"I do not regard flesh food as necessary for us. I hold flesh food to
be unsuited to our species. To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less
precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the
life of a lamb for the sake of the human body."
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress
can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
"Vivisection is the blackest of all crimes that mankind is committing
against God and his fair creation".
"I hold that the more helpless the creature the more entitled it is
to the protection by man, from the cruelty of man."
"I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific
discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence."
"It is very significant that some of the most thoughtful and cultured
men are partisans of a pure vegetable diet."
"Strictly speaking, no activity and no industry is possible without a
certain amount of violence, no matter how little. Even the very process
of living is impossible without a certain amount of violence. What we
have to do is to minimize it to the greatest extent possible."
"It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of
God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary
compassion towards our fellow creatures."
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good
is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of
truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers,
and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always
fall. Think of it... always."
"I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson: to
conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, our
anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the
"There is little that separates humans from other sentient beings --
we all feel joy, we all deeply crave to be alive and to live freely, and
we all share this planet together."
"What is faith worth if it is not translated into action?"
"The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork."
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
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