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

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

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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