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A Quote by John Muir on vegan, compassion, love, environment, ecology, spirituality, soul, justice, ethics, morals, god, and nature

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Source: John Muir, Naturalist and explorer (1838-1914)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on vegan, compassion, love, spirituality, morality, ethics, truth, justice, environment, ecology, god, and enlightenment

All of us cherish our beliefs. They are, to a degree, self-defining. When someone comes along who challenges our belief system as insufficiently well-based - or who, like Socrates, merely asks embarrassing questions that we haven't thought of, or demonstrates that we've swept key underlying assumptions under the rug - it becomes much more than a search for knowledge. It feels like a personal assault.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: The Demon-Haunted World

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A Quote by Ben Franklin on vegan, compassion, spirituality, soul, god, justice, ethics, love, environment, and ecology

Ben Franklin

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 then should man expect mercy from God? It is unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give.

Ben Franklin

Source: Ben Franklin

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A Quote by Neal Barnard on vegan, compassion, grain, conservation, environment, ecology, kindness, starvation, and heal

Neal D. Barnard, M.D., President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Washington, D.C.

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....

Neal Barnard

Source: Neal Barnard

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on vegan, compassion, ecology, environment, spirituality, kindness, love, and god

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

What is it that should trace the insuperable line? ...The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?

Milan Kundera

Source: Milan Kundera

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on vegan, ecology, environment, compassion, love, god, spirituality, justice, and ethics

Leonardo Da Vinci

As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: Leonardo Da Vinco

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A Quote by Russell Means on revolution, environment, mother earth, retaliate, abuse, and full circle

All European tradition, Marxism included, has conspired to defy the natural order of all things. Mother Earth has been abused, the powers have been abused, and this cannot go on forever. No theory can alter that simple fact. Mother Earth will retaliate, the whole environment will retaliate, and the abusers will be eliminated. Things come full circle, back to where they started. That's revolution.

Russell Means

Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0575184/bio

Contributed by: Marita

A Quote by Robert F Kennedy, Jr. on money, nature, environmentalism, environment, culture, children, spirituality, happiness, and needs

"We protect nature not for nature's sake but for our own sake because it's the infrastructure of our communities, and if we want to meet the obligations of our civilization and our culture which are to create communities for our children that provide them with the same opportunities for dignity and enrichment as the communities that our
parents gave us, we've got to start by protecting that infrastructure; the air that we breathe, the water that we drink, the landscapes that enrich us. We're not protecting nature for nature's sake. We're protecting it because it enriches us, yes, it enriches our economy and we ignore that at our peril. But it is also enriching us aesthetically, recreationally, culturally, historically and spiritually. Human beings have other appetites besides money. And if
we don't feed them, we're not going to grow up…we're not going to become the kind of beings that our creator intended us to become."

Robert Kennedy

Source: Earth to LA fundraiser speech, May, 2004

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Derrick Jensen on violence, aggression, environment, sex, and intimacy

But violence does not equal aggression, and our sex need not follow our mistaken model of violence. There are, after all, different kinds of violence. There is the necessary violence of survival, of the killing of one's food, whether that food is lettuce, onion, duck, or deer. Then there are senseless forms of violence so often perpetuated by our culture: child abuse, rape, military or economic genocide, factory farms, industrial forestry, commercial fishing. But violence also can be like sex: a sacramental, beautiful,  and sometimes bittersweet interaction.

Derrick Jensen

Source: A Language Older Than Words, Pages: 35

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A Quote by Jane Goodall on awareness, thought, effect, environment, society, and jane goodall

“The most important thing is to actually think about what you do. To become aware and actually think about the effect of what you do on the environment and on society. That's key, and that underlies everything else.”

Jane Goodall

Source: Thinkexist.com

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