relevant to Vivism and Paradisionism


“All life is holy, and that’s it !”
(William Blake) 
“Think of all sensing beings as of your own children; purify your hearts and stop killing. Be full of love and kindness to every living being”.
“All beings tremble before violence. All fear death, all love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do?”
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” 
“I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live.” 
“A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.” 
“In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”
(Albert Schweitzer) 
 “Love for all beings is man’s most noble quality”. 
“From my childhood up I’ve sworn off consumption of meat and the time will come, that people like me will look upon killing animals, the way they look upon murdering human beings, now”. 
(Leonardo Da Vinci) 
“I saw them live and cannot bear to see them being killed; I heard their screams of pain and refuse to eat their meat.” 
“Man is created for better things, than killing animals;
  no cruelty at all is of use”. 
“Since visiting the abatoirs of S. (France) I have stopped eating meat”. 
(Vincent Van Gogh) 
“As long as there are abattoirs, there will be battlefields”.
“The level of a civilization can be measured by the way in which animals are treaten”
“Nothing will benefit health of mankind and further chances for Life-on-Earth to survive as much as evolution to a vegetarian feeding-pattern”.
(Albert Einstein)
Some sayings and propositions 
 relevant to Vivism and Paradisionism
“Don’t do to other living beings, what you don’t want to be done to yourself”
(Variant on the old peace of wisdom: “Don’t do to somebody else, what you don’t want to be done to yourself”) 
“Who does right, will be treaten right”. 
(Translation of an old peace of wisdom) 
“As long as man goes on killing, he will be killed himself one way or another”
(Variant on Tolstoi’s: “As long as there are abattoirs, there will be battlefields”) 
“One of the next steps in civilization after abolition of human bondage and slavery might be the general recognition of all animal’s right on a life in unlimited freedom and well-being”.
(This website’s author) 
“But it’s very well thinkable, that sooner or later it will be prohibited to kill animals, the way it is now to kill people”
(This website’s author in reaction of the Party for the Animals’ leading lady Marianne Thieme stating that she cannot imagine that it  will ever be prohibited to eat meat. (2013))
“Compare it with the situation that you’re walking around somewhere in the wild and suddenly a herd of elephants comes running your way. 
Then you can only say a little prayer and expect that in a few moments you will be as flat as a pancake. 
But what if those elephants don’t just run forward, without minding that tiny little human being there, and instead all nicely run around him, thus leaving him unharmed?
Then wouldn’t you think, that those are really very civilised animals, (that obviously naturally behave in a very life-friendly way)?” 
(One of this website’s author’s standard reactions, in case somebody states that according to him or her it really goes too far to for instance bike or walk very carefully, where one knows that there are sometimes slugs or ants on the path or on the road.) 







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