David Starr Jordan

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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.

David Starr Jordan, MD
(1851-1931)
Educator, scientist and peace activist. An expert in many fields, he was president of Indiana University and later president of Stanford University.

“Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.”

“Our treatment of animals will someday be considered barbarous. There cannot be perfect civilization until man realizes that the rights of every living creature are as sacred as his own.”