Vegetarianism Quotes

Vegetarians have wicked, shifty eyes and laugh in a cold, calculating manner. They pinch little children, steal stamps, drink water, favor beards.

J.B. MORTON

With lentils, tomatoes and rice, olives and nuts and bread, Why does a man care to gnaw a slice of something bleeding and dead?

HENRY BAILEY STEVENS

It is beyond doubt that the chief motive of Vegetarianism is the humane one. Questions of hygiene and of economy both play their part, and an important part, in a full discussion of food reform; but the feeling which underlies and animates the whole movement is the instinctive horror of butchery, especially the butchery of the more highly organized animals, so human, so near akin to man.

HENRY S. SALT

Awareness is bad for the meat business. Conscience is bad for the meat business. Sensitivity to life is bad for the meat business. DENIAL, however, the meat business finds indispensable.

John Robbins

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

Robert Hutchinson

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.

Paul McCartney

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

k.d. lang

A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.

George Bernard Shaw

When it's all said and done we will lose a piece to a carnivorous vegetarian.

Tori Amos

Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals.

Finley Peter Dunne

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

Robert Hutchinson

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.

William Ralph Inge

The biblical case for vegetarianism does not rest on the view that killing may never be allowable in the eyes of God, rather on the view that killing is always a grave matter. When we have to kill to live we may do so, but when we do not, we should live otherwise.

ANDREW LINZEY

When a man of normal habits is ill, everyone hastens to assure him that he is going to recover. When a vegetarian is ill (which fortunately very seldom happens), everyone assures him that he is going to die, and that they told him so, and that it serves him right. They implore him to take at least a little gravy, so as to give himself a chance of lasting out the night.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

A mind of the calibre of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.

Benjamin Franklin

Those who, by their purchases, require animals to be killed have no right to be shielded from the slaughterhouse or any other aspect of the production of the meat they buy. If it is distasteful for humans to think about, what can it be like for the animals to experience it?

Peter Singer

In every respect, vegans appear to enjoy equal or better health in comparison to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

T. Colin Campbell

Plant life instead of animal food is the keystone of regeneration. Jesus used bread instead of flesh and wine in place of blood at the Lord's Supper.

German Composer Richard Wagner

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.

Mark Twain

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them, that's the essence of inhumanity.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Nonviolence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all living beings, we are all savages.

Thomas Edison

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

Charles Darwin

Flesh-eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to moral feeling--killing.

Count Leo Tolstoy

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Updated On : January 20, 2011
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