Anna Brownell Jameson

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QUOTATIONS ARCHIVE

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.

Anna Brownell Jameson
(1794? - 1860) Dublin-born Irish writer on art

“It would seem as if the primitive Christian, by laying so much stress upon a future life in contradistinction to this life, and placing the lower creatures out of the pale of hope, placed them at the same time out of the pale of sympathy, and thus laid the foundation for this utter disregard of animals in the light of our fellow creatures…”
[Ed. Note: This quotation has been attributed to Mrs. Jameson, but from our research it appears that she was quoting Dr. Thomas Arnold (1795-1842) who was headmaster of Rugby School, as well as a preacher.]

“The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us; to develop, to their fullest extent, the capacities of every kind with which the God who made us has endowed us.”
~Winter Studies and Summer Rambles

“I do not remember ever to have heard the kind and just treatment of animals enforced on Christian principles or made the subject of a sermon.”