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#1. It is necessary to correct the error that vegetarianism has made us weak in mind, or passive or inert in action. I do not regard flesh-food as necessary at any stage - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Vegetarianism quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#2. The Chinese food arrives. Delicious saliva fills his mouth. He really hasn't had any since Texas. He loves this food that contains no disgusting proofs of slain animals, a bloody slab of cow haunch, a hen's sinewy skeleton; these ghosts have been minced and destroyed and painlessly merged with the shapes of insensate vegetables, plump green bodies that invite his appetite's innocent gusto. Candy. - Author: John Updike
Vegetarianism quotes by John Updike
#3. People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass. - Author: Pino Caruso
Vegetarianism quotes by Pino Caruso
#4. No vegetarian has been able to achieve a single Nobel prize. It is a clear-cut condemnation of vegetarianism. Why do all the Nobel prizes go to non-vegetarians? - because vegetarian food does not contain those proteins which create intelligence. And unless we provide those proteins, intelligence cannot grow. The body is a very delicate phenomenon and it needs a very well balanced diet. - Author: Rajneesh
Vegetarianism quotes by Rajneesh
#5. I did it for political, moral reasons, thinking that I was making this great sacrifice, but it was absolutely necessary; I was not going to contribute to the violence in the world anymore. - Author: Alicia Silverstone
Vegetarianism quotes by Alicia Silverstone
#6. Hindus and Westerners alike see in the meat-eating taboos of India a triumph of morals over appetite. This is a dangerous misrepresentation of cultural processes. Hindu vegetarianism was a victory not of spirit over matter but of reproductive over productive forces. - Author: Marvin Harris
Vegetarianism quotes by Marvin Harris
#7. From the Buddhist point of view, all living beings -- that is, beings with feelings, experiences, and sensations -- are considered equal. Human beings can live without eating meat. As human beings, I think that deep down our nature tends towards vegetarianism and leads us to do everything in our power to prevent harming other species. - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
Vegetarianism quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#8. It may be considered folly by common opinion but this refusal to destroy life unnecessarily, this reverence for it, must become a deeply implanted part of his ethical standard. - Author: Paul Brunton
Vegetarianism quotes by Paul Brunton
#9. Vegetarianism is an act of the imagination. It reflects an ability to imagine alternatives to the texts of meat. - Author: Carol J. Adams
Vegetarianism quotes by Carol J. Adams
#10. That is the way with all of your kind ... It is how you are made; you must all strive to claw your way over the backs of your fellow humans during the short time you are permitted in the universe, breeding when you can, so that the strongest strain survive and the weakest die. I would no more blame you for that than I would try to convert some non-sentient carnivore to vegetarianism. You are all on your own side. - Author: Iain M. Banks
Vegetarianism quotes by Iain M. Banks
#11. I became a vegetarian because I was persuaded that life is as valid for other creatures as it is for humans. I do not need dead animal bodies to keep me alive, strong and healthy. Therefore, I will not kill for food. - Author: Helen And Scott Nearing
Vegetarianism quotes by Helen And Scott Nearing
#12. 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. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
Vegetarianism quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#13. Like all pacifists, Zweig evaded the question of how to protect the peaceful sheep from the ravening wolves, no doubt in the unrealistic hope that the wolves would one day discover the advantages of vegetarianism. - Author: Theodore Dalrymple
Vegetarianism quotes by Theodore Dalrymple
#14. One who loves Krishna will give Him whatever He wants, and he avoids offering anything which is undesirable or unasked for. Thus, meat, fish and eggs should not be offered to Krishna ... Vegetables, grains, fruits, milk and water are the proper foods for human beings and are prescribed by Lord Krishna Himself. Whatever else you eat, can not be offered to Him, since He will not accept it. - Author: A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Vegetarianism quotes by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
#15. Some of the best things about being a vegetarian include, of course, contributing towards the welfare of animals. Being a vegetarian can also make you a healthier person, and it helps the environment. All of these things make vegetarianism worthwhile. It's really a win-win situation. - Author: Laura Mennell
Vegetarianism quotes by Laura Mennell
#16. The vegetarian movement ought to fill with gladness the souls of those who have at heart the realization of God's kingdom upon earth, not because vegetarianism itself is such an important step towards the realization of this kingdom (all real steps are equally important or unimportant), but because it serves as a criterion by which we know that the pursuit of moral perfection on the part of man is genuine and sincere. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
Vegetarianism quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#17. Something I've never been able to adapt to, to understand is how they can lavish such love and care on the animals and then see them sold for slaughter. I don't dare say anything about it, though. Richard and his friends would be down on me in a flash. But there's some kind of cold, unfeeling contradiction in that business. - Author: Robert James Waller
Vegetarianism quotes by Robert James Waller
#18. In a situation where flesh is consumed, vegetarians inevitably call attention to themselves. They have made something absent on their plates; perhaps a verbal demurral has been required as well. They then are drawn into a discussion regarding their vegetarianism. Frequently, there will be someone present who actually feels hostile to vegetarianism and regards it as a personal challenge. If this is the case, all sorts of outrageous issues are thrown out to see how the vegetarian will handle them. The vegetarian, enthusiastic reformer, sees the opportunity as one of education; but it is not. instead it is a teasing game of manipulation. At times, ludicrous questions are raised; they imply that the entire discussion is ludicrous. - Author: Carol J. Adams
Vegetarianism quotes by Carol J. Adams
#19. The distinction between meat and other animal products is total nonsense. Vegetarianism is a morally incoherent position. If you regard animals as members of the moral community, you really don't have a choice but to go vegan. - Author: Gary L. Francione
Vegetarianism quotes by Gary L. Francione
