Vegetarianism Quotes

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian

Paul McCartney

Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.

George Bernard Shaw

One farmer says to me, You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with; and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle

Henry David Thoreau

I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.

Ronald D. Fuchs

Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.

Ambrose Bierce

Nothing spoils lunch any quicker than a rogue meatball rampaging through your spaghetti.

Jim Davis

I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight

Rita Rudner

Most vegetarians I ever see looked enough like their food to be classified as cannibals

Finley Peter Dunne

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.

A. Whitney Brown

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

George Bernard Shaw

All normal people love meat. If I went to a barbeque and there was no meat, I would say, Yo Goober! Where's the meat? I am trying to impress people here, Lisa. You do not win friends with salad

Matt Groening

Truely man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.

Leonardo da Vinci

I venture to maintain that there are multitudes to whom the necessity of discharging the duties of a butcher would be so inexpressibly painful and revolting, that if they could obtain a flesh diet on no other condition, they would relinquish it forever.

W.E.H. Lecky

Thou shall not kill does not apply to murder of one's own kind only, but to all living beings; and this Commandment was inscribed in the human breast long before it was proclaimed from Sinai

Leo Tolstoy

I eat everything that nature voluntarily gives: fruits, vegetables, and the products of plants. But I ask you to spare me what animals are forced to surrender: meat, milk, and cheese.

Anonymous

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

Vegetarianism preserves live, health, peace, the ecology, creates a more equitable distribution of resources, helps to feed the hungry, encourages nonviolence for the animal and human members of the planet, and is a powerful aid for the spiritual transformation of the body, emotions, mind, and spirit

GABRIEL COUSENS

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

The awful cruelty and terror to which tens of thousands of animals killed for human food are subjected in traveling long distances by ship and rail and road to the slaughterhouses of the world. God disapproves of all cruelty... whether to man or beast. The occupation of slaughtering animals is brutalising to those who are required to do the work.... I believe this matter is well worthy of the serious consideration of Christian leaders.

Mrs. Booth and General Bramwell Booth

The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion.

Mahaparinirvana

Flesh eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act, which is contrary to moral feeling: killing. By killing, man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity, that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel. -- Flesh eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act, which is contrary to moral feeling: killing. By killing, man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity, that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel.

Leo Tolstoy

In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.

Ruth Harrison

Your choice of diet can influence your long term health prospects more than any other action you might take.

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop

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

Buddha

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Updated On : January 20, 2011
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