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  • Class of 1986Philosophy, Personal developmentStockton, California
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About Kimberly
  • ~Hug the hurt
    Kiss the broken
    Comfort the sick
    Befriend the lost
    Love the lonely~ ♥

    "I am here to serve. I am here to inspire. I am here to love. I am here to live my truth." - Deepak Chopra ♥

    "A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved." ~ Kurt Vonnegut

    "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." ~ Mother Teresa

    "Love everybody for who they are. We're not supposed to try to change people. We should allow people to be who they are and love them as they are." ~ Dolly Parton

    "The meaning of life is to love yourself completely, free yourself and others of guilt, and become totally visible no matter the risk."

    Surrender to universal love.
    Get to know me or you're really missing out! Mmm hmmm

    If you know me you love me. If you don't love me, I don't think you know me. ♥ ;-D
    To have me as a friend is to have a friend forever. ♥

    I'm very loving and I LOVE people. Not just my own friends/family but I wish everyone the best and have compassion for everyone, all sentient beings, not just humans and animals but insects as well. ~metta~ universal love

    "People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, 'Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.' I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds."

    - Carl R. Rogers

    "No stars are out tonight but we're shining our own light
    And it's never felt so right" ~ Jack Wagner (All I Need)

    Live everyday with intention. ♥

    "Do you hear the people sing?
    Lost in the valley of the night
    It is the music of a people who are climbing to the light
    For the wretched of the earth
    There is a flame that never dies
    Even the darkest nights will end and the sun will rise" ~ Les Miserables finale song

    "Here comes the sun, little darlin', and I say it's alright."

    "There may be times when I lose the light
    And let my spirits sink
    But I can't stay depressed
    When I remember how I'm blessed
    Grateful, grateful
    Truly grateful I am
    Grateful, grateful
    Truly blessed
    And duly grateful" John Bucchino

    "My mere presence gives strength to the weak." ~Alice Cooper

    "Girls are only helpless when their nail polish is wet."

    "You may say
    I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
    I hope some day you'll join us
    And the world will live as one"
    ~John Lennon ♥

    Always go the extra mile. It's never crowded.

    “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
    Kahlil Gibran

    "Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people sharing all the world." ~John Lennon ♥

    "What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven and plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?" ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge ♥

    Love the earth and sun and animals,
    Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
    Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
    Devote your income and labor to others...
    And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
    Walt Whitman

    What if today we were just grateful for everything? ♥ :-)

    "There is no such thing in anyone's life
    as an unimportant day."
    Alexander Woollcott

    "I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or
    catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."
    Dawna Markova

    “To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.” - Paul Valéry

    Life is what we make it so let's make it beautiful. ♥

    Live everyday and find the extraordinary in the ordinary. ♥

    Find perfect beauty glittering amidst the dullness & pain and see that light in the distance flickering at the end of the darkness and know that that light can be yours if you let it. ♥

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    Animals are my passion and my love. ♥
    If you are also a passionate animal lover/advocte and like associating with people, please add me! I love meeting and talking to people who love animals as much as I do! :-) ♥

    "You know the future's lookin' brighter
    Every morning' when i get up
    Don't be thinkin' 'bout what's not enough, now baby
    Just be thinkin' 'bout what we got" ~ Eddie Money

    "Oh-oh, rich man, poor man, now
    Really don't mean all that much
    Mama's always told you, girl
    That money can't buy you love" ~ Eddie Money
    "If you want, then start to laugh
    If you must, then start to cry
    Be yourself don't hide" ~Enigma

    "Don't care what people say, just follow your own way." ~ Enigma

    Life is without meaning.
    You bring the meaning to it.
    The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be.
    Being alive is the meaning.
    - Joseph Campbell

    At one point you may realize you will never be good enough for some people; the question is, is that your problem or theirs?

    If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. -Dr. Maya Angelou
    "No one need accept that they must remain as they were shaped, by the conditioning of their childhood and culture." «---- I was reading a mind development writing and this quote jumped out at me - I completely agree with it. :-)
    Life is my college. May I graduate well and earn some honors. :-)

    "If you cannot be a poet, be the poem."David Carradine

    "To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony."
    William Ellery Channing

    “I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.”
    ~ Marilyn Monroe

    "Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
    Howard Thurman

    "Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return."
    Mary Jean Iron

    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

    “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

    “Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.” — Marcus Aurelius

    “Real life isn’t always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

    “We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.” — Marcus Annaeus Seneca
    “(Some people) have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.” — A.H. Maslow

    “Find the good and praise it.” — Alex Haley

    “For each new morning with its light,
    For rest and shelter of the night,
    For health and food, for love and friends,
    For everything Thy goodness sends.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    ”The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” — Richard Bach

    "I am grateful for what I am and have.
    My thanksgiving is perpetual...
    O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches.
    No run on my bank can drain it for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment."

