"Love all God's creation, the whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God's light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better everyday. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love."
"All living things are equally holy and equally sacred. I am no more sacred and holy than the little worm in my garden, or the little cricket suddenly lost and bewildered on my white carpet because the wind has blown him into my drawing room, I am not more important in the web of life than the slug or sea horse or ladybug. A frog appears to me as beautiful as any archangel. . . . I am a partner in that divine humility that is manifesting itself as all beings and all creatures."
"The Spirit shall look out through Matter's gaze And matter shall reveal the Spirit's face . . . And the Earth become a single life."
"Coming to embrace the animal kingdom in love is essential. How can we work together to try to preserve the planet from environmental holocaust if we do not truly know the presence of Divine Spirit in every deer, tiger, dolphin and whale?"
"Blessed Ones (angels, saints and bodhisattvas) may take on the appearance of animals in order to share in the suffering of those who cannot tell the story of their own pain."
Manly P. Hall
"I have a final and inescapable responsibility to treat all beings and things with divine love, divine respect, and divine tenderness. The more I do, so the more I will grow in my own human divinity and the more I will experience, with ever greater humility and wonder, the divine presence in every rose, every bird, every shifting play of wind in the grass, every fern and pokeweed."
"Because kindness benefits all living creatures, it is sacred in its own right as a universal quality . . .One of the secrets of psychological health - to be happy we must respect and serve all creatures great and small. To be healthy we must be kind."
Manly P. Hall