"Cruelty to animals is as if a man did not love God.’ 1870
"Now what is it moves our very heart and sickens us so much as cruelty shown to poor brutes? I suppose this: first, that they have done us no harm; next, that they have no power whatever of resistance; it is the cowardice and tyranny of which they are the victims which make their sufferings so especially touching… there is something so very dreadful, so satanic, in tormenting those who have never harmed us and who cannot defend themselves; who are utterly in our power."
"It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say he is one who never inflicts pain."
“To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.”