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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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(1732-1799) 1st President of the United States

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.”

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.”

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”

“It's wonderful what we can do if we're always doing.”

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.”

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” (In a letter to his niece Harriet Washington, October 30, 1791)