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FAMOUS QUOTATIONS

"The grading of forms, organic functions, customs and diets showed in an evident way that the normal food of man is vegetable like the anthropoids and apes and that our canine teeth are less developed than theirs and that we are not destined to compete with wild beasts or carnivorous animals."  - Charles DARWIN, In his book The Origin of Man.  He also tells us:

"Although we know nothing for certain about the time or place that Man shed the thick hair that covered him, with much probability of being right we could say that he must have lived in a warm country where conditions were favourable to the frugivorous way of life which, to judge from analogies, must have been the way man lived."  - Charles DARWIN

"Chimpanzees and gorillas have the same digestive mechanisms as man does. That is the proof of compared anatomy in favour of a diet of crude vegetables which permits the fermentation to produce several disposals daily, soft and free from putrefaction."  - Sir Arthur Keith (1866-1955) was a famous English anatomist and anthropologist. Instruction to the Study of Anthropoid Apes Ancient Types of Man and “Evolution of Humans”.

Unless the doctors of today become the dieticians of tomorrow, the dieticians of today will become the doctors of tomorrow. - Alexis Carrel, Nobel Prize Winner –“Man the Unknown” (1935)

Modern man has greater knowledge and farther horizons than his predecessors. As each new generation faces the world, the inventors and creators enthusiastically contribute their original ideas to further human progress--often in the face of ridicule, apathy, and stony opposition. The vantage point from which we now survey the world is the product over many centuries, of such men. Ross HORNE, author of “The Health Revolution”

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life. - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organisations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them.  - Linus Pauling, PhD. (respected as the “father of Vitamins”).  2 x Nobel Prize winner. 

Prevention is better than cure.  - Erasmus (1466-1536)

For as long as men massacre animals, we will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love. -  Pythagoras (6th century BC)

Doctors prescribe medicine of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings and diet of which they know nothing.  The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. - Voltaire (1694-1778)

And God said, behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat [=food]: and it was so.  - Genesis 1, 29 & 30

Since the regimentation of Medicine by quacks and medical gangsters in control of the American Medical Association, this organization has become one of the most vicious rackets in the country.  Dr. Charles Lyman Loffler, as cited in “The Drug Story” - 1949 

The Utopians feel that slaughtering our fellow creatures gradually destroys the sense of compassion, which is the finest sentiment of which our human nature is capable. - Sir Thomas Moore (1478-1535)

Respect the old and cherish the young. Even insects, grass and trees you must not hurt. - Attr. Ko Hung (284-363 AD) (Confucian-Taoist)

Nothing will be left, Nothing in the air, nothing under the earth, nothing in the waters. All will be exterminated.  - Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn't organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals. - Ivan Illich (medical historian), on Swiss television, Lugano, 1975.

... there is nevertheless a certain respect, a general duty to humanity, not only to beasts that have life and sense, but even to trees and plants. We owe justice to men, and graciousness and benignity to other creatures ... there is a certain commerce and mutual obligation betwixt them and us.  - Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

Vegetables, fruits, and grains should compose our diet. Not an ounce of flesh meat should enter our stomachs. The eating of flesh is unnatural. We are to return to God's original purpose in the creation of man.  The moral evils of a flesh diet are not less marked than are the physical ills.  Flesh food is injurious to health, and whatever affects the body has a corresponding effect on the mind and the soul. Think of the cruelty to animals meat-eating involves, and its effect on those who inflict and those who behold it. How it destroys the tenderness with which we should regard those creatures of God!  - Ellen White, co-founder Seventh Day Adventists, 1905

An act of violence against nature should be judged as severely as that against society or another person. The turning over of a stone, the unnecessary felling of a tree, or the slaughter of an animal is a crime to be weighed in judgment against the wants and needs of the person and the values of his society.  - Dr.Michael W.Fox (1937 - )

I would not be comfortable appearing in a country where they have permitted the destruction of such beautiful and intelligent animals. (after her 1978 cancellation of a tour of Japan because of their dolphin kill. - Olivia Newton-John (1948- )

Misdirected life force is the activity in disease process. Disease has no energy save what it borrows from the life of the organism. It is by adjusting the life force that healing must be brought about, and it is the sun as transformer and distributor of primal spiritual energy that must be utilized in this process, for life and the sun are so intimately connected.  - Kabbalah (B.C. 1200?-700? A.D.)

