20 Quotes With Feel-Good Photos To Find Comfort After The Boston Tragedy

Absorbing what happened in Boston will be an ongoing process for many… even those who were lucky enough to not be personally affected. For those of us in New York City, news of the terrorist bombings sent many of us straight into the despair of the aftermath of 9/11.

All that we can do now is pray for everyone involved, that they find peace and comfort,  and know that we are all thinking about them. I saw a nice sentiment on Facebook today about how the best thing each one of us can do is do something kind for a friend, elderly neighbor, or animal. That sounds like a beautiful way to put out some kindness into a world that needs it a lot right now.

Of course, we also need to seek comfort ourselves so we can fortify our souls which will continue to help us to help others. Since we are all animal lovers here at Babble Pets, as you are, we thought it might be comforting to gaze at photos of beautiful, loving animals, and read comforting quotes about how much they help us everyday.

As pet owners, we all know that a hug from our pup or kitty works wonders in relieving a heavy heart.

Boston, our prayers and hearts are with you.

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  • Charles Schulz 2 of 21
    Charles Schulz
    "Happiness is a warm puppy."
  • Anatole France 3 of 21
    Anatole France
    "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
  • Immanuel Kant 4 of 21
    Immanuel Kant
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
  • Louis Sabin 5 of 21
    Louis Sabin
    "Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress."
  • John Muir 6 of 21
    John Muir
    "Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way."
  • Alfred A. Montapert 7 of 21
    Alfred A. Montapert
    "Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to."
  • Ingrid Newkir 8 of 21
    Ingrid Newkir
    "When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy."
  • William Penn 9 of 21
    William Penn
    "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
  • Josh Billings 10 of 21
    Josh Billings
    "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
  • Jean Cocteau 11 of 21
    Jean Cocteau
    "I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul."
  • Sri Aurobindo 12 of 21
    Sri Aurobindo
    "Life is life whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage."
  • Theophile Gautier 13 of 21
    Theophile Gautier
    "Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!"
  • Abraham Lincoln 14 of 21
    Abraham Lincoln
    "I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."
  • Ben Williams 15 of 21
    Ben Williams
    "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
  • Alice Walker 16 of 21
    Alice Walker
    "The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men."
  • Mahatma Gandhi 17 of 21
    Mahatma Gandhi
    "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
  • Charles Darwin 18 of 21
    Charles Darwin
    "The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
  • Lord Byron 19 of 21
    Lord Byron
    "The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend."
  • Albert Schweitzer 20 of 21
    Albert Schweitzer
    "Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
  • Edith Wharton 21 of 21
    Edith Wharton
    "My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet."

Images: Imgur 

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