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A Quote by Howard Zinn on civil disobedience, obedience, dictators, war, death, killings, poverty, starvation, jail, and theives

Civil disobedience. . . is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. . Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem.

Howard Zinn

Source: Failure to Quit, Pg. 45

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Lao Tzu on life, starvation, death, and rebellion

Why are the people starving?-
Because their grain is being eaten up by the taxes
That's why they're starving

Why are people rebellious?-
Because those above them meddle in their lives
That's why they're rebellious

Why do people regard death so lightly?-
Because they are so involved with their own living
That's why they regard death so lightly

In the end,
The treasure of life is missed by those who hold on
    and gained by those who let go

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching: The Definitive Edition, Pages: 88

Contributed by: Socio

A Quote by unknown on maitreya, sharing, love, poverty, justice, hunger, starvation, shame, humanity, share, and brotherhood

"Throughout the world there are men, women and little children who have not even the essentials to stay alive; they crowd the cities of many of the poorest countries in the world. This crime fills Me with shame. My brothers, how can you watch these people die before your eyes and call yourselves men?"

- Maitreya, the World Teacher

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Source: Maitreya, the World Teacher

Contributed by: Hopeful

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

Contributed by: Ocean

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