Peace Quotes - Eco Quotes - Spiritual Quotes

"As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of other living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre other animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love."

 Jane Goodall: "Thousands of people who say they ‘love' animals 
sit down o nce or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been 
utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living and 
who endured the awful suffering and the terror of the abattoirs (butcheries)." 

One is dearest to God who has no enemies among the living beings, who is nonviolent to all creatures.
-Bhagavad Gita 

To become vegan is to step into the stream which leads to Nirvana.

The American fast food diet and the meat eating habits of the wealthy around 
the world support a world food system that diverts food resources from the 
hungry.A diet higher in whole grains and legumes and lower in beef and other 
meat is not just healthier for ourselves but also contributes to changing 
the world system that feeds some people and leaves others hungry.
-Dr.Walden Bello

The fact is that there is enough food in the world for everyone. But tragically, 
much of the world's food and land resources are tied up in producing beef 
and other livestock--food for the well off--while millions of children and 
adults suffer from malnutrition and starvation.
-Dr.Walden Bello

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

"You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war."

"The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow-creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life." - Einstein

"As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields." 
-- Leo Tolstoy

"What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit to their cruelty." 
-- Leo Tolstoy

We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings o n them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace. 
-- Albert Schweitzer

Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. 
--Arthur Schopenhauer

All beings seek for happiness; so let your compassion extend itself to all. 

I abhor vivisection. It should at least be curbed. Better, it should be abolished. I know of no achievement through vivisection, no scientific discovery, that could not have been obtained without such barbarism and cruelty. The whole thing is evil. 
-- Charles Mayo (founder of the Mayo Clinic)

"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being." 
-- Abraham Lincoln

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

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. 
-- Immanuel Kant

Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test, consists of its attitude toward those who are at tis mercy: animals. And in this respect, human kind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. 
-- Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being 

It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures. 
-- Mohandas Gandhi

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. 
-- Mohandas Gandhi

Not to hurt our humble brethren (the animals) is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission--to be of service to them whenever they require it... If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. 
-- Saint Francis of Assisi 

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals."
-- Albert Einstein

"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages." 
-- Thomas Edison, inventor

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. 
-- Charles Darwin

There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties... The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery. 
-- Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is--whether its victim is human or animal--we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity. 
-- Rachel Carson

The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" 
~Jeremy Bentham

May all that have life be delivered from suffering. 
-- Buddha

When a man has pity o n all living creatures then only is he noble. 
--Buddha (563? - 483? B.C.)

Many things made me become a vegetarian, among them, the higher food yield as a solution to world hunger. 
-- John Denver

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life o n Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. 
-- Albert Einstein

My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chided for my singularity, but, with this lighter repast, I made the greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension. 
-- Ben Franklin

About 2,000 pounds of grains must be supplied to livestock in order to produce enough meat and other livestock products to support a person for a year, whereas 400 pounds of grain eaten directly will support a person for a year. Thus, a given quantity of grain eaten directly will feed 5 times as many people as it will if it is eaten indirectly by humans in the form of livestock products.... 
-- M.E. Ensminger, PH.D.

"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love." 
-- Pythagoras

As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love." 
-- Pythagoras

Animals are my friends-and I don't eat my friends. 
-- George Bernard Shaw

The Utopians feel that slaughtering our fellow creatures gradually destroys the sense of compassion, which is the finest sentiment of which our human nature is capable. --
Thomas More

"While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?" 
-- George Bernard Shaw

By all that is sacred in our hope for the human race, I conjure those who love happiness and truth to give a fair trial to the vegetable system! 
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley

When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others. Why the should man expect mercy from God? It is unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give. 
-- Isaac B. Singer

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own. 
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Vegetarianism (i.e., veganism)  serves as the criterion by which we know that the pursuit of moral perfection on the part of humanity is genuine and sincere. 
-- Leo Tolstoy

If he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because ...its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling -- killing. 
-- Leo Tolstoy

uman can be healthy without killing animals for food. Therefore if he eats meat he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. 
-- Leo Tolstoy

"Thou shalt not kill" does not apply to murder of 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. 
-- Leo Tolstoy

Since to be peaceful means to be compassionate toward all beings, which is also how to be spiritual, which is also how to be eco, since becoming vegan is the way to save arable land to grow grain to feed the millions of starving people instead of the livestock for meat-eaters, and to be vegan is the only way to save the planet, the water, the air,...

We invite everyone to create peace with me by becoming peaceful, which is to become Compassionate, which is to become Vegan.

To say or to pray is not enough - we must act.

And - since being vegan means being slender, healthy, brighter, and living longer, being youthful and vital, active, and in a good mood, then doesn't it make sense to explore becoming vegan today? 

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