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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.

Weeds by Mary T. Hoffman

Chief Seattle
Native American, known for encouraging ecological responsibility
(1786-1866)

“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.”

"...the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the meadows, the body heat of the pony and man--all belong to the same family... The White Man must treat the beasts of this land as his brothers." [ed. note: Many people believe that this quotation is a modern day writing attributed to Chief Seattle. However, Ina Lempereur wrote to us saying that this quote was included as part of the series "Mythos: The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition" by Joseph Campbell, in which he reads the entire letter of Chief Seattle to the President of the United States, which includes this quote.]

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