    Henry David Thoreau


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    Love has everything to do with it ~ � � �

    Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~Malcolm S. Forbes

    By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before. ~Edwin Elliot

    Self Esteem begins here: anyone who does not like you is an idiot. Really -aren't they? You are gorgeous, talented and fabulous. ~Chellie Campbell

    Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect. There is some work that will never be done if you don't do it. There is someone who would miss you if you were gone. There is a place that you alone can fill. ~Jacob M. Braude

    “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”
    Oscar Wilde

    You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection. ~Buddha

    Wouldn't it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out. ~Alan Cohen

    Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you will ever own.
    ~Mary Schmich

    There is so much love in your heart that you could heal the planet.
    ~Louise Hay

    Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it. ~Thaddeus Golas

    You are as amazing as you let yourself be. Let me repeat that. You are as amazing as you let yourself be. ~Elizabeth Alraune

    I wonder why it is that we so often imprison ourselves in the opinions of other people. There can be no punishment worse than conspiring in our own diminishment. ~Dawna Markova

    The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. ~Joseph Campbell

    Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
    ~Kurt Cobain

    If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works. ~Louise Hay

    If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~Vincent Van Gogh

    Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. ~Dale E. Turner

    Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
    ~Les Brown

    The average estimate themselves by what they do, the above average by what they are. ~Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

    It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~George Eliot


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    A wise woman avoids drama; she knows her time is valuable and she doesn't waste it on unimportant people and things.

    "People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily." – Zig Ziglar

    I don't get even, I get even more FABULOUS!!! ♥

    Life is incredibly amazing. Forget the forecast; everyday is sunny!!! ♥ :-)

    I'm not a one in a million kind of girl; I'm that once in a lifetime kind of woman. ♥

    Hello darlings! I'm Kimberly or Kim, whatever floats your boat!

    I'm a happy girl. :-D ♥


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Favorite Quotes
  • ~Smile, Kimberly loves you~
    ♥ Live•Laugh•Love ♥

    "Thoughts of suicide, she fights it inside
    Living in fear, she can't hide the tears
    Run....but too slow
    Jump....but too low
    No one knew that she was going to break
    Or that tonight she'd take the last breath
    That she would ever take
    And it was all too late...too late..." ~ Taylor Kelly Brown

    "You can be greater than anything that can happen to you." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

    ♥ "I'll be back in the high life again
    All the doors I closed one time will open up again" ~Steve Winwood
    ♥ "Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty and meet me tonight in Atlantic City."
    ~Bruce Springsteen

    "It's only rock 'n roll but I like it" - the Stones
    “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer
    "Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
    Henry Van Dyke

    Let us rise up and be thankful; for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

    Be thankful for what you have and you will end up having more. But if you concentrate on what you don't have, you'll never, ever have enough.
    Oprah Winfrey

    If people offer their help or wisdom as you go through life, accept it gratefully. You can learn much from those who have gone before you.

    But never be afraid or hesitant to step off the accepted path and head off in your own direction, if your heart tells you that it's the right way for you.

    Always believe that you will ultimately succeed at whatever you do, and never forget the value of persistence, discipline, and determination.

    You are meant to be whatever you dream of becoming.
    Edmund O'Neill

    Learn how to carry a friendship greatly, whether or not it is returned. Why should one regret if the receiver is not equally generous? It never troubles the sun that some of his rays fall wide and vain into ungrateful space, and only a small part on the reflecting planet. Let your greatness educate the crude and cold companion. If he is unequal, he will presently pass away; but thou art enlarged by thy own shining.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Seek not outside yourself, heaven is within." ~Mary Lou Cook

    If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive the week.

    If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75 percent of the world.

    If you have money in the bank or in your wallet, you are among the top 80 percent of the worlds wealthy.

    If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

    Author Unknown

    "So many women don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside." ~Mary Kay Ash

    "If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a pekingese?" ~Dame Edith Sitwell

    O, with what freshness,
    what solemnity and beauty,
    is each new day born;
    as if to say to insensate man,
    thou hast one more chance!
    Strive for immortal glory!'
    Harriet Beecher Stowe

    "We are the hero of our own story." ~Mary McCarthy

    "I was thought to be 'stuck up.'. I wasn't. I was just sure of myself. This is and always has been an unforgivable quality to the unsure." ~Bette Davis

    "Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it." ~Anne De Lenclos

    Heaven is Earth.