#20. The steam of meat darkens the light of the spirit ... One hardly can have virtue when one enjoys meat meals and feasts ... - Author: Saint Basil
Vegetarianism quotes by Saint Basil
#21. Food affects the mind. For the practice of any kind of yoga, vegetarianism is absolutely necessary since it makes the mind more pure and harmonious. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
Vegetarianism quotes by Ramana Maharshi
#22. Elsewhere the paper notes that vegetarians and vegans (including athletes) 'meet and exceed requirements' for protein. And, to render the whole we-should-worry-about-getting-enough-protein-and-therefore-eat-meat idea even more useless, other data suggests that excess animal protein intake is linked with osteoporosis, kidney disease, calcium stones in the urinary tract, and some cancers. Despite some persistent confusion, it is clear that vegetarians and vegans tend to have more optimal protein consumption than omnivores. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Vegetarianism quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#23. Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. - Author: Jim Davis
Vegetarianism quotes by Jim Davis
#24. 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. - Author: Thomas A. Edison
Vegetarianism quotes by Thomas A. Edison
#25. Vegetarianism is the taproot of humanitarianism. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
Vegetarianism quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#26. The average age (longevity) of a meat eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still work as hard as ever. I have lived quite long enough and am trying to die; but I simply cannot do it. A single beef-steak would finish me; but I cannot bring myself to swallow it. I am oppressed with a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
Vegetarianism quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#27. If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That's the single most important thing you could do. It's staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty. - Author: Paul McCartney
Vegetarianism quotes by Paul McCartney
#28. Vegetarianism serves as the criterion by which we know that the pursuit of moral perfection on the part of humanity is genuine and sincere. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
Vegetarianism quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#29. In all the round world of Utopia there is no meat. There used to be. But now we cannot stand the thought of slaughter-houses. And, in a population that is all educated, and at about the same level of physical refinement, it is practically impossible to find anyone who will hew a dead ox or pig. We never settled the hygienic question of meat-eating at all. This other aspect decided us. I can still remember, as a boy, the rejoicings over the closing of the last slaughter-house. - Author: H.G.Wells
Vegetarianism quotes by H.G.Wells
#30. India introduced Britain to vegetarianism - see Tristram Stuart's excellent first book on this - and it is possible, indeed all too easy, to be a vegetarian in India and eat extraordinarily good, varied food every day, with very few 'repeats.' - Author: Neel Mukherjee
Vegetarianism quotes by Neel Mukherjee
#31. With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didn't use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program. - Author: Bernhard Goetz
Vegetarianism quotes by Bernhard Goetz
#32. 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. - Author: Leonardo Da Vinci
Vegetarianism quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci
#33. Meat is necessary when there is hard physical work to be done, or in a very cold climate, or when edible plants cannot be found ... Animal flesh provides all the substances we need, both for the intensive working of our organism and for maintaining a normal temperature in cold climates. - Author: G.I. Gurdjieff
Vegetarianism quotes by G.I. Gurdjieff
#34. The symbolism of meat-eating is never neutral. To himself, the meat-eater seems to be eating life. To the vegetarian, he seems to be eating death. There is a kind of gestalt-shift between the two positions which makes it hard to change, and hard to raise questions on the matter at all without becoming embattled. - Author: Mary Midgley
Vegetarianism quotes by Mary Midgley
#35. Even if we cannot be completely non-voilent, by being vegetarian we are going in the direction of non-voilence - Author: Nhat Hanh
Vegetarianism quotes by Nhat Hanh
#36. I don't believe vegans (or vegetarians) who still get their (packaged, preservative/chemical-ridden) food from industrial food systems have any righteous ground to stand on, nor do I think a deep look at the sentient life of plants or the true environmental impact of agriculture permits them any comfortable distance from cruelty. Everything in this world eats something else to survive, and that something else, whether running on blood or chlorophyll, would always rather continue to live rather than become sustenance for another. No animal wants to be penned up and milked, or caged and harvested, and you've never seen plants growing in regimented lines of their own accord. - Author: Brian Awehali
Vegetarianism quotes by Brian Awehali
#37. Pythagoras was the first to introduce vegetarianism to the West. It is of profound depth for man to learn how to live in friendship with nature, in friendship with creatures. That becomes the foundation. And only on that foundation can you base your prayer, your meditativeness. You can watch it in yourself: when you eat meat, meditation will be found to be more and more difficult. - Author: Rajneesh
Vegetarianism quotes by Rajneesh
#38. I know many people far more upright and conscientous than I am who disagree, who think nothing of it. I know that vegetarianism runs against mankind's most casual assumptions about the world and our place within it. And I know that factory farming is an economic inevitability, not likely to end anytime soon.
But I don't answer to inevitabilities, and neither do you. I don't answer to the economy. I don't answer to tradition and I don't answer to Everyone. For me, it comes down to a question of whether I am a man or just a consumer. Whether to reason or just to rationalize. Whether to heed my conscience or my every craving, to assert my free will or just my will. Whether to side with the powerful and comfortable or with the weak, afflicted, and forgotten. - Author: Matthew Scully
Vegetarianism quotes by Matthew Scully
#39. There is a Western phenomenon called the male midlife crisis. Very often it is heralded by divorce. What history might have done to you, you bring about on purpose: separation from woman and child. Don't tell me that such men aren't tasting the ancient flavors of death and defeat.
In America, with divorce achieved, the midlifer can expect to be more recreational, more discretionary. He can almost design the sort of crisis he is going to have: motorbike, teenage girlfriend, vegetarianism, jogging, sports car, mature boyfriend, cocaine, crash diet, powerboat, new baby, religion, hair transplant.
