Who? VEGETARIAN QUOTES
"a few wise words to live by"

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

"Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child, as it is to the caterpillar." -- Bradley Miller

"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

* "But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy." -- Plutarch

"While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we ever expect ideal conditions on earth." -- George Bernard Shaw

"Men dig their graves with their own teeth and die by those fated instruments more than the weapons of their enemies." -- Thomas Moffett

"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

"Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay." -- George Bernard Shaw

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

"There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties... The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery."
-- Charles Darwin

* "Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you anymore." -- Franz Kafka

"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

"If experiments on animals were abandoned on grounds of compassion, mankind would have made a fundamental advance." -- Richard Wagner

"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

"It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery." -- Percy Bysshe Shelley

"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 for their cruelty." -- Leo Tolstoy

"I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity." -- Ecclesiastes

"Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough."
-- St. Francis of Assisi

"I will not eat anything that walks, runs, skips, hops or crawls. God knows that I've crawled on occasion, and I'm glad that no one ate me." -- Alex Poulos

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