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George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950— British dramatist and critic

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Arthur Schopenhauer 1788-1860 — German philosopher
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Michel de Montaigne 1533-1592 — French essayist
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Ovid 43 BC-17 AD — Roman poet 43 BC
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Leo Tolstoy 1828-1920 — Russian novelist and social theorist
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Rabindranath Tagore 1861-1941 — Nobel Prize winner Hindu poet
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Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 — Italian painter, sculptor, architect, scientist and engineer
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Diogenes 412-323 BC — Greek philosopher
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Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1883 — American essayist, philosopher and poet
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John Stuart Mill 1806-1873 — English philosopher and economist
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Mohandas Gandhi 1869-1948 —Hindu social reformer and nationalist
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Franz Kafka 1883-1924 — Austrian-Czech writer
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Buddha 563-483 — from Lankavatara Sutra
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Annie Besant 1748-1832 — English philosopher and social reformer
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Henry S. Salt 1851-1939 — English humanitarian and reformer; friend of Gandhi and Shaw
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Albert Schweitzer 1875-1965— theologian and musician; and winner of Nobel Peace Prize of 1952
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Mahavira . . . from Acranga Sutra — Jainism
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Romaine Rolland
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Fredrich Nietzche

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R. J. Porteares
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Swami Vivekananda
“Life is short,
The vanities of the world are transient,
but they alone live who live for others,
the rest are more dead than alive.”
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James Anthony Froude
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Max Tooley
“If we really know a 100th part of the agony of animals we should rather starve than profit by it.”
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Richard Calore
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Benzion Liber
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1853-1919 — American poet and novelist
I am the voice of the voiceless.
Through me the dumb shall speak
Til’ the deaf world’s ear shall be made to hear
The wrongs of the wordless weak.
The same force formed the sparrow
That fashioned man, the king.
The God of the whole gave a speak of soul
To furred and feathered thing;
And I am my brother’s keeper,
And I will fight his fight.
And speak the word for beast and bird
Till the world shall set things right
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Song of Peace by George Bernard Shaw
We are the living graves of murdered beasts,
Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites.
We never pause to wonder at our feasts,
If animals, like man, can possibly have rights.
We pray on Sundays that we may have light,
To guide our foot-steps on the paths we tread.
We’re sick of war, we do not want to fight,
The thought of it now fills our hearts with dread
And yet we gorge ourselves upon the dead.
Like carrion crows, we live and feed on meat,
Regardless of the suffering and pain
We cause by doing so. If thus we treat
Defenseless animals for sport or gain,
How can we hope in this world to attain
The Peace we say we are so anxious for?
We pray for it, o’er hecatombs of slain,
To God, while outraging the moral law,
Thus cruelty begets its offspring—War.
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An ancient Chinese verse. Translation by Gold Mountain Monastery Staff
For hundreds of thousands of years
the stew in the pot
has brewed hatred and resentment
that is difficult to stop.
If you wish to know why there are disasters
of armies and weapons in the world,
listen to the piteous cries
from the slaughterhouse at midnight.
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Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 17:47:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Dr. Murad Khan"
Subject: your quotes page
To: Jaya Tirtha Charan dasan

 Dear Jaya Tirtha Charan dasan

Thank for your email. It is a matter of honor and pleasure for me if you include "the quotations" page in your website. You are fully allowed to include this page. I expect that the link of PVS with the name of compiler should remain intact.

I visited your site on Hare Krishna ... I love Hare Krishna.

Best regards

Murad Khan