Over here, now, there's no angling around for your male midlife crisis. It is brought to you and it is always the same thing. It is death. - Author: Martin Amis
Vegetarianism quotes by Martin Amis
#40. To consider yourself an environmentalist and still eat meat is like saying you're a philanthropist who doesn't give to charity. - Author: Howard Lyman
Vegetarianism quotes by Howard Lyman
#41. I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that not as an aliment, so much as a condiment for the vegetables, which constitute my principal diet. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
Vegetarianism quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#42. Love is at the heart of the world, just as it is at the heart of your life. Your relationships with your lover, your family, your friends, and the world around you define the quality of your emotional wholeness and reflect your relationship with yourself. - Author: Sebastian Pole
Vegetarianism quotes by Sebastian Pole
#43. The factory farm has succeeded by divorcing people from their food, eliminating farmers, and ruling agriculture by corporate fiat. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Vegetarianism quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#44. Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I've discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening. Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it will be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory
disavowed. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Vegetarianism quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#45. Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you any more. - Author: Franz Kafka
Vegetarianism quotes by Franz Kafka
#46. We have found ways ... to torture and maim animals and make their lives a misery, almost a living hell ... in the multinational food industry, ... and in laboratories where often the most important thing being researched is the latest in lipstick or face cream. - Author: David
Vegetarianism quotes by David
#47. The horse and the cow, the rabbit and the cat, the deer and the hare, the pheasant and the lark, please us better as friends than as meat. - Author: Elisee Reclus
Vegetarianism quotes by Elisee Reclus
#48. Killed a policeman? How Vegetarian! Well, I suppose it was, so long as they didn't eat him. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
Vegetarianism quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#49. I was convinced that there was more going on here than a simple case of vegetarianism. - Author: Han Kang
Vegetarianism quotes by Han Kang
#50. You do not see anything when you experience pure consciousness; you become everything. - Author: Sebastian Pole
Vegetarianism quotes by Sebastian Pole
#51. The people of the future will say, meat-eaters in disgust and regard us in the same way that we regard cannibals and cannibalism. - Author: Dennis Weaver
Vegetarianism quotes by Dennis Weaver
#52. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion. - Author: William Ralph Inge
Vegetarianism quotes by William Ralph Inge
#53. If he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because ... its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling - killing. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
Vegetarianism quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#54. Have you heard of the Children of Mae?"
"The cult?" She knew of a religious group whose members went door to door, preaching the benefits of self-discipline - abstinence, celibacy or monogamy, vegetarianism - pretty much anything fun was prohibited. They had never come to Vesper's house because her father was a butcher and probably pretty low on their list of possible converts. - Author: Colleen Chen
Vegetarianism quotes by Colleen Chen
#55. 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. - Author: Harvey Diamond
Vegetarianism quotes by Harvey Diamond
#56. Well, then, Otter, of course I don't like Bundt cake. It has eggs in it. Baby chicken eggs. You don't see chickens standing outside of maternity wards waiting to get our babies to make their Bundt cake, do you? - Author: T.J. Klune
Vegetarianism quotes by T.J. Klune
#57. We should propagate the values of vegetarianism. - Author: Morarji Desai
Vegetarianism quotes by Morarji Desai
#58. Ethics has not only to do with mankind but with the animal creation as well. This is witnessed in the purpose of St. Francis of Assisi. Thus we shall arrive that ethics is reverence for all life. This is the ethic of love widened universally. It is the ethic of Jesus now recognized as a necessity of thought ... Only a universal ethic which embraces every living creature can put us in touch with the universe and the will which is there manifest ... - Author: Albert Schweitzer
Vegetarianism quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#59. Ethically they had arrived at the conclusion that man's supremacy over lower animals meant not that the former should prey upon the latter, but that the higher should protect the lower, and that there should be mutual aid between the two as between man and man. They had also brought out the truth that man eats not for enjoyment but to live. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Vegetarianism quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#60. According to Adam One, the Fall of Man was multidimensional. The ancestral primates fell out of the trees; then they fell from vegetarianism into meat-eating. Then they fell from instinct into reason, and thus into technology; from simple signals into complex grammar, and thus into humanity; from firelessness into fire, and thence into weaponry; and from seasonal mating into an incessant sexual twitching. Then they fell from a joyous life in the moment into the anxious contemplation of the vanished past and the distant future. - Author: Margaret Atwood
Vegetarianism quotes by Margaret Atwood
#61. Humans do have authority over creation - but it is a delegated authority to care for animals as God would and not to destroy them. All life still belongs to the Creator of life, as it did the in the beginning. - Author: Richard A. Young
Vegetarianism quotes by Richard A. Young
#62. You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals. - Author: Paul McCartney
Vegetarianism quotes by Paul McCartney
#63. One who kill, own life will be shortened; One who harms, will be injured even more - Author: Akkineni Nagarjuna
Vegetarianism quotes by Akkineni Nagarjuna
#64. But this practice [vegetarianism], in which youthful love of austerity finds charm, calls for attentions more complicated than those of culinary refinement itself; and it separates us too much from the common run of men in a function which is nearly always public, and in which either friendship or formality presides. - Author: Marguerite Yourcenar
Vegetarianism quotes by Marguerite Yourcenar
#65. Killing an animal to make a coat is sin. It wasn't meant to be, and we have no right to do it. A woman gains status when she refuses to see anything killed to be put on her back. Then she's truly beautiful. - Author: Doris Day
Vegetarianism quotes by Doris Day
#66. This isn't animal experimentation, where you an imagine some proportionate good at the other end of the suffering. This is what we feel like eating. Tell me something: Why is taste, the crudest of our sense, exempted from the ethical rules that govern our other sense? If you stop and think about it, it's crazy. Why doesn't a horny person has as strong a claim to raping an animal as a hungry one does to killing and eating it? - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Vegetarianism quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#67. Hell, a pig had most humans beat, smarter than small children, and we didn't eat those but maybe we should. - Author: Kelly J. Cogswell
