Yehudi Menuhin

Why is compassion not part of our established curriculum, an inherent part of our education? Compassion, awe, wonder, curiosity, exaltation, humility–these are the very foundation of any real civilisation, no longer the prerogatives, the preserves of any one church, but belonging to everyone, every child in every home, in every school.

Yehudi Menuhin, ‘Just for Animals’, in Victoria Moran (ed.), Compassion: The Ultimate Ethic, New York, 1985, p. 200