    “You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

    *Let`s Cherish every moment we have been given*

    -All I need is the air that I breathe-

    -A single rose can be my garden, a single friend, my world- Leo Buscaglia

    *She can't walk but she's trying* -Phil Collins

    "There's beauty up above and things we never take notice of
    You wake up and suddenly you're in love." ~ Billy Ocean

    “He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”

    "A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, big or small, young or old. He doesn't care if you're not smart, not popular, not a good joke-teller, not the best athlete, nor the best-looking person. To your dog, you are the greatest, the smartest, the nicest human being who was ever born. You are his friend and protector."
    ~Louis Sabin

    “Happiness is a warm puppy.”
    ― Charles M. Schulz

    "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

    “I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”
    ― Abraham Lincoln

    “In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.”
    ― W.H. Auden

    Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
    - Henry David Thoreau

    ~The past is a gift to guide you, not imprison you; allow yourself to move forward with a peaceful heart.~ ♥
    When your long day is over and you can hardly drag your feet, when the weight of the world is on your shoulders, I know what you need; bring it on home to me.
    ~I refuse to give into my blues~ Go West
    "I've got a song And I carry it with me and I sing it loud If it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud"~ Jim Croce
    "If I fail If I succeed at least I'll live as I believe" ~Whitney Houston
    "I can make it through the rain" ~ Mariah Carrey
    "And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
    I hope you dance" ~Lee Ann Womack
    ~I can stand up once again~ ♥
    "Learn to sting before you're stung." ~Alice Cooper.
    "Now Ev'ry gambler knows that the secret to survivin'
    Is knowin' what to throw away and knowing what to keep. 'Cause ev'ry hand's a winner and ev'ry hand's a loser"
    ~Kenny Rogers\Don Schlitz - The Gambler lyrics ♥
    "I love this crazy, tragic,
    Sometimes almost magic,
    Awful, beautful life" ~Darryl Worley ♥
    "I'm thankful for a pair of shoes that feel really good on my feet; I like my shoes.
    I'm thankful for the birds; I feel like they're singing just for me when I get up in the morning... Saying, 'Good morning, John. You made it, John.'
    I'm thankful for the sea breeze that feels so good right now, and the scent of jasmine when the sun starts going down.
    I'm thankful..."
    ~Johnny Cash

    "And I guess we never learn.
    Go through life parched and empty,
    Standin' knee deep in a river and dyin' of thirst." ~ "Standing Knee Deep In A River" (Dying of Thirst) Joe Cocker version is beautiful as are probably all the others.

    “Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.” — Author Unknown

    “Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” — John Henry Jowett

    ”The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” — Richard Bach

    "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Bruce Lee
    "Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine."
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

    “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

    ♥ Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give ♥
    ~The purpose of your life is whatever you want it to be~
    ~Life is not about finding a purpose but *creating* a purpose~ ♥
    "I choose to fight back. I choose to rise, not fall. I choose to live, not die. And I know that what's within me is also within you!"-Mayor Papas ("City Hall", 1996)

    As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
    - Michael Johnson

    "Every person is a new door to a different world." ~movie quote

    "I have a hand, and you have another; put them together and we have each other."

    "The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own."
    -Benjamin Disraeli

    "Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say."

    ”Friendships are different from all other relationships. Unlike acquaintanceship, friendship is based on love. Unlike lovers and married couples, it is free of jealousy. Unlike children and parents, it knows neither criticism nor resentment. Friendship has no status in law. Business partnerships are based on a contract. So is marriage. Parents are bound by the law. But friendships are freely entered into, freely given, freely exercised.” ~Stephen Ambrose

    “But Oh! The blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearless on any subject; with whom one’s deepest as well as one’s most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.” ~Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

    "A true friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

    "Friendship is the golden ribbon that ties the world together."

    ~A true friend calls or writes or visits just to say hello and is interested in the good and the bad~

    ~True friends know the good and the bad and love you anyway~
    "My sunshine doesn't come from the skies, it comes from the love in my dog's eyes."
    ~Friends are earth bound angels~

    Whether your friends number one or one hundred,
    having true friends always gives us a good reason to smile!

    "True friends are never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart"

    "There is an exquisite melody in every heart. If we listen closely, we can hear each other's song. A friend knows the song in your heart and responds with Beautiful harmony."

