Be the change you want to see in the world

June 2, 2008 at 12:35 am (Inspirational Quotes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

“Be the change that you want to see in the world.”

– Mahatma Ghandi

“All beings Tremble before violence. All fear death, all love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt?

-Buddha

“I don’t have any understanding of a human being who doesn’t respect the beauty of life and that goes for all creatures that have thoughts, feelings, and needs.”

-Alecia Silverstone

“To be a vegetarian is to disagree–to disagree with the course of things today. Starvation, world hunger, cruelty, waste, wars–we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it’s a strong one.”

-Isaac Bashevis Singer

“I tremble for my species when I reflect that god is just”

-Thomas Jefferson

“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

“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.”

-Isaac Bashevis Singer

Life can be deeply enriched by compassion, love, respect, trust, and tolerance.

Why is it that animals have embraced these concepts while man has cast them aside?  Man claims dominion and prides in dominance, and that may well be.  But is the slaughter of those less powerful than ourselves really the way to happiness?

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3 Comments

  1. Adam Smith said,

    Those are some really cool quotes, and definitely something to think about!

  2. Alex said,

    “You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    How accurate.

  3. buddha said,

    […] in others. Then whom can you hurt?&quot -Buddha???There will be no justice as long as man will stanhttps://michiko280.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/41/The Buddhist World: Gautama BuddhaSiddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha, was born in the sixth […]

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