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The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth. - Albert Einstein
This is the Way of Peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love... - Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981)
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. - Black Elk, Sioux spiritual leader (1863-1950)
We are humans who see clearly the barbarity of all ages except our own. - Ernest Crosby, Author, Reformer (1856 - 1907)
It is because we have at the present moment everybody claiming the right of conscience without going through any discipline whatsoever that there is so much untruth being delivered to a bewildered world. - Mohandas K. Gandhi, The Words of Gandhi, ca 1930
The thinking person must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another. - Albert Schweitzer
Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest ... - Dr. Lloyd Biggle Jr., Musician, Author, Historian (1923 - 2002)
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. - Dalai Lama
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If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. - Mother Teresa
Children trained to extend justice, kindness, and mercy to animals become more just, kind, and considerate in their relations to each other. Character training along these lines will result in men and women of broader sympathies; more humane, more law-abiding, in every respect more valuable citizens. - National PTA Congress
Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever is it that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. - Elizabeth Goudge (1900-1984), The Joy of Snow
History shows us that the people who end up changing the world – the great political, social, scientific, technological, artistic, even sports revolutionaries – are always nuts, until they are right, and then they are geniuses.
- John Eliot
Compassion respects all forms of life and recognizes the right of each to fulfill its own purpose. - C. David Coats, Old MacDonald's Factory Farm
Everyone already knows how to meditate, but you meditate on the wrong things. Some people meditate on pretty girls, some on money, some on business. Every time you pay full attention, whole-heartedly, to one thing, that is meditation. I pay attention only to the inner Power, to the Compassion, the Love and Merciful qualities of God. - Supreme Master Ching Hai
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