    "Remember that every good friend was once a stranger"

    "Friends are the sunshine of life."
    -John Hay

    "Hold true friends with both your hands."
    "Friendship: A language the blind can see and the deaf can hear"
    -When life gives you one hundred reasons to cry, show life one thousand reasons to smile-
    -When you're under a dark tree, don't forget to see the sun shining through the branches-
    -A smile is a curve that sets everything straight-
    "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." - William Shakespeare
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."~Confucius
    "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."
    "The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large."
    "I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know that just to be alive is a grand thing."
    --Agatha Christie
    "In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
    -- Albert Camus
    ~When you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side~
    "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
    -Leo Buscaglia
    "If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it."
    - Lucy Larcom
    "I am only one,
    But still I am one.
    I cannot do everything,
    But still I can do something;
    And because I cannot do everything
    I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."
    - Edward Everett Hale
    "When you come close to selling out,
    Reconsider"-Lee Ann Womack
    ~Hold on when your heart has had enough; give more when you feel like giving up~ Martina McBride
    "If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page”
    - Mark Houlahan
    "It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."
    - Epictetus
    "I will keep a smile on my face and in my heart even when it hurts today."
    - Og Mandino
    "Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars."
    - Frederick Langbridge
    "Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day."
    - Indian Proverb
    "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
    - Dale Carnegie
    "One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives"
    - Euripides
    ~Life is what you make it, so make it beautiful~
    “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” -Marcus Aurelius
    "You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want."
    - Marcia Wieder
    "Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself."
    - Desiderius Erasmus

    Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
    you are the one who gets burned.
    - The Buddha
    "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Confucius
    "First I was dying to finish high school and start college. And then I was dying to finish college and start working. And then I was dying to marry and have children. And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough so I could return to work. And then I was dying to retire. And now, I am dying... and suddenly realize I forgot to live."
    - Author Unknown
    "The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.."
    — John Milton
    Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
    Jawaharal Nehru

    Life is a pure flame,
    and we live by an invisible sun within us.
    Sir Thomas Brown

    There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.
    Christopher Morley

    "Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is."

    The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
    Kahlil Gibran

    There is no education like adversity.
    Benjamin Disraeli

    In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
    John Churton Collins

    Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
    Ralph Blum

    Fractures well cured make us more strong.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Difficulties strengthen the mind,
    as well as labor does the body.

    The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
    Danish Proverb

    ~My dick is the gift that just keeps on giving~ LMAO!! I saw this on a shirt before.

    "The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how the person regards animals." ♥

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    "The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they *suffer*?” ~ Jeremy Bentham
    “Each to count for one and none for more than one.”
    ~Jeremy Bentham

    “Never believe that animals suffer less than humans. Pain is the same for them that it is for us. Even worse, because they cannot help themselves.” ~Dr. Louis Camuti

    ~Judge the deed, NOT the breed~

    Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. ~Charles R. Magel

    We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. ~William Ralph Inge, Outspoken Essays, 1922

    No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink. ~Murray Banks

    Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without. ~Rue McClanahan

    Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. ~Paul Rodriguez

    Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow-creatures is amusing in itself. ~James Anthony Froude, Oceana, 1886

    The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. ~Alice Walker

    Get a feel for fur: Slam your fingers in a car door. ~Anonymous, on the use of steel traps to capture fur-bearing animals, cited in Audubon, November 1990

    Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character. ~George Bernard Shaw

    I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't.... The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further. ~Mark Twain

    The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position. ~Christine Stevens

    If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth - beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals - would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals? ~Attributed to George Bernard Shaw

    When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. ~George Bernard Shaw

    I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence. ~Mahatma Gandhi

    Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account? ~Jean Paul Richter

    ~Wear your own skin.~

    The life spark in my eyes is in no way different than the life spark in the eyes of any other sentient being. ~Michael Stepaniak, quoted in Joanne Stepaniak, The Vegan Sourcebook, 1998

    Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots. ~Frank A. Clark

    You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. ~Seth Parker

    My life is my message. ~Mahatma Ghandi

    If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~Mother Teresa

    Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~Albert Schweitzer

    He who gives when he is asked has waited too long. ~Sunshine Magazine

    The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson

    While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist. ~Laurence Leamer, King of the Night

    Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~Norman B. Rice

    We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

    I wondered why someone didn't so something. Then I realized, I am someone. ~Unknown

    Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even. ~Daniel Berrigan

    Will you be the one bringing light to that person standing in the shadows?

    I am going to give from every corner of my soul. ~Mike Dolan

    Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~John Wooden, They Call Me Coach

    If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. ~Arabian Proverb

    Let's all help and see each other through. ♥

    If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today. ~Stephan Girard

    I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives. ~Tracy Chapman

    See yourself always as cause, and perhaps a better world will be found among your effects. ~Robert Brault

    Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. ~Edwin Hubbel Chapin

    There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. ~Mother Teresa