Vegetarianism Quotes

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

Samuel Butler

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 would better live real close to a real good hospital

Neal Barnard

Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I am halfway through my fishburger and I realize, Oh my God. I could be eating a slow learner.

Lynda Montgomery

Animals are my friends... and I do not eat my friends.

George Bernard Shaw

We do not need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.

James Cromwell

If you knew how meat was made, you would probably lose your lunch.

k.d. lang

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own

Robert Louis Stevenson

Vegetarianism is harmless enough though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness.

Robert Hutchison

Heart attacks... God's revenge for eating his little animal friends.

Anonymous

If we are not supposed to eat animals, then why are they made of meat?

Anonymous

Vegetarian: A person who eats only side dishes

Gerald Lieberman

I will not eat anything that walks, runs, skips, hops or crawls. God knows that I have crawled on occasion, and I am glad that no one ate me.

Alex Poulos

A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.

George Bernard Shaw

There is no substitute for mother's milk

Martin H. Fischer

I have found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth

Bernie Wilke

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.

Henry David Thoreau

You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?

George Bernard Shaw

Vegetarianism can easily reach religious proportions. Refraining from meat on moral grounds serves to dignify feelings of guilt toward sad-eyed, furry creatures and substitutes righteousness for squeamishness.

Bill Griffith

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet

Albert Einstein

He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after death.

Buddhist Dhammapada

Vegetarianism is a greater progress. From the greater clearness of head and quicker apprehension motivated him to become a vegetarian. Flesh-eating is an unprovoked murder.

Benjamin Franklin

Various philosophers and religious leaders tried to convince their disciples and followers that animals are nothing more than machines without a soul, without feelings. However, anyone who has ever lived with an animal--be it a dog, a bird, or even a mouse--knows that this theory is a brazen lie, invented to justify cruelty.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

To be nonviolent to human beings and to be a killer or enemy of the poor animals is Satan's philosophy. In this age there is always enmity against poor animals, and therefore the poor creatures are always anxious. The reaction of the poor animals is being forced on human society, and therefore there is always strain of cold or hot war between men, individually, collectively or nationally.

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Updated On : January 20, 2011
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