He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. - Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)

It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do.  - Colton (1780-1832)

The majority of the diseases which the human family have been and still are suffering under, they have created by ignorance of their own organic health, and work perseveringly to tear themselves to pieces, and when broken down and debilitated in body and mind, send for the doctor and drug themselves to death.  - Ellen White, co-founder Seventh Day Adventists, 1866

Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene.  - Henry Miller (1891-1980)

...the simple unadulterated truth is that they are neither winning the fight against cancer nor are they about to find a cure. They have been claiming that a cure is just around the corner for a good 50 years or more, but the sad fact remains that in spite of the countless millions being collected, cancer in its most serious forms - in the lung, breast and bowel - is no nearer to being beaten today than it was at the turn of the century. Indeed, in some cases - breast cancer for example - the exact opposite is true; the scientists are actually losing the fight.  Cancer Control Society, Great Britain, in Outrage (magazine), 1986

The prerequisite for today's medical policy is naturally the currently predominant system of medicine. The sick are the source of income, therefore it is necessary for sick people to be there, yes, it proves advantageous if one makes the people artificially sick.

- Dr. Med. Steintl: 'International Medical Policy', 1938, Berlin.

When estrogen first became available for clinical use, there was an understandable over-enthusiasm for its application... If one depends on the beautifully embossed brochures which exhort the practitioner with every mail one falls, unhappily, into the security of the illusion that there are neither contra-indications nor side-effects in the use of estrogen.- Drs. Robert A. Kimbrough and S. Lion Israel, Journal of the American Medical Association, Dec., 1949.

Research is subordinated (not to a long-term social benefit) but to an immediate commercial profit. Currently, disease (not health) is one of the major sources of profit for the pharmaceutical industry, and the doctors are willing agents of those profits. - Dr. Pierre Bosquet , Nouvelle Critique, France, May 1961

When will they realize that there are too many drugs? No fewer than 250,000 preparations are now in use. About 10,000 new mixtures and dosages hit the market each year.  We simply don't have enough diseases to go around. At the moment the most helpful contribution is the new drug to counteract the untoward effect of other new drugs.  - Dr. Walter Modell of Cornell University Medical College.

Today's medicine is at the end of its road. It can no longer be transformed, modified, readjusted. That's been tried too often. Today's medicine must DIE in order to be reborn. We must prepare its complete renovation.  French physician, Prof. Maurice Delort, - Academy de Bourges, 1962.

After a 20-year study, Dr. Charles Henry Kempe, University of Colorado] recommends abolishing smallpox vaccination. Since 1948 there have been no deaths from smallpox in the United States. In the same period more than 300 persons have died from smallpox vaccinations, including vaccine-induced encephalitis.  - The Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, May 7, 1965

... 61 percent of all deformities in new-born infants and 88 percent of all stillbirths must be attributed to the effects of medications.- Dr. W. Chr. Mueller of the 1st University Hospital for Women, Munich. In the German medical journal Muenchener Medizinische Wochenschrift, No.34, 1969

Thalidomide is not the first, nor the last drug to have brought heartbreak where it was meant to bring help. There have been quite a number of other tragedies since Thalidomide went wrong 13 years ago.  - An editorial in The Economist, London, January 6, 1973

We don't eat anything that has to be killed for us. We've been through a lot and we've reached a stage where we really value life. - Paul McCartney (1942- )

Millions of people have been vaccinated with the polio vaccine, which contains the cancer-forming SV-40 virus originally found in monkeys. It is possible that it will take 20 years or still longer before the possible damaging effects of this virus come to light.

- Professor J. Clausen - Institute of Preventive Medicine at the University of Odense, 1973

A new U.S. study challenges claims made for the last 35 years that women can prevent breast cancer by regularly taking estrogen pills.... the report seems to indicate the drug actually may cause the disease.... Physicians have been prescribing estrogen for an estimated 5 million to 6 million middle-aged women in the United States alone. - International Herald Tribune, August 17, 1976

The oil lobby, perhaps the most powerful lobby on earth, is almost matched by hospital owners and doctors. - President Carter, June 8, 1979

The public is surely entitled to convincing proof, beyond all reasonable doubt, that artificial immunization is in fact a safe and effective procedure, in no way injurious to health, and that the threat of the corresponding natural diseases remain sufficiently clear and urgent to warrant mass inoculation of everyone, even against their will if necessary. Unfortunately, such proof has never been given.

