Compassionate Quotes

Compiled By: Mr. Pravin K. Shah

Animals cannot speak, but can you and I not speak for them and represent them? Let us all feel their silent cry of agony and let us all help that cry to be heard in the world.
Rukmini Devi Arundale.

Non violence and kindness to living beings is kindness to oneself. For thereby one's own self is saved from various kinds of sins and resultant sufferings and is able to secure his own welfare.

The time will come when men will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men. 
Leonardo da Vinci

Until we extend our circle of compassion to include every living creature we cannot enjoy 'World PEACE'.
Albert Schweitzer

'Thou shalt not kill' does not apply to murder of one's own kind only, but to all living beings and this commandment was inscribed in the human breast long before it was proclaimed from Sinai.
Leo Tolstoy

We should be able to refuse to live if the price of living be the torture of sentient beings.
Mahatma Gandhi

The highest religion is to rise to universal brother hood; aye to consider all creatures your equals.
Guru Nanak

Let us pray that our food should not be colored with animal blood and human suffering.

Animals are our younger brothers and sisters, also on the ladder of evolution but a few rungs lower. It is an important part of our responsibilities to help them in their ascent, and not to retard their development by cruel exploitation of their helplessness.
Lord Dowding

The misery we inflict on sentient beings slackens our human evolution. 
Dr. Annie Besant

Sympathy for the lowest animals is one of the noblest virtues with which man is endowed.
Charles Robert Darwin

Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy. 
Jesus Christ

Cruelty is the obvious cancer of modern civilization. 
Rev. A. D. Beldon

I think that sacrifices of animals in the name of religion are barbarous and they degrade the name of religion.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Kindness multiplies fast and brings tremendous dividends. 
Hope Sawyer Buyukmihei

Anything that can feel pain should not be put to pain. 
R. M. Dolgin

No nation is truly free until the animal, man's younger brother is free and happy.
T. L. Vaswani

If we wish for mercy ourselves, we must show mercy to all dumb animals.  
Joyce Lambert

Our enlightened posterity will look back upon us who eat oxen and sheep, just as we look upon cannibals.
Winwood Reade

Which religion gives the greatest joy to God? That which inspires human beings to practice Ahimsa and compassion to all creatures. 
Vallabha Acharya

Your feasts and your ceremonials, which are marked by animal sacrifices, are gateways to direct hell.
Bankey Behari

When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw




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Chairperson Jaina Education Committee
 Federation of Jain Associations in North America
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