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Quotes About Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism has become increasingly popular over the last decade. A vegetarian diet focuses mainly on plants for food. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to vegetarianism. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about vegetarianism that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.


Vegetarian:  A person who eats only side dishes.  ~ Gerald Lieberman


Nothing will benefit human healthand increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.  ~ Albert Einstein


Vegetarian - that's an old Indian word meaning "lousy hunter."  ~ Andy Rooney


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


If we're not supposed to eat animals, how come they're made out of meat?  ~ Tom Snyder


For as long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For 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.  ~ Pythagoras


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


I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.  ~ Leonardo da Vinci


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


Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you any more.  ~ Franz Kafka


I have no doubt that it is part of the destiny of the human race in it's gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals.  ~ Henry David Thoreau


I am not a complete vegetarian. I eat only animals that have died in their sleep.  ~ George Carlin


Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned to live well with others.  ~ Cesar Chavez


Is a vegetarian permitted to eat animal crackers?  ~ George Carlin


You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car.  ~ Harvey Diamond


Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but "Can they suffer?  ~ Jeremy Bentham


Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals, I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants.  ~ A. Whitney Brown


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


Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.  ~ Thomas A. Edison


We don't need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.  ~ James Cromwell


I never go without my dinner.  No one ever does, except vegetarians and people like that.  ~ Oscar Wilde


Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.  ~ Albert Schweitzer


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


A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.  ~ Leo Tolstoy.


I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.  ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer


A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians--except for the occasional mountain lion steak.  ~ Ted Nugent


A mind of the calibre of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


                                    
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