- Richard Moskowitz, M.D., Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, March 1983

Between 1962 and 1992, the numbers of people who contracted or died of cancer both increased. Cancer deaths rose 18.7%... The bottom line is that despite all the billions of dollars, and the promises and the claims of success, more people are dying of cancer than ever before...  - Dr. John C. Bailer III, biostatistician, Harvard University School of Public Health. Co-author of Report on Cancer  (New England ).

Economics and politics simply intertwine in shaping conventional medicine's approach to cancer. Very simply put, treating disease is enormously profitable, preventing disease is not.  - The British Cancer Control Society, Outrage, Oct/Nov 1986

Vaccines are made from: mucus of infected children (whooping cough), excrement from typhoid victims (typhoid), fermented chick embryos, and until recently vaccines for polio were got from the diseased kidneys of monkeys, and cause: leukemia, encephalitis, Multiple Sclerosis - and: "Now I believe the smallpox-vaccine theory is the explanation to the explosion of AIDS".  - World Health Organization, advisor, Times 11.5.87

The superior doctor prevents sickness;

The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; 

The inferior doctor treats actual sickness;

Chinese Proverb

How many things served us yesterday for articles of faith, which to-day are fables to us!  - Montaigne (1533-1592)

All beings hate pains; therefore one should not kill them. This is the quintessence of wisdom: not to kill anything.  - Sutrakritanga (Jainism)

Beings which kill others should not be killed in the belief that the destruction of one of them leads to the protection of many others.  - Purushartha Siddhyupaya (Jainism)

Those who have forsaken the killing of all; those who are helpmates to all; those who are a sanctuary to all; those men are in the way of heaven.  - Hitopadesa (Hindu)

But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.  - Plutarch (c.AD 46-c.120)

If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.  - Emerson (1803-1882)

Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.  - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Viler than unbelievers are those cruel ones who make the law that teaches killing.  - Yogashastra (Jainism)

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from that of their social environment.  - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

From thence the beasts be brought in, killed and clean washed by the hands of their bondsmen. For they permit not their free citizens to accustom themselves to the killing of beasts, through the use whereof they think clemency, the gentlest affection of our nature, by little and little to decay and perish.  - Thomas Moore (1478-1535)

After they had accustomed themselves at Rome to the spectacles of the slaughter of animals, they proceeded to those of the slaughter of men, to the gladiators.  - Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?  - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man.  For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime.

- Romain Rolland (1866-1944)

To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body.  - Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948)

How do we know that we have a right to kill creatures that we are so little above, as dogs, for our curiosity or even for some use to us?  - Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

If he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because ...its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling -- killing.  - Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

The very emphasis of the commandment: Thou shalt not kill, makes it certain that we are descended from an endlessly long chain of generations of murderers, whose love of murder was in their blood as it is perhaps also in ours. - Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Late upon the third day, at the very moment when, at sunset... there flashed upon my mind, unforeseen and unsought, the phrase 'Reverence for Life'. - Dr Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

The man who has become a thinking being feels a compulsion to give every will-to-live the reverence for life that he gives his own.  - Dr Albert Sweitzer (1875-1965)

Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.  - Dr Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

... to me it appears strange that the men against whom I should be enabled to bring an action for laying a little dirt at my door, may with impunity drive by it half-a-dozen calves, with their tails lopped close to their bodies and their hinder parts covered with blood.  - Lord Chesterfield (1692-1772).

