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Animal Friendly Quotes

“A small body of determined spirits, fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission, can alter the course of history.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and women) to do nothing” -Edmund Burke

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“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

“Become the change you wish to see.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“Each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.” -Albert Schweitzer

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

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

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear.” -George Orwell

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favour freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are people who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” -Frederick Douglass

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” -Desmond Tutu

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“어느 한 곳에서 불의가 있으면 모든 곳의 정의에 위협이 됩니다.” -마틴 루터 킹

“It’s a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.” -Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Life is as dear to the mute creature as it is to a man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and to die, so do other creatures.” -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

“Life is life–whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.” -Sri Aurobindo

“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 A. Edison

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The proof that one truly believes is in action.” -Bayard Rustin

“The thinking person must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition or surrounded by a halo…. We need a boundless ethic, which includes the animals also.” -Albert Schweitzer

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” -Albert Einstein

“세상은 위험한 곳이다. 악마같은 이들의 온갖 악행, 그 때문이 아니라 그것을 보고도 방관하는 다수의 사람들 때문이다” -알베르트 아인쉬타인

“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” -Albert Schweitzer

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank

“We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.” -William Ralph Inge

“When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.” -Buddha

“모든 생명체에 연민의 정을 느낄 때 비로소 인간는 숭고하다.” -부처님

“삶은 인간만큼이나 말없는 생명체들에게도 소중한 것이다. 사람이 행복을 원하고 고통을 두려워하며, 죽음이 아닌 생명을 원하는 것처럼 그들 역시 그러하다.” -달라이 라마

“일부 언론들이 제구실을 하지 못하고 업자들의 요구에만 응한다면 그것은 논쟁이 아니라 의견광고에 지나지 않는 것이다. 결국 자신들의 독단을 깨닫지 못하고 국민들의 여론을 오도(誤導)하고 있는 것이다.” -법정스님

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

“한 국가의 위대함과 도덕성은 그 나라의 동물들이 어떻게 대우받고 있는지를 보면 알 수 있다.” -마하트마 간디

“Man is not the lord of all the world’s animals. He is the protector.” -John Forsythe

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” -Elie Wiesel

“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

“만일 신의 창조물들을 동정과 연민의 품에서 제외시키는 사람들을 보면, 당신은 그들의 동료 인간들도 그렇게 대할 사람들을 보는 것입니다.” -아시시의 성 프란체스코

“Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and 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

“True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation.” -Joseph Addison

“They too, are created by the same loving hand of God which Created us…It is our duty to Protect Them and to promote their well-being.” -Mother Teresa

“A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.” -Barak Obama

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.” -Milan Kundera

“Look your dog in her eyes- You cannot be sure she has no soul!” -Victor Hugo

“개고기 식습관은 현대에는 걸맞지 않는 폐풍이오, 국민들의 정신 건강에 아주 좋지 않은 영향을 끼치는 악습이다.” -법정스님

“Dog meat consumption is an evil custom that doesn’t belong in a modern society as well as a vice harmful to the mental health of our citizens.” -Beopjeong Buddhist Priest (South Korea)

“Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you anymore.” -Franz Kafka

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” -Helen Keller

“Only a life lived for others is worth living” – Albert Einstein

“The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion” -Thomas Paine

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” -William Faulkner

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but “Can they suffer?” -Jeremy Bentham

“The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit.” —Ashley Montagu

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” -L.R. Knost

“I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“나는 힘없는 생물일수록 더욱 더 인간의 포악함으로부터 보호되어야 한다고 생각한다.” -마하트마 간디

“All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: In suffering, the animals are our equals.”-Peter Singer

“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.” -Albert Einstein

“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.” -Jane Goodall

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James

“There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have seen firsthand how injustice gets overlooked when the victims are powerless or vulnerable, when they have no one to speak up for them and no means of representing themselves to a higher authority. Animals are in precisely that position. Unless we are mindful of their interests and speak out loudly on their behalf, abuse and cruelty go unchallenged.” -Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

“Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.” – Proverbs 12:10

“의인은 자기의 가축의 생명을 돌보나 악인의 긍휼은 잔인이니라.” -잠언 12:10

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” -Mark Twain”

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

“Saving one dog won’t change the world, but surely, the whole world will change for that dog” -Unknown

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” -Robert F. Kennedy

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” -Jane Goodall

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” -Dalai Lama

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do…” -Albert Einstein

“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“The more I know about people, the more I like my dog.” -Mark Twain

“The hands that help are holier than the lips that pray.” -R.G. Ingersoll

“One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.” -Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog or cat are not the better for it.” -Abraham Lincoln

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.” -Howard Zinn
“We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.” – Albert Einstein

“I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow creatures, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” – Stephen Grellet

“In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.” -Ruth Harrison”

“We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete… 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 most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” -Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe?
Expediency asks the question: Is it politic?
Vanity asks the question: Is it popular?
But, conscience asks the question: Is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. “

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