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  • #1
    Farley Mowat
    “Whenever and wherever men have engaged in the mindless slaughter of animals (including other men), they have often attempted to justify their acts by attributing the most vicious or revolting qualities to those they would destroy; and the less reason there is for the slaughter, the greater the campaign for vilification.”
    Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf: The Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves

  • #2
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #3
    It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
    “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
    E.E. Cummings

  • #4
    E.M. Forster
    “I do like Christmas on the whole.... In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year.”
    E.M. Forster

  • #5
    Hamilton Wright Mabie
    “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
    Hamilton Wright Mabie

  • #6
    Thich Nhat Hanh
    “When you say something really unkind, when you do something in retaliation your anger increases. You make the other person suffer, and he will try hard to say or to do something back to get relief from his suffering. That is how conflict escalates.”
    Thich Nhat Hanh, Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

  • #7
    Alexander McCall Smith
    “Do not act meanly, do not be unkind, because the time for setting things right may pass before your heart changes course.
    Isabel Dalhousie”
    Alexander McCall Smith, The Careful Use of Compliments

  • #8
    Howard Zinn
    “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”
    Howard Zinn

  • #9
    Howard Zinn
    “Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.”
    Howard Zinn

  • #10
    Graham Greene
    “I know one thing you don't. I know the difference between Right and Wrong. They didn't teach you that at school.'
    Rose didn't answer; the woman was quite right: the two words meant nothing to her. Their taste was extinguished by stronger foods--Good and Evil.”
    Graham Greene, Brighton Rock

  • #11
    Graham Greene
    “A brain was only capable of what it could conceive, and it couldn't conceive what it had never experienced”
    Graham Greene, Brighton Rock

  • #12
    Albert Einstein
    “Time is an illusion.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #13
    Kahlil Gibran
    “The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.”
    Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

  • #14
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #15
    William Blake
    “Eternity is in love with the productions of time.”
    William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

  • #16
    William Blake
    “To see a World in a Grain of Sand
    And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
    And Eternity in an hour.”
    William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

  • #17
    Rita Mae Brown
    “The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.”
    Rita Mae Brown

  • #18
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
    Robert A. Heinlein

  • #19
    The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
    “The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”
    Leonardo da Vinci
    tags: cats

  • #20
    Jean Cocteau
    “I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”
    Jean Cocteau

  • #21
    Clare Boothe Luce
    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
    Clare Boothe Luce

  • #22
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #23
    Leonardo da Vinci
    “I love those who can smile in trouble...”
    Leonardo da Vinci

  • #24
    Oscar Wilde
    “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #25
    Mark Twain
    “A home without a cat — and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat — may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?”
    Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson

  • #26
    “There is, incidently, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.”
    Dan Greenberg
    tags: cats

  • #27
    Lilian Jackson Braun
    “Cats are cats . . . the world over!
    These intelligent, peace-loving, four-footed friends- who are without prejudice, without hate, without greed- may someday teach us something.
    -James Mackintosh Qwilleran”
    Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Saw Stars
    tags: cats

  • #28
    “You admit nothing. Deny everything. Demand proof. Did you learn nothing in Boot Camp?"
    (Mace to Smitty)”
    Shelly Laurenston, The Mane Event

  • #29
    Hiromu Arakawa
    “A lesson without pain is meaningless. For you cannot gain anything without sacrificing something else in return, but once you have overcome it and made it your own...you will gain an irreplaceable fullmetal heart.”
    Hiromu Arakawa

  • #30
    Eusebius
    “May I be an enemy to no one and the friend of what abides eternally.
    May I never quarrel with those nearest me, and be reconciled quickly if I should.
    May I never plot evil against others, and if anyone plot evil against me,
    may I escape unharmed and without the need to hurt anyone else.
    May I love, seek and attain only what is good.
    May I desire happiness for all and harbor envy for none.
    May I never find joy in the misfortune of one who has wronged me.
    May I never wait for the rebuke of others, but always rebuke myself until I make reparation.
    May I gain no victory that harms me or my opponent.
    May I reconcile friends who are mad at each other.
    May I, insofar as I can, give all necessary help to my friends and to all who are in need.
    May I never fail a friend in trouble.
    May I be able to soften the pain of the
    grief stricken and give them comforting words.
    May I respect myself.
    May I always maintain control of my emotions.
    May I habituate myself to be gentle, and never angry with others because of circumstances.
    May I never discuss the wicked or what they have done, but know good people and follow in their footsteps.
    [Prayer to practice the Golden Rule]”
    Eusebius



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