I stumbled across this quote and I actually had to read it several times and let it sink in before I came up with my own interpretation. I'm curious as to how others interpret this, so have at it. What does this quote 'say' to you?
"Ethics cannot be based upon our obligations toward [people], but they are complete and natural only when we feel this Reverence for Life and the desire to have compassion for and to help all creatures insofar as it is in our power. I think that this ethic will become more and more recognized because of its great naturalness and because it is the foundation of a true humanism toward which we must strive if our culture is to become truly ethical."