Vegetarian Sayings, Quotes and Expressions

25 of the best vegetarian sayings and quotes:

The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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

 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit to their cruelty.

~ Leo Tolstoy

Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.

~ George Bernard Shaw

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

Even as a junkie I stayed true (to vegetarianism) - 'I shall have heroin, but I shan't have a hamburger.' What a sexy little paradox.

~ Russell Brand


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

~ Paul McCartney

How can you eat anything with eyes?

~ Will Kellogg

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.

~ Albert Einstein

A vegetarian is a person who won't eat anything that can have children.

~David Brenner

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

~ Samuel Butler

If you could see or feel the suffering you wouldn't think twice. Give back life. Don't eat meat.

~ Kim Basinger

As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together.

~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love.

~ Pythagoras

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Vegetarian - that's an old Indian word meaning lousy hunter.

~Andy Rooney

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 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...

~ Dalai Lama

I do not want to make my stomach a graveyard of dead animals.

~ George Bernard Shaw

By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet.

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

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

~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

~A. Whitney Brown

Getting your nutrients from meat is like running your water through a sewer before you drink it.

~ Colleen Riordan

We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defence of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.

~ Gary L. Francione

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