Maria S. has submitted an idea for a wonderful subject. Let's have a thread for quotes, poems, proverbs and sayings dealing with animals and the environment. There are so many quotes, especially about animals.
So let's get started and a special thank you to Maria!
"If a man aspires toward a righteous life, his first act of abstinance is from injury to animals."
Leo Tolstoy, Russian author
Those who experiment on animals should never be able to quiet their own conscience by telling themselves that these cruelties have a worthy aim.
Albert Schweitzer, physician
"Wherefore I say to all those who desire to be disciples, keep your hands from bloodshed and let no flesh meat enter your mouths, for the Lord is just and bountiful; who ordains that man shall live by the fruits and seeds of the earth alone."
Jesus, Gospel of the Nazirenes, Chapter 38, Verse 4
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"Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventures, and for hides and furs is a phenomenon which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality."
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
"Atrocities are no less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called 'medical research'."
George Bernard Shaw
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”-Mahatma Gandhi.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
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Noted and Thnx Maria and Lynn ..
I really like the last one.
animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. difficult standards for people to live up to.
"torturing animals to prolong life has separated science from the most important thing that life has produced.........conscience"
God grant me strength to conserve
Our nature's wonders to preserve
Grant me courage for our creatures to speak
To save our wildlife, so precious and meek
For those who've no voices of their own
Lord, let me make their plights be known
Can I really make a difference?
I really have to try.
Extinction is forever ~
I simply can't stand by.
People pulling together for animal rights
People concerned for the animals' plights
Persuading others to join in the fight
Proceeding toward a future bright.
Expressing the means of reaching the goal
Educating each and every soul
Encouraging others to play their role
Eliminating the senseless death toll.
Taking part to protect animals everywhere
Terminate the abuse they are forced to bear
Telling others how much we do care
Together we work to stop the nightmare.
Alert the world to the animals' need
Aid helpless animals, see that they're freed
Ask others to join in this good deed
Answer the call ~ the animals plead!
"Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human life". ~ Albert Schweitzer
For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of the beasts are the same; as one dies, so does the other; they all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity. All go to one place; all are from dust, and all turn to dust again.
~ Ecclesiastes, 3:19-20 ~
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life - music and cats.
~ Albert Schweitzer ~
A little poem my mother had when I was a child. It has always stuck in my mind
I wish for a mistress gentle and kind,
Who lets me sleep where I've a mind,
In matters of food, I'm not really fussy,
Some hake or best steak will do for this pussy
If we are to go on living together on this earth, we must all be responsible for it.
"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it"
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. Antole France
The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works & the way people think.
Everything connected with vegetarianism is of the highest importance because there will never be peace in the world so long as we eat animals.
~ Isaac Bashevis Singer ~
Animals are such agreeable friends-- they ask no questions, they pass no critisms. GEORGE ELIOT
“I have learned from an early age to abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men”
Leonardo Da Vinci
The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. CHIEF SEATTLE of the Suwamish tribe in a letter to President Franklin Pierce.
Only animals were not expelled from Paradise. Milan Kundera
For you Nyack. I love that picture.
Like music & art Love of Nature is a common language that can trancend political or social boundaries.
I just signed a few petitions and pinched (hope it's ok) the following.
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
Chief Seattle, 1854
When all the trees have been cut down,
When all the animals have been hunted,
When all the waters are polluted,
When all the air is unsafe to breathe,
Only then will you discover
You cannot eat money.
Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors
We borrow it from our Children.
Ancient Indian Proverb
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell Animal Farm
Thank you so much for the photos and quips.
Good One Nyack ..
Great pictures & quotes.
Great posts. Thank you.
"As long as humans continue to be the ruthless destroyer of other beings, we will never know health or peace. For as long as people massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, those who sow the seed of murder and pain will never reap joy or love."
Thank you Nyack.
WOW Nyack great quote!
I've always regarded Nature as the clothing of God.
It is our collective and individual responsibility...to preserve and tens to the enviroment in which we all live.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.
-Native American Proverb
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" ~Mohandas Gandhi
"Our lives began and end the day we become silent things that matter" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
One of my favorites Maria. Thank you.