Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

 

“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

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“There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery” – Charles Darwin

 

 

“The question is not ‘Can they reason?’, nor ‘Can they talk?’, but ‘Can they suffer?” – Jeremy Bentham

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“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – Ghandi

 

 

“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 Edison

 

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites, or women for men” – Alice Walker

 

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“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

 

 

“Humans – who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals – have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and ‘animals’ is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them – without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. It is unseemly of us, who often behave so unfeeling toward other animals, to contend that only humans can suffer. The behaviour of other animals renders such pretensions specious. They are just too much like us” – Carl Sagan

 

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“Being vegetarian here also means that we do not consume dairy and egg products, because they are products of the meat industry. If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“Only when we have become non-violent towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves” – Cesar Chavez

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“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, we’d all be vegetarian” – Paul McCartney

 

“May all that have life be delivered from suffering” – Buddha

 

“For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love” – Pythagoras

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 “I am in favour of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being” – Abraham Lincoln

 

“Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace” – Albert Schweitzer

“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man” – Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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“We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these is our pleasure, amusement and convenience” – Gary Francione

 

“It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call and animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions” – Mark Twain

 

“If you don’t want to be beaten, imprisoned, mutilated, killed or tortured then you shouldn’t condone such behaviour towards anyone, be they human or not” – Moby

 

“If intelligence and capability are not criteria for possession of rights, why would animals – who have the capacity to feel fear and pain – be excluded from our moral consideration” – Jack Norris

“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal” – Joaquin Phoenix

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“You either approve of violence or you don’t, and nothing on earth is more violent or extreme than the meat industry” – Morrisey

 

“When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy” – Ingrid Newkirk

“When you feel the suffering of every living thing in your own heart, that is consciousness” – Bhagavad Gita

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need” – Ayurvedic proverb

 “Recognize meat for what it really is: The antibiotic- and pesticide-laden corpse of a tortured animal” Ingrid Newkirk

 

“My body will not be a tomb for other creatures” – Leonardo Da Vinci

 

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“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to vegetarian diet”

– Albert Einstein

 

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better” – Maya Angelou

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect” – Mark Twain

“Veganism is not a sacrifice, it is a joy” – Gary L. Francione

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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