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Quote Left I am fifty-two years of age. I am a bishop in the Anglican Church, and a few people might be constrained to say that I was reasonably responsible. In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute Quote Right
Quote Left I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape Quote Right
Quote Left The city is not a concrete jungle. It is a human zoo. Quote Right
Quote Left The idea that it is funny to see wild animals coerced into acting like clumsy humans, or thrilling to see powerful beasts reduced to cringing cowards by a whipcracking trainer is primitive and medieval. It stems from the old idea that we are superior to other species and have the right to hold dominion over them. Quote Right
Quote Left The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. Quote Right
Quote Left If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. Quote Right
Quote Left We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species. Quote Right
Quote Left I wonder whether they have rum and Coke in Heaven? Maybe it's too mundane a pleasure, but I hope so -- as a sundowner. Except, of course, the sun never goes down there. Oh, man, this heaven is going to take some getting used to. Quote Right
Quote Left I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum. Quote Right
Quote Left You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. Quote Right
Quote Left We are, to put it mildly, in a mess, and there is a strong chance that we shall have exterminated ourselves by the end of the century. Our only consolation will have to be that, as a species, we have had an exciting term of office. Quote Right