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.
Arthur Schopenhauer (via blackestdespondency)
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther (via observando)
The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.
Pema Chodron (via purplebuddhaproject)
We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
Carl Sagan (via purplebuddhaproject)