OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
"And God took a handful of southernly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse." ~ Bedouin Legend
"If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people." ~ James Thurber
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'" ~ Dave Barry
"A horse gallops with his lungs,
Perseveres with his heart,
And wins with his character." ~ Tesio
"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans" ~ James Herriot
"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us" ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." ~ Ann Landers
"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." ~ Anonymous
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanual Kant
"My little dog -- my heartbeat at my feet." ~ Edith Wharton