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Quotes from famous people about kindness and animals. You may be impressed by the people quoted and what they have to say!

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"Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living creatures, man himself will not find peace." Albert Schweitzer

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

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

"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe. Our task must be to widen our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." Albert Einstein

"We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings, they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth." Henry Beston

"The time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men". Leonardo da Vinci

"I have no doubt that it is part of the destiny of the human race in its gradual development to leave off the eating of animals." Henry David Thoreau

"For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth the beasts. Even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath, so that a man hath no pre-eminence above a beast". Ecclesiastes 3:19


The Golden Rule Through the Religions

Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful . Udana-Varqu 5:18.

Blessed are those who prefer others before themselves. Baha ’ u ’ llah Tablets of Baha ’ u ’ llah 71

In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief regard all creatures as you would your own self. Lord Mahivir 24th Tirthankara

What is hateful to you do not do to your neighbor. That is the entire Torah. The rest is commentary – go learn. Rabbi Hillel to Shammai Talmud Shabbat 31 A

No one is a believer until you desire for another that which you desire for yourself. Sunnah

Be not estranged from one another for God dwells in every heart. Sir Guru Granth Sahib

Human nature is good only when it does not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self. Dadistan I Dink 94:5

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Jesus Luke 6:13


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