Vegan Quotes
"All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt?" Buddha

"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian. We feel better about ourselves and better about the animals, knowing we're not contributing to their pain.” Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney

"Bury an acorn in the ground and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep and nothing happens but decay" George Bernard Shaw

"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace" Albert Schweitzer

"If we - that is, society - switched to a vegetarian diet, atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, which accounts for most heart disease, would vanish." William Roberts, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Cardiology

"It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind."  Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

"As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love." Pythagoras

"Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage." Sri Aurobindo (1872–1950)

"When we eat vegetarian foods, we needn't worry about what kind of disease our food died from; this makes a joyful meal!" Cornflakes inventor, John H. Kellogg

"Poor animals! How jealously they guard their pathetic bodies…that which to us is merely an evening’s meal, but to them is life itself." T. Casey Brennan

The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of “real food for real people,” you’d better live real close to a real good hospital. Neal D. Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

About 2,000 pounds of grains must be supplied to livestock in order to produce enough meat and other livestock products to support a person for a year, whereas 400 pounds of grain eaten directly will support a person for a year. Thus, a given quantity of grain eaten directly will feed 5 times as many people as it will if it is eaten indirectly by humans in the form of livestock products. M.E. Ensminger, PhD

"The soul is the same in all living creatures,
although the body of each is different." Hippocrates

"My mum and dad were vegetarians and we were all brought up to be aware of animals and the fact that they are lives in their own right. So I've never thought of animals as something I would wear, something I can consume and eat." Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney

"Please eat less meat - meat is a very carbon intensive commodity." Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

"I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized." Henry David Thoreau

"To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.” Buddha

"Many things made me become a vegetarian, among them, the higher food yield as a solution to world hunger.” John Denver

"We fork ourselves to death with the tines with which we spear the muscles of innocent animals.” O Anna Niemus

"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men.” Alice Walker

"Life is life--whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage.” Sri Aurobindo

"The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?” Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)

"I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” Leonardo Da Vinci

"If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.” Howard Lyman

"When I was old enough to realize that all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like bullies would take control of younger kids in the school yard.” River Phoenix

"I believe that a vegan diet causes less suffering than a diet centered around animal products. Animals are sentient creatures with their own wills, and it seems wrong to force our will onto another creature just because we're able to.” Moby

"Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.” The Dalai Lama

“I believe that veganism is something we must adopt to cleanse the earth of the damage that the meat, fishing and dairy industries have caused to global eco-systems.” Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Society

"A plant-based diet not only improves your health, it significantly reduces your carbon footprint and preserves resources for future generations. So please join me in creating a healthy future and go vegan." Actress Emily Deschanel

"My biggest dream in the world is for everyone to become vegetarian, so that there won't be any more suffering.” Alicia Silverstone

"But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy." Plutarch

"There’s no reason to drink cow’s milk at any time in your life. It was designed for calves, not humans, and we should all stop drinking it today." Dr Frank A. Oski, Former Director of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University

"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. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." Gandhi

"I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings ordinarily to live. I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species." Gandhi

"Dairy products are the most common cause of food allergies. When people avoid dairy products completely, they often find improvements in symptoms which they did not realize were caused by milk." Dr. John McDougall

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