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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.

George MacDonald
(10 Dec 1824 – 18 Sep 1905)
Minister, Poet, and Novelist

"To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved."

"We are often unable to tell people what they need to know because they want to know something else."

"The best thing you can do for your fellow, next to rousing his conscience, is not to give him things to think about, but to wake things up that are in him; or say, to make him think things for himself." (The Fantastic Imagination)