“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Ghandi
"Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends."
~ George Bernard Shaw
"The question is not, Can they reason? Nor, Can they talk? But, Can they suffer?"
- Jeremy Bentham
"All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident"
- Arthur Schopenhauer