals love. They love their being. They strive to survive, to celebrate, to propagate. So certainly something we learn from animals is love. To be the best we can be — the right to be here and the responsibility to be the best dog or bear or horse that they can be. Humans have the tendency to self-pity that other animals don’t indulge in.”
–Matthew Fox

“Let us gather up the sunbeams
Lying all around our path;
Let us keep the wheat and roses,
Casting out the thorns and chaff;
Let us find our sweetest comfort
In the blessings of today,
With a patient hand removing
All the briars from the way.”
–Mary Riley Smith, “If We Knew”
“When will public opinion no longer sanction popular entertainment  which consists in the mistreatment of animals?”
–Albert Schweitzer, Lieben, pp. 202-03

“It may be that the most profound benefit of having a pet is that we come to understand better the experience of death, and, perhaps, lose some of our fear of it in the process. . . death, our pets teach us, is necessary for new life to appear. Both for our pets and, eventually, for us, too.”
–Martin Goldstein, D.V.M., THE NATURE OF ANIMAL HEALING, p. 317

“You are not making the change because you are a bad person and you are doing it wrong. You make changes because you love yourself and you want to improve the quality of your life.”
–Louise Hay

“Some people [and animals] come into our lives quickly and go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints [paw prints] on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.”
–Author Unknown

“The purpose of this world is not ‘to have and to hold’ but ‘to give and to serve.’ There can be no other meaning.”
–Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell

“Cats do not declare their love much, they enact it, by their myriad invocations of our pleasure.”
–Vicki Hearne


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