If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our insttitutions, great is our sin. Charles Darwin... A righteous government is of all the most to be wished for, Bearing of blessing and good fortune in the highest. Guided by the law of Truth, supported by dedication and zeal, It blossoms into the Best of Order, a Kingdom of Heaven! To effect this I shall work now and ever more. Vohu-Khshathra Gatha; Yasna 51, 1... Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. Genesis 9:3... It is God who provided for you all manner of livestock, that you may ride on some of them and from some you may derive your food. And other uses in them for you to satisfy your heart's desires. It is on them, as on ships, that you make your journeys. Qur'an 40:79-80... The righteous person regards the life of his beast. Proverbs 12:10... Nothing you do makes much of a difference if you do not have charity. You can speak with tongues, have the gift of prophecy, understand all mysteries, and possess all knowledge; even if you have the faith to move mountains, without charity it won't profit you at all. Joseph B. Wirthlin... Peace is a day-to-day problem, the product of a multitude of events and judgments. Peace is not an 'is,' it is a 'becoming. Haile Selassie... The ascetic should live the life of a bee, accepting little alms from several homes, so that he does not burden any particular home too much, and take only that much which fulfills his hunger.  A clever man takes the essence from multiple sources and scriptures, just as the bee extracts nectar from several flowers. Bhagavata Purana 11.8.9-10... May all beings have happy minds. Buddha...Let mercy be your mosque, faith your prayer-mat, and honest living your Koran. Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji...Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending. Chico Xavier... Let your vision be world embracing. Bahá'u'lláh... This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls - to the liberal minded the whole world is a family. Virchand Gandhi... Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu... In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. Confucius... It is not living that matters, but living rightly. Socrates... At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. Aristotle... I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. Diogenes... The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes. Avicenna... The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go. Galileo Galilei... We build too many walls and not enough bridges. Isaac Newton... I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them. Baruch Spinoza... Where liberty is, there is my country. Benjamin Franklin... Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire... It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong. Jeremy Bentham... Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. Abraham Lincoln... The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi... The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason. Mary Wollstonecraft... The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. Albert Schweitzer... The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. Albert Einstein... The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. Hannah Arendt... One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. Simone de Beauvoir... Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Marie Curie... We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain. Stephen Hawking... Where there is no vision, there is no hope. George Washington Carver... Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out. Carl Sagan... As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy... If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim. Margaret Thatcher...We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King, Jr...