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Cleveland Amory

Cleveland Amory (September 2, 1917 – October 14, 1998) was an American author who devoted his life to promoting animal rights. He was perhaps best known for his books about his cat, named Polar Bear, whom he saved from the Manhattan streets on Christmas Eve 1977. The executive director of the Humane Society of the United States described Amory as "the founding father of the modern animal protection movement."

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    The New England conscience ... does not stop you from doing what you shouldn’t—it just stops you from enjoying it.
    Cleveland Amory (b. 1917)

    I am no Poet here; my pen ‘s the spout,
    Where the rain water of my eyes run out,
    In pity of that name, whose fate wee see
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    It used to be said that, socially speaking, Philadelphia asked who a person is, New York how much is he worth, and Boston what does he know. Nationally it has now become generally recognized that Boston Society has long cared even more than Philadelphia about the first point and has refined the asking of who a person is to the point of demanding to know who he was. Philadelphia asks about a man’s parents; Boston wants to know about his grandparents.
    —Cleveland Amory (b. 1917)