Famous Quotes

 famous quotes
(by famous vegetarians)

“It makes me chuckle when meat-eaters try to outsmart me with their clichéd arguments. Little do they know that the MOST intelligent, MOST talented and MOST respected people in the history of the World, have been ethical vegetarians/vegans. I am truly in good company” ~Paul.Seymour

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Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple)
“The animals of the World are here for their own reasons.
They were not created for us, any more than Black People were created for White, or Women were created for Men”


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Pythagoras (Mathematician, Philosopher)
“As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.” “…we slaughter harmless, tame creatures without stings or teeth to harm us. For the sake of a little flesh we deprive them of sun, of light, of the duration of life to which they are entitled by birth and being.”


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Albert Einstein (Mathematician)
“Nothing will benefit human health and ensure survival of life on Earth, more than evolution to a vegetarian diet.” “It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.”


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Leonardo Da Vinci (Scientist, Artist)
“Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places! I have since an early age abjured the use of meat and I foresee a time when men, such as I, will look upon the murder of animals the way they now look upon the murder of men.”


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George Bernard Shaw (Writer, Philosopher)
“While we, ourselves, are the living graves for murdered beasts, how can we expect ideal conditions on this Earth?” “I look my age. It is the other people who look older than they are. What can you expect from people who eat corpses?”


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Benjamin Franklin (Inventor, Statesman)
“Vegetarianism is a greater progress. For the greater clearness of head and quicker apprehension motivated him to become vegetarian. Meat-eating is an unprovoked murder.”


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Thomas Edison (Inventor)
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all living things, we are all savages.”


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Paul McCartney (Songwriter, Activist)
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian”


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Henry David Thoreau (Writer, Philosopher)
“…man is a carnivorous animal… but this is a miserable way as anyone who will go snaring rabbits or slaughtering lambs, may learn–and he will be regarded as a benefactor of his race who shall teach man to confine himself to a more innocent and wholesome diet… it is a part of destiny of the human race.. to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other.”


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Count Leo Tolstoy (Writer, Philosopher)
“While there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields”. “Flesh-eating is simply immoral as it involves an act which is contrary to moral feeling – killing”


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Mahatma Gandhi (Statesman, Humanitarian)
“I do feel that spiritual progress demands, at some stage, that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants”. “I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world if we are superior to it.”


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Dalai Lama (Spiritual Leader)
“I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet when there are so many substitutes. After all, man can live without meat”


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Jesus of Nazareth (Spiritual Leader, Teacher)
(Quotes translated from ‘The Gospel of Jesus Christ / The Essene Gospel of Peace’ – one of ‘The Dead Sea Scrolls’ and the only known writing by Jesus, himself)
“For Life is given to all by God, and that which is given by God, let no man take away”.

“He who kills, kills himself and whoso eats the flesh of slain beasts, eats the body of death, and their death will become his death”