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15th World Vegetarian Congress 1957
Delhi/Bombay/Madras/Calcutta, India


Quotations
As they appeared on various pages through the book

Injure no living thing befriend all;
Having attained human status,
you must cultivate hostile feelings towards none. - Mahabharata

That Lord (Kesava) is pleasedl O King, with him who neither ill-treats nor kills any living creature, man or beast. - Vishnu Purana

For now I know, by what within me stirs,
That I shall teach compassion unto men
And be a speechless world's interpreter,
Abating this accursed flood of woe,
Not man's alone . . ." - Buddha

The man who forsakes not the law and eats no flesh meat shall attain good-will in this world and shall not be afflicted with maladies. - Manu Dharma Sastra, Chapter V, Verse 50

There is no turpitude in lawfully tasting meat or drinking fermented liquor but an abstinence from them produces a signal compensation. - Manu Dharma Sastra, Chapter V, Verse 56

I saw deep down in the eyes of the animals the human soul look out upon me. I saw where it was born, deep down under feathers and fur, or condemned for a while to four-footed among the brambles. I caught the clinging, mute glances of the prisoners and swore I would be faithful - Edward Carpenter

The day may come when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could hare been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny. The question is not "Can they REASON, nor can they TALK, but can they SUFFER? - Jeremy Bentham

CEASE YE, O CEASE YE !
O ye unfortunate and deluded!
As ye eat the pain-ridden flesh, of the helpless, and adorn your desocrated bodies with the agonies of their martyrdom, ye doom yourselves to share with them the hells into which ye have cast them, and to obtain no deliverance until the last prisoner is freed ... Bless all creatures with the power and grace of your understanding and shelter them within the love of your hearts. - Conscience, 9-6-1910

VEGETARIANISM - THE GREAT LEVELLER
Vegetarianism in its highest or moral form, can do much to level the sagging equilibrium of our chaotic World. It can do much to remedy the world food problem. In an unbalanced world where man is the victim of the tragic conflict between the rational laws of nature and human liberty, moral vegetarianism and a rational and scientific mode of living and thinking can do much to restore the world to its normal equilibrium. - RICHARD CALORE - (IN A. V. H.)

As soon as one sees the truth contained in vegetarianism and continues to eat meat he is no more innocent and ignorant of his mistake. He is guilty of a crime. -
Benzion Liber.

To eat meat is surely barbarone and vegetable food is certainly purer - Who can deny that? - SWAMI VIVBKANANDA.

You have to change men physically before you can change them intellectually - Robert G. lngersoll

Cruelty to animals is not only a stupid act but it is an insult to God. - Thomas Newton.

Be very tender to little children ; more tender still to those who err. .....and even yet more tender to our younger brothers, the animals. - source not given

"There is no sin but cruelty "
The one command of Culture is "Thou shalt not be cruel"
The only thing the cultured person cannot overlook is cruelty.
The morality of culture implies a laissez faire attitude towards others.
This means that cruelty of every sort, righteous or unrighteous, sadistic
or disciplinarian, mental or physical, is a thing to be abhorred.
- JOHN COWPER POWYS.