The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated
- Mahatma Gandhi
'Dear Friend'...'We have no doubt about your bravery or devotion to your fatherland, nor do we believe that you are the monster described by your opponents.'
-Gandhi to Hitler (in a letter on December 24 1940)
...since Hitler had also experienced love from his mother, he was able to return his love and benevolence toward other people...there was also compassion in Hitler's heart by nature, and Hitler's inner suffering was comparative. So we should show him much compassion.
14th Dalai Lama April 1st, 2010