Vegetarianism quotes by Kelly J. Cogswell
#68. Cruelty: Not only the willful causing of unnecessary suffering, but the indifference to it. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Vegetarianism quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#69. Morally it may be better to not kill any creature for their flesh, but biologically, meat was one of the greatest factors involved in the rise of the psychology of thinking humanity. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
Vegetarianism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#70. The inhabitants are numerous and happy ... Throuhout the country the people do not kill any living creature, nor drink intoxicating liquor, they do not keep pigs and fowl, and do not sell live cattle; in the markets there are no butcher shops and no dealers in intoxicating drink ... Only the Chandalas (lowest cast) are fisherman and hunters and sell flesh meat. - Author: Faxian
Vegetarianism quotes by Faxian
#71. I'm no shrinking violet. I played hockey until half my teeth were knocked down my throat. And I'm extremely competitive on a tennis court ... But that experience at the slaughterhouse overwhelmed me. When I walked out of there, I knew I would never again harm an animal! I knew all the physiological, economic, and ecological arguments supporting vegetarianism, but it was firsthand experience of man's cruelty to animals that laid the real groundwork for my commitment to vegetarianism. - Author: Peter Burwash
Vegetarianism quotes by Peter Burwash
#72. I wouldn't touch a hot dog unless you put a condom on it! You realize that the job of a hot dog is to use parts of the animal that the Chinese can't figure out how to make into a belt? -timecode 1:11:10 - Author: Bill Maher
Vegetarianism quotes by Bill Maher
#73. The Butcher's Shop

The pigs are strung in rows, open-mouthed,
dignified in martyrs' deaths. They hang
stiff as Sunday manners, their porky heads
voting Tory all their lives, their blue rosettes
discarded now. The butcher smiles a meaty smile,
white apron stained with who knows what,
fingers fat as sausages. Smug, woolly cattle
and snowy sheep prance on tiles, grazing
on eternity, cute illustrations in a children's book.
What does the sheep say now?
Tacky sawdust clogs your shoes.
Little plastic hedges divide the trays of meat, playing farms.
playing farms. All the way home
your cold and soggy paper parcel bleeds. - Author: Angela Topping
Vegetarianism quotes by Angela Topping
#74. Nothing was ever in tune. People just blindly grabbed at whatever there was: communism, health foods, zen, surfing, ballet, hypnotism, group encounters, orgies, biking, herbs, Catholicism, weight-lifting, travel, withdrawal, vegetarianism, India, painting, writing, sculpting, composing, conducting, backpacking, yoga, copulating, gambling, drinking, hanging around, frozen yogurt, Beethoven, Back, Buddha, Christ, TM, H, carrot juice, suicide, handmade suits, jet travel, New York City, and then it all evaporated and fell apart. People had to find things to do while waiting to die. I guess it was nice to have a choice. - Author: Charles Bukowski
Vegetarianism quotes by Charles Bukowski
#75. Flesh eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to moral feeling: By killing, man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity, that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel." "As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
Vegetarianism quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#76. In a vegetarian world no worry about Kosher, Halal, Mad Cow Disease. - Author: Sukhraj S. Dhillon
Vegetarianism quotes by Sukhraj S. Dhillon
#77. A vegetarian is not a person who lives on vegetables, any more than a Catholic is a person who lives on cats. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
Vegetarianism quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#78. If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth - beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals - would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals? - Author: George Bernard Shaw
Vegetarianism quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#79. Research shows that what works and is healthy for adults also works well for children, if adjusted to be age-appropriate. Children, like adults, do not suffer from a deficiency of white sugar, white flour, junk food, or processed foods. A growing child as well as an adult is hurt by junk foods and benefited by healthy foods. - Author: Gabriel Cousens M.D.
Vegetarianism quotes by Gabriel Cousens M.D.
#80. When I was nine, I had a babysitter who didn't want to hurt anything. She put it just like that when I asked her why she wasn't having chicken with my older brother and me: "I don't want to hurt anything." [ ... ] What our babysitter said made sense to me, not only because it seemed true, but because it was the extension to food of everything my parents had taught me. We don't hurt family members. We don't hurt friends or strangers. We don't even hurt upholstered furniture. My not having thought to include animals in that list didn't make them the exceptions to it. It just made me a child, ignorant of the world's workings. Until I wasn't. At which point I had to change my life. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Vegetarianism quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#81. Ethical vegetarians eat only plant-based food in order to show compassion toward animals and other humans and to benefit the planet. - Author: Sharon Gannon
Vegetarianism quotes by Sharon Gannon
#82. Given that eating animals is in absolutely no way necessary for my family - unlike some in the world, we have easy access to a wide variety of other foods - should we ear animals? - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Vegetarianism quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#83. Vegetarians, dropping meat, tend to fill up with too much starch. This leaves them no more healthy than meat-eaters, with constipation, indigestion, colds, catarrhs, coughs and chest complaints to plague them. Eating sparingly of breads, cakes, crackers, cookies, macaroni, spaghetti, anything largely starch, is a far step on the road to good health. - Author: Helen And Scott Nearing
Vegetarianism quotes by Helen And Scott Nearing
#84. Therefore, vegetarianism alone can give us the quality of com-passion, which distinguishes man from the rest of the animal world. - Author: Morarji Desai
Vegetarianism quotes by Morarji Desai
#85. In the 1980's, vegetarianism was considered to be "radical" by most people; just a handful of restaurants, stores, and food companies catered to the community. PETA was promoting GO VEGETARIAN, Vegetarian Times was the go-to magazine for recipes and lifestyle information, and veggie burgers contained eggs and cheese. I don't know why it took so long for Veganism to catch on, or why I didn't make the connection, myself, and change sooner, but I guess in some weird way I was part of a wave of consciousness. - Author: Anji Bee
Vegetarianism quotes by Anji Bee
#86. Sister Carmelita says animals don't have souls"
"Of course animals have souls, where did she get that idea?"
