blog-maryBlog - Joyful Curmudgeon - Blog
A Mary T. Hoffman Commentary from


"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.


Thought for Today – 28 September 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

“ ‘Thou shalt not kill’ does not apply to one’s own kind only, but to all living beings; and this Commandment was inscribed in the human breast long before it was proclaimed from Sinai.”
– Count Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910), Russian novelist, essayist, and moral philosopher

The above words of wisdom bring to mind another one of my favorite quotations – also Tolstoy’s: “As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields.”

For a large collection of quotations, visit:

For great-tasting vegan recipes, photos, ingredient information, and more, visit:

For health articles, visit:

Go on to: THERE CAME A WIND LIKE A BUGLE – 29 September 2008
Return to: The Healthiest Lifestyle – 27 September 2008
Return to: Blog - Main Page
Return to: Archive - By Date
Return to: Archive - By Subject

See Readers Comments