By whomever no evil is done in deed, or word, or thought, him I call a “Brahmin” who is guarded in these three.  - Dhammapada (Buddhist)

Good men extend their pity, even unto the most despicable animals. The moon doth not withhold the light, even from the cottage of a Chandala (outcast).  - Hitopadesa (Hindu)

The only good is knowledge and the only evil stems from ignorance.  - Socrates (B.C.469-399)

The true rule in determining to embrace or reject anything is not whether it have any evil in it, but whether it have more of evil than of good. There are few things wholly evil or wholly good.  - Lincoln (1809-1865)

It is a proof of our natural bias to evil, that in all things good, gain is harder and slower than loss; but in all things bad or evil, getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of them.  - Hare & Charles (c. 1830)

It is almost impossible systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.   - Anatole France (1844-1924).

And God said, behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat [=food]: and it was so.  - Genesis 1, 29 & 30

The unnatural eating of flesh-meats is as polluting as the heathen worship of devils, with its sacrifices and its impure feasts, through participation in which a man becomes a fellow-eater with devils.  - Clementine Homilies (Second Century AD)

The saints are exceedingly loving and gentle to mankind, and even to brute beasts ... Surely we ought to show them [animals] great kindness and gentleness for many reasons, but, above all, because they are of the same origin as ourselves.  - St.John Chrysostom (c.347-407)

It should not be believed that all beings exist for the sake of the existence of man. On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own sakes and not for the sake of anything else.  - Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (1135-1204)

[Regarding animals and their offspring], there is no difference between the pain of humans and the pain of other living beings, since the love and tenderness of the mother for the young are not produced by reasoning, but by feeling, and this faculty exists not only in humans but in most living beings.  - Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (1135-1204)

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who deal likewise with their fellow men.  - St.Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them wherever they require it. - St.Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work against God's intent. Man, do not pride yourself on superiority to animals; they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your appearance on it, and leave the traces of your foulness after you - alas, it is true of almost every one of us!

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)

Love all God's creatures, the animals, the plants. Love everything to perceive the divine mystery in all.  - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)

Compared with that of Taoists and Far Eastern Buddhists, the Christian attitude toward Nature has been curiously insensitive and often downright domineering and violent. Taking their cue from an unfortunate remark in Genesis, Catholic moralists have regarded animals as mere things which men do right to regard for their own ends.  - Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

The diet of animals is vegetables and grains. Must the vegetables be animalized, must they be incorporated into the system of animals, before we get them? Must we obtain our vegetable diet by eating the flesh of dead creatures? God provided fruit in its natural state for our first parents. He gave to Adam charge over the garden, to dress it, and to care for it, saying, "To you it shall be for meat." One animal was not to destroy another animal for food."  -Ellen White, co-founder Seventh Day Adventists (1896)

Let our ministers and canvassers step under the banners of strict temperance. Never be ashamed to say, "No thank you; I do not eat meat. I have conscientious scruples against eating the flesh of dead animals.  - Ellen White, co-founder Seventh Day Adventists, 1901

Flesh was never the best food; but its use is now doubly objectionable, since disease in animals is so rapidly increasing.  - Ellen White, co-founder Seventh Day Adventists, 1902

The moral evils of a flesh diet are not less marked than are the physical ills.  Flesh food is injurious to health, and whatever affects the body has a corresponding effect on the mind and the soul. Think of the cruelty to animals meat-eating involves, and its effect on those who inflict and those who behold it. How it destroys the tenderness with which we should regard those creatures of God!  - Ellen White, co-founder Seventh Day Adventists, 1905

It is a mistake to suppose that muscular strength depends on the use of animal food. The needs of the system can be better supplied, and more vigorous health can be enjoyed, without its use. The grains, with fruits, nuts, and vegetables, contain all the nutritive properties necessary to make good blood. These elements are not so well or so fully supplied by a flesh diet. Had the use of flesh been essential to health and strength, animal food would have been included in the diet appointed man in the beginning.  - Ellen White, co-founder Seventh Day Adventists, 1905

Those who eat flesh are but eating grains and vegetables at second hand; for the animal receives from these things the nutrition that produces growth. The life that was in the grains and the vegetables passes into the eater. We receive it by eating the flesh of the animal. How much better to get it direct by eating the food that God provided for our use!  - Ellen White, co-founder Seventh Day Adventists, 1905

We shall respect that of God in all creation. We shall live in loving harmony with the earth. Humankind shall be a joyful gardener of the world given us by God, and shall use its fruits wisely and moderately. - Quakers (1979).