"She said the Pope says."
"The Pope's an old meanie. Animals have much nicer souls than we do. They never tell lies or blow anybody up."
"They eat each other."
"Well, they have to eat each other; they can't go to Dairy Queen and get a large vanilla cone with sprinkles, can they? "
"They could eat grass."
"So could we, but we don't. We eat hamburgers. - Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Vegetarianism quotes by Audrey Niffenegger
#87. Unless we have courage to recognize cruelty for what it is-whether its victim is human or animal-we cannot expect things to be much better in the world. - Author: Rachel Carson
Vegetarianism quotes by Rachel Carson
#88. Ironically, the utterly unselective omnivore
"I'm easy; I'll eat anything"
can appear more socially sensitive than the individual who tries to eat in a way that is good for society. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Vegetarianism quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#89. We can't talk about our own health without understanding our place in our environment, because in order to fulfill our potential we have to live in the context of our surroundings.
We have to know our place in the ecosystem of which we are a part, and this means living 'consciously': being aware of nature and how it affects us and how we, in turn, affect nature. - Author: Sebastian Pole
Vegetarianism quotes by Sebastian Pole
#90. I nearly always find, when I ask a vegetarian if he is a socialist, or a socialist if he is a vegetarian, that the answer is in the affirmative. - Author: Katharine Fullerton Gerould
Vegetarianism quotes by Katharine Fullerton Gerould
#91. No consciousness that we would recognize as consciousness. Not awareness, as far as we can make out, of a self with a history. What I mind is what tends to come next. They have no consciousness therefore. Therefore what? Therefore we are free to use them for our own ends Therefore we are free to kill them? Why? What is so special about the form of consciousness that we recognize that makes killing a bearer of it a crime while killing an animal goes unpunished? - Author: J.M. Coetzee
Vegetarianism quotes by J.M. Coetzee
#92. You don't win friends with salad. - Author: Homer
Vegetarianism quotes by Homer
#93. There used to be a time - it isn't so much the case now - that vegetarianism was some kind of religion, and either you belong or you don't belong. - Author: Yotam Ottolenghi
Vegetarianism quotes by Yotam Ottolenghi
#94. I advance no exaggerated or fanciful claim for Vegetarianism. It is not, as some have asserted, a "panacea" for human ills; it is something much more rational
an essential part of the modern humanitarian movement, which can make no true progress without it. Vegetarianism is the diet of the future, as flesh-food is the diet of the past. - Author: Henry Stephens Salt
Vegetarianism quotes by Henry Stephens Salt
#95. I can't think of anything better in the world to be but a vegan. - Author: Alicia Silverstone
Vegetarianism quotes by Alicia Silverstone
#96. A human body in no way resembles those that were born for ravenousness; it hath no hawk's bill, no sharp talon, no roughness of teeth, no such strength of stomach or heat of digestion, as can be sufficient to convert or alter such heavy and fleshy fare. But if you will contend that you were born to an inclination to such food as you have now a mind to eat, do you then yourself kill what you would eat. But do it yourself, without the help of a chopping-knife, mallet or axe, as wolves, bears, and lions do, who kill and eat at once. Rend an ox with thy teeth, worry a hog with thy mouth, tear a lamb or a hare in pieces, and fall on and eat it alive as they do. But if thou had rather stay until what thou eat is to become dead, and if thou art loath to force a soul out of its body, why then dost thou against nature eat an animate thing? There is nobody that is willing to eat even a lifeless and a dead thing even as it is; so they boil it, and roast it, and alter it by fire and medicines, as it were, changing and quenching the slaughtered gore with thousands of sweet sauces, that the palate being thereby deceived may admit of such uncouth fare. - Author: Plutarch
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#97. I think vegetarianism is a crucial ethical choice for an individual and a society. - Author: Bernhard Goetz
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#98. Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harrass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work against God's intent. Man, do not pride yourself on superiority to animals; they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your appearance on it, and leave the traces of your foulness after you - alas, it is true of almost every one of us! - Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
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#99. One can quite understand vegetarianism. One can quite understand meat-eating. But it is difficult to understand why a person who is a flesh-eater should object to one kind of flesh, namely cow's flesh. This is an anomaly which call for explanation. - Author: B.R. Ambedkar
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#100. My view [is] that what morality boils down to is, 'Don't harm, and do help.' And now the question is, 'Can creatures like chickens and cows be harmed?' And the answer is, 'Of course they can.' Consequently, I think it's immoral to harm them. And that seems to me to provide a very strong moral reason to be vegetarian, to not wear leather ... it seems to me that our treatment of animals is morally appalling ... and that we ought to radically revise the way we live, precisely because they feel pain, they can be hurt, and we're constantly hurting these creatures! - Author: Shelly Kagan
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#101. Animals are my friends ... and I don't eat my friends. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#102. Food serves two parallel purposes: it nourishes and it helps you remember. Eating and storytelling are inseparable - the saltwater is also tears; the honey not only tastes sweet, but makes us think of sweetness; the matzo is the bread of our affliction. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#103. You humans drink our milk and eat the eggs of the chickens and the ducks. Isn't that enough for you? Isn't it enough that we give you our children and what's meant for our children? And if not, when is it enough? All you humans do is take, take, take from the earth and its beautiful creatures, and what do you give back? Nothing. I know humans consider it a grave insult to be called an animal. Well, I would never give a human the fine distinction of being called an animal, because an animal may kill to live but an animal never lives to kill. Humans have to earn the right to be called animals again. - Author: David Duchovny
