Sir William Jones

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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.

Sir William Jones
English Philologist, Jurist and Poet (1746 - 1794)

"Cruelty to dumb [unspeaking] animals is one of the distinguishing vices of the low and base minded.  Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour and nobility cannot obliterate.  It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility."