„Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
Misattributed, A Usenet post https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.animals.ethics.vegetarian/dx5B6E7Px5Y/BqpR-Wun--IJ ( additional archive http://archive.is/nMSX8), from 15 Jan 2006, with Message-Id: YVuyf.2919$2x4.2240@trndny05 , from "penny", contains the full text of the quote, with NO mention of it being a quote, or MLK, or anything of the sort. That strongly suggests it is the original source, which was later mis-attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.
— Agnetha Fältskog Swedish recording artist and entertainer 1950
Ask Agnetha No. 15, Agnetha Fältskog's YouTube channel (AgnethaOfficial), 16 May 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTKhvSKfMYs
„Yes, he is intelligent. But we must be more intelligent. We must be so intelligent that he does not suspect us of being intelligent at all.“
— Agatha Christie, livro The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
„Imagine being sentient but not alive. Seeing and even knowing, but not alive. Just looking out. Recognizing but not being alive. A person can die and still go on. Sometimes what looks out at you from a person's eyes maybe died back in childhood.“
— Philip K. Dick, livro A Scanner Darkly
„[…], old photographs are very deceiving, they give us the illusion that we are alive in them, and it's not true, the person we are looking at no longer exists, and if that person could see us, he or she would not recognise him or herself in us, Who's that looking at me so sadly, he or she would say.“
— José Saramago, livro Todos os Nomes
All the Names (1997), p. 153
„We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet.“
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018
Context: If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans. … We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet. Also quoted in "Stephen Hawking warns over making contact with aliens" http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8642558.stm at BBC News (25 April 2010).
— Britney Spears American singer, dancer and actress 1981
Britney: For the Record (2008).
„When we describe what the other person is really like, I suppose we often picture what we want. We look through the prism of our need.“
— Ellen Goodman American journalist and writer 1941
„No matter what he does, one always forgives him. It does not depend upon looks, either – although this actual person is abominably good-looking – it does not depend upon intelligence or character or – anything – as you say, it is just "it."“
— Elinor Glyn British novelist and scriptwriter 1864 - 1943
The Man and the Moment (1914), ch. 7.
„I do not want to discuss evolution in such depth, however, only touch on it from my own perspective: from the moment when I stood on the Serengeti plains holding the fossilized bones of ancient creatures in my hands to the moment when, staring into the eyes of a chimpanzee, I saw a thinking, reasoning personality looking back. You may not believe in evolution, and that is all right. How we humans came to be the way we are is far less important than how we should act now to get out of the mess we have made for ourselves.“
— Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934
Reason for Hope: a Spiritual Journey (2000), p. xx
„Therefore, precisely by the investigation through which Lange has led us, we are now in the position to assure ourselves of the reality, the absoluteness in quality, of our human intelligence.“
— George Holmes Howison American philosopher 1834 - 1916
The Limits of Evolution, and Other Essays, Illustrating the Metaphysical Theory of Personal Ideaalism (1905), Later German Philosophy, p.169-70
„A person’s destiny is something you look back at afterwards, not something to be known in advance.“
— Haruki Murakami, livro The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
— Don Marquis American writer 1878 - 1937
The Almost Perfect State (1921), Context: Personally we look forward to an old age of dissipation and indolence and unreverend disrepute. In fifty years we shall be ninety-two years old. We intend to work rather hard during those fifty years and accumulate enough to live on without working any more for the next ten years, for we have determined to die at the age of one hundred and two.
„I am convinced that society will look back on human arrogance and cruelty toward other animals with the same horror and disbelief that we presently reserve for atrocities committed against human beings.“
— John Dear Catholic priest from the United States 1959
Christianity and Vegetarianism (1990)
„It may take a while, but there will probably come a time when we look back and say, "Good Lord, do you believe that in the twentieth century and early part of the twenty-first, people were still eating animals?"“
— Mary Tyler Moore American actress, television producer 1936 - 2017
As quoted in The Vegetarian Solution: Your Answer to Cancer, Heart Disease, Global Warming and More (2007) by Stewart D. Rose, p. 114
„Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the colour in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty, and your animal spirits, and you will pass for a fine man.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
"On The Conduct of Life" (1822)
— Charles Fillmore American mystic 1854 - 1948
The Vegetarian, Unity Magazine, May 1920. Quoted in Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet (2005), ch. 3.