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#104. Jīvaka, I say that there are three instances in which meat should not be eaten: when it is seen, heard, or suspected [that the living being has been slaughtered for oneself]. I say that meat should not be eaten in these three instances. I say that there are three instances in which meat may be eaten: when it is not seen, not heard, and not suspected [that the living being has been slaughtered for oneself]. I say that meat may be eaten in these three instances. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#105. It may indeed be doubted whether butchers' meet is anywhere a necessary of life. Grain and other vegetables, with the help of milk, cheese, and butter, or oil where butter is not to be had, afford the most plentiful, the most wholesome, the most nourishing, and the most invigorating diet. Decency nowhere requires that any man should eat butchers' meat. - Author: Adam Smith
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#106. Man was not born a carnivorous animal, but born to live on the fruits and herbs that the earth grows. I know we must all err. I would give up milk if I could, but I cannot. I have made that experiment times without number. I could not, after a serious illness, regain my strength, unless I went back to milk. That has been the tragedy of my life. But the basis of my vegetarianism is not physical, but moral. If anybody said that I should die if I did not take beef tea or mutton, even on medical advice, I would prefer death. That is the basis of my vegetarianism. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#107. I just could not stand the idea of eating meat - I really do think that it has made me calmer ... People's general awareness is getting much better, even down to buying a pint of milk: the fact that the calves are actually killed so that the milk doesn't go to them but to us cannot really be right, and if you have seen a cow in a state of extreme distress because it cannot understand why its calf isn't by, it can make you think a lot. - Author: Kate Bush
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#108. When we eat vegetarian foods, we needn't worry about what kind of disease our food died from; this makes a joyful meal! - Author: John Harvey Kellogg
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#109. If you are low on self confidence and your life sucks, become a vegetarian. You will nag on other human beings and hate them so much for abusing animals that you would have no free time to remember how miserable your own life is! - Author: Hamidreza Bagheri
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#110. It almost seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#111. Look into their eyes and tell them "I'm sorry, you have to die, but I need to eat."
Look into their eyes, and tell them "I know there is an abundance of plant based foods I could eat, but I would still rather eat you."
Look into their eyes and tell them "I know I don't NEED to eat you, but I am going to pay someone else to murder you anyway."
Look into their eyes and tell them "I'm sorry you lived a short enslaved, abused and tortured life, but I don't care because I am selfish."
Look into their eyes and tell them "I love my cat/dog, but your life doesn't matter as much."
Go ahead, take a look into their eyes and tell them that! - Author: Jenn V Keller-Lowe
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#112. Man is the only animal that can be bored. - Author: Erich Fromm
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#113. Through knowing death we can hold a beacon of love for every moment that has just passed, for every friend who has lost a friend, for every child who has lost a parent, for every parent who has lost a child; for any suffering anywhere. - Author: Sebastian Pole
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#114. How would we fare psychologically if the walls of slaughterhouses were made of glass? - Author: Tom Regan
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#115. My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chided for my singularity, but, with this lighter repast, I made the greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension. Flesh eating is unprovoked murder. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#116. Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness. - Author: Robert Hutchison
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#117. I became a vegetarian at 15. I was always an animal lover and, as a teenager, became increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of eating meat. It was then that I started to research vegetarianism. - Author: Laura Mennell
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#118. Vegetarianism was the order of the day, while some comrades also experimented with fruitarianism. As for beverages, tea and coffee were avoided in preference to water, and alcohol was completely shunned. Besides tuberculosis, the other killer disease of the working class was chronic alcoholism. The anarchist attitude was that alcohol dulled the
senses of workers to their exploitation and was therefore another weapon in the arsenal of Capitalism; alcoholism was a sort of materialized form of the Christian-induced altitude of resignation. - Author: Richard Parry
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#119. If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian. - Author: Linda McCartney
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#120. If a person does not harm any living being ... and does not kill or cause others to kill - that person is a true spiritual practitioner - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#121. Vegetarianism is a conscious effort, a deliberate effort, to get out of the heaviness that keeps you tethered to the earth so that you can fly - so that the flight from the alone to the alone becomes possible. - Author: Rajneesh
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#122. Meat may taste good, but the guilt of eating it tastes far worse. - Author: Evan Baldonado
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#123. Meditation is both the symbol and expression of our intention to grow. Sitting still, alone with our thoughts and feelings, we can honor missed opportunities, passing desires, remembered disappointments, as well as our inner strength, personal wisdom, and ability to forgive and love. - Author: Sebastian Pole
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#124. Vegetarianism preserves live, health, peace, the ecology, creates a more equitable distribution of resources, helps to feed the hungry, encourages nonviolence for the animal and human members of the planet, and is a powerful aid for the spiritual transformation of the body, emotions, mind, and spirit. - Author: Gabriel Cousens
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#125. The lamb misused breeds public strife
And yet forgives the butcher's knife. - Author: William Blake
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#126. This for many people is what is most offensive about hunting - to some, disgusting: that it encourages, or allows, us not only to kill but to take a certain pleasure in killing. It's not as though the rest of us don't countenance the killing of tens of millions of animals every year. Yet for some reason we feel more comfortable with the mechanical killing practiced, out of view and without emotion by industrial agriculture. - Author: Michael Pollan
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#127. Flesh-eating by humans is unnecessary, irrational, anatomically unsound, unhealthy, unhygienic, uneconomic, unaesthetic, unkind and unethical. May I elaborate? - Author: Helen And Scott Nearing
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#128. To expect life to treat you good is foolish as hoping a bull won't hit you because you are a vegetarian. - Author: Roseanne Barr
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#129. Vegetables contain more nutriment than an equal amount of dead flesh. This will sound a surprising and incredible statement to many people, because they have been brought up to believe that they cannot exist unless they defile themselves with flesh, and this delusion is so widely spread that it is difficult to awaken the average man from it. - Author: Charles Webster Leadbeater
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#130. If you step back and look at the data, the optimum amount of red meat you eat should be zero. - Author: Walter Willett
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#131. I know vegetarians don't like to hear this, but God made an awful lot of land that's good for nothing but grazing. - Author: Molly Ivins
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#132. People said things to me like "They're just animals. They're here for our use." I had a visceral reaction to that phrase, maybe because I was told countless times during my growing-up years that I was "just like an animal." I had suffered much of my life because I was considered less than human. Animals were suffering because they were less than human. And it seemed to me that human didn't have much to be proud of, if they treated other living things with such blind cruelty. - Author: Elizabeth Kim
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#133. We cannot separate ourselves from those whom we call the 'lower' animals. They are lower in the scale of evolution, but they, like us, are members of the One Family. We must not take away the life of any creature. Indeed, we must never take away that which we cannot give. And as we cannot restore a dead creature to life, we have no right to take away its' life. - Author: Dada Vaswani
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#134. Speak to meat eaters the way you would speak to a wild animal: softly and without any sudden movements. - Author: Carol J. Adams
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#135. I treat vegetarianism as a phase that might any second end without warning. - Author: Amit Chaudhuri
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#136. Now there is apparently a causal link between heroin addiction and vegetarianism. - Author: Irvine Welsh
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#137. We are the living graves of murdered beasts, slaughtered to satisfy our appetites. How can we hope in this world to attain the peace we say we are so anxious for? - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#138. It is all very well for 2% of the population to live in a monastic state of meatlessness while everyone else gorges their way towards environmental meltdown or the nearest heart clinic. Vegetarianism is good for the willing minority, but not much use as a campaign tool. - Author: Tristram Stuart
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#139. The factory farm is ... an obvious moral evil so sickening and horrendous ... All this so we can have our accustomed veal or lamb or fried chicken or pork chop or hot dog. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#140. I was proud to be brown in my own way. Well, I was at school; at school I was brown about the funky stuff that came with being vegetarian, like being really arrogant about it, declaring proudly to a room full of beefeaters when Mad Cow disease initially broke that it was 'Vishnu's way of telling y'all to stop eating and start worshipping'. - Author: Nikesh Shukla
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#141. Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace. - Author: River Phoenix
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#142. It is not how we breed, keep and kill animals for human consumption that has been the impetus for vegetarianism for thousands of years. It is that we breed, keep and kill animals for human consumption. Throughout the centuries the common thread in the arguments against eating animals is the fact that since we have no nutritional requirement for the flesh or fluids of animals, killing them to simply satisfy our taste-buds or habits or customs amounts to senseless slaughter, and senseless slaughter is no small thing. - Author: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
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#143. Bill Read, an East London speaker who kept a workmen's eating house, used to bellow that vegetarianism was a capitalist plot to lower labour costs by making the working-class feed on grass. - Author: Robert Barltrop
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#144. The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion. - Author: Gautama Buddha
Vegetarianism quotes by Gautama Buddha
#145. Iscussing vaccination with a doctor is like discussing vegetarianism with a butcher ... - Author: George Bernard Shaw
Vegetarianism quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#146. I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens. - Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Vegetarianism quotes by Isaac Bashevis Singer
#147. 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. - Author: Russell Brand
Vegetarianism quotes by Russell Brand
#148. I love animals, especially with barbeque sauce. - Author: J. Richard Singleton
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#149. The plea for ethical veganism, which rejects the treatment of birds and other animals as a food source or other commodity, is sometimes mistaken as a plea for dietary purity and elitism, as if formalistic food exercises and barren piety were the point of the desire to get the slaughterhouse out of one's kitchen and one's system. Abstractions such as 'vegetarianism' and 'veganism' mask the experiential and philosophical roots of a plant-based diet. They make the realities of 'food' animal production and consumption seem abstract and trivial, mere matters of ideological preference and consequence, or of individual taste, like selecting a shirt, or hair color.

However, the decision that has led millions of people to stop eating other animals is not rooted in arid adherence to diet or dogma, but in the desire to eliminate the kinds of experiences that using animals for food confers upon beings with feelings. The philosophic vegetarian believes with Isaac Bashevis Singer that even if God or Nature sides with the killers, one is obliged to protest. The human commitment to harmony, justice, peace, and love is ironic as long as we continue to support the suffering and shame of the slaughterhouse and its satellite operations.

Vegetarians do not eat animals, but, according to the traditional use of the term, they may choose to consume dairy products and eggs, in which case they are called lacto-ovo (milk and egg) vegetarians. In reality, the distinction between me - Author: Karen Davis
Vegetarianism quotes by Karen Davis
#150. Will you dance for me? Let your breasts roam for a moment
I need to see how they dance.'
'Okay.' She danced, and as she danced, she tried to think of the most delicious salads she could imagine
with artichokes and sundried tomato and blue cheese dressing, and beets, lots of beets. - Author: Nicholson Baker
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#151. It is beyond doubt that the chief motive of Vegetarianism is the humane one. Questions of hygiene and of economy both play their part, and an important part, in a full discussion of food reform; but the feeling which underlies and animates the whole movement is the instinctive horror of butchery, especially the butchery of the more highly organized animals, so human, so near akin to man. - Author: Henry Stephens Salt
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#152. Vegetarianism is a healthier diet. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#153. For all the types of pain that can lead to suffering there is a solution. Through opening our hearts with compassion to the pain that life brings, we can truly cure our pain and avoid our suffering. Then we can walk in the valley of love and experience the vast space within our heart. - Author: Sebastian Pole
Vegetarianism quotes by Sebastian Pole
#154. The are two types of vegetarians: (1) those who have beef with chicken; and (2) those who are too chicken to have beef. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#155. Peace filled the world - until some futile brain Envied the lions' diet and gulped down A feast of flesh to fill his greedy guts. - Author: Ovid
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#156. Some people are still going to want to eat meat. We do agree though that vegetarianism is a healthier diet. - Author: Dave Stroud
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#157. In every country in the world, killing human beings is condemned. The Buddhist precept of non-killing extends even further, to include all living beings. - Author: Nhat Hanh
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#158. That the object of the Brahmins in giving up beef-eating was to snatch away from the Buddhist Bhikshus the supremacy they had acquired is evidenced by the adoption of vegetarianism by Brahmins. - Author: B.R. Ambedkar
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#159. We might treat a rabbit as a pet or become emotionally attached to a goose, but we had come from cities and supermarkets, where flesh was hygienically distanced from any resemblance to living creatures. A shrink-wrapped pork chop has a sanitized, abstract appearance that has nothing whatever to do with the warm, mucky bulk of a pig. Out here in the country there was no avoiding the direct link between death and dinner. - Author: Peter Mayle
Vegetarianism quotes by Peter Mayle
#160. When we lift our forks, we hang our hats somewhere. We set ourselves in one relationship or another to farmed animals, farm-workers, national economies, and global markets. Not making a decision
eating 'like everyone else'
is to make the easiest decision, a decision that is increasingly problematic. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Vegetarianism quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#161. Needless to say, jamming deformed, drugged, overstressed birds together in a filthy, waste-coated room is not very healthy. Beyond deformities, eye damage, blindness, bacterial infections of bones, slipped vertebrae, paralysis, internal bleeding, anemia, slipped tendons, twisted lower legs and necks, respiratory diseases, and weakened immune systems are frequent and long-standing problems on factory farms. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#162. One who, while seeking happiness, oppresses with violence other living beings who also desire happinesss, will not find happiness hereafter. - Author: Gautama Buddha
Vegetarianism quotes by Gautama Buddha
#163. But John Chapman told us he didnt eat meat cause he couldnt stand for somethin livin to be killed jest to keep him alive. - Author: Tracy Chevalier
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#164. Since I first went to India twenty some years ago, there's been a palpable change. There's now pizza everywhere, meat is much more popular than it's ever been. Vegetarianism is "that quaint thing our parents did." - Author: Neal Barnard
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#165. I remember one bobcat they had in here - now bobcats are an endangered species in this neck of the woods - they'd caught it somewhere and they must have put that cat through a dozen rounds of burn experiments before they finally determined that it was utterly useless to them. Like an empty beer can. And then you know what they did to it? Claudius was late for a lunch date so rather thanput the destroyed but still breathing animal to sleep, he picked it up by its hind legs and simply smashed its head against a wall repeatedly until it was dead. How can I forget it: I was the one told to clean up the mess. The head dented in. The eyes slowly closing. The once proud claws hanging down, stunned and lifeless, the utter senselessness of it all, and the hate, a hatred that was consummated in me which is as dangerous a hormone, or chemical, or portion of the brain, as any neutron bomb. Except that I didnt know how to explode. I was like a computer without a keyboard, a bird without wings. Roaring inside. I wanted to kill that man. To do unto others what they had done unto me. I was that bobcat, you better believe it. - Author: Michael Tobias
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#166. Vegetarianism can easily reach religious proportions. Refraining from meat on moral grounds serves to dignify feelings of guilt toward sad-eyed, furry creatures and substitutes righteousness for squeamishness. - Author: Bill Griffith
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#167. To avoid causing terror to living beings, let the disciple refrain from eating meat ... the food of the wise is that which is consumed by the sadhus [holymen]; it does not consist of meat ... There may be some foolish people in the future who will say that I permitted meat-eating and that I partook of meat myself, but ... meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit meat-eating in any form, in any manner and in any place; it is unconditionally prohibited for all. - Author: Gautama Buddha
Vegetarianism quotes by Gautama Buddha
#168. He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after his death. - Author: Gautama Buddha
Vegetarianism quotes by Gautama Buddha
#169. She grew up in the days when lamps ran on whale blubber, guitars were strung with catgut, and pig brains were a delicacy. Imposing my pampered millennial morality on the situation would be an insult to her entire generation. - Author: George Watsky
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#170. I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#171. The power brokers of factory farming know that their business model depends on consumers not being able to see (or hear about) what they do. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#172. 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. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#173. We are all God's creatures-that we pray to God for mercy and justice while we continue to eat the flesh of animals that are slaughtered on our account