That which gives life is the same in all things.
All living creatures fear pain and death. Try to understand yourself in every living creature: do not torture and do not kill. Stop suffering and death. All living creatures want what you want; all living creatures praise their lives.
— Dhammapada, a book of Buddhist Wisdom
All living creatures have the same divine beginning, all are in unity. We are all members of one great body.
Nature created us related to each other, from the same material, for the same purpose. Because of this, somewhere within all of us is mutual love for each other.
— Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There is only one right pathway of life. Sooner or later, we all will meet each other on this pathway. The understanding of it is very clearly inscribed in our hearts, and it is wide and easy to find. At the end of this way is God, and He calls us to Himself. It is so painful to watch people who miss this way of life and go along the other pathway, the way of death.
— After Nikolai Gogol