"All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self evident."
"Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality."
“The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.”
"I know of no more beautiful prayer than that which the Hindus of old
used in closing: May all that have life be delivered from suffering."
(-From On the Basis of Morality.)
(1788 –1860) German philosopher