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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Good Quotations – 12 March 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

For today’s Blog I chose quotations by the following: Paul Harvey, David Starr Jordan, M.D., Margaret Mead, and George Bernard Shaw.

“Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote.”
Paul Harvey, American Radio Commentator

“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.” David Starr Jordan, M.D. (1851-1931) Dr. Jordan was a noted educator, scientist and peace activist. An expert in many fields, he was president of Indiana University and later president of Stanford University.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

“One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal and get away with it.”
Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist (1901-1978)

“Atrocities are no less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.”

“Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.” George Bernard Shaw, (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), Irish Playwright and Critic awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938) for his work on the film Pygmalion.

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