QuotationsMohandas Gandhi
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This Quotations Archive contains words from famous and some not so famous people who have expressed a sense of love, compassion, and respect for all of God's creation: for people, for animals, and for the environment. They speak of our teaching methods and philosophy. They speak of a lifestyle of non-violence. They seek to eliminate cruelty and suffering. They seek to wake us up. They seek to give us hope.

Weeds by Mary T. Hoffman

Mohandas Gandhi
Nonviolent leader freed india from British rule
(1869-1948)

"In a gentle way you can shake the world."

“It is very significant that some of the most thoughtful and cultured men are partisans of a pure vegetable diet.”

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism

"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. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to the protection by man from the cruelty of man."

“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 toward our fellow creatures.”

"I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world."

“I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants.”

“Vivisection is the blackest of all the black crimes that man is at present committing against God and his animal creations.”

“I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.”

"An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind."

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