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John Stuart Mill

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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.

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(1806-1873) English author, philosopher and economist

“No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought.”

“One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine with only interests.”

"The reasons for legal intervention in favor of children apply not less strongly to the case of those unfortunate slaves--the animals."

“It often happens that the universal belief of one age, a belief from which no one was free or could be free without an extraordinary effort of genius or courage, becomes to a subsequent age, so palpable an absurdity, that the only difficulty is to imagine how such an idea could ever have appeared credible.”