Vegetarian Motivational Quotes

Goats grazing in the wild know well that lion is their enemy because it pounces upon them no sooner than it sees them. Same goats brought home and domesticated by man start considering him their friend. They know not that the very person who rears them and feeds them will slaughter them one day to satiate his taste buds. Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them (– Samuel Butler). Here are some great quotes on vegetarianism by some great personalities. This collection of vegetarian motivational quotes is dedicated to the well-being of all beings.

Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends. – George Bernard Shaw

A vegetarian is a person who won’t eat anything that can have children. – David Brenner

How can you eat anything with eyes? – Will Kellogg

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

People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

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. – Leo Tolstoy

Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic– and pesticide–laden corpse of a tortured animal. – Ingrid Newkirk, National Director of PETA

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

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

We all love animals. Why do we call some “pets” and others “dinner?” – k.d. lang

We pray on Sundays that we may have light,

To guide our footsteps on the path we tread.

We are sick of war, we do not want to fight,

And yet we gorge ourselves upon the dead. – George Bernard Shaw

If you knew how meat was made, you’d probably lose your lunch. – k.d. lang

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

As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields. – Leo Tolstoy

The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion. – Mahaparinirvana (Buddhist)

I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants. – Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

One farmer says to me, “You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with;” and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable–made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle. – Henry David Thoreau

My situation is a solemn one. Life is offered to me on condition of eating beefsteaks. But death is better than cannibalism. My will contains directions for my funeral, which will be followed not by mourning coaches, but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarfs in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures. – George Bernard Shaw

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

Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind. – Albert Einstein

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalist for the same reasons. – C. S. Lewis

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

Coexistence… what the farmer does with the turkey – until Thanksgiving. – Mike Connolly

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

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

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

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

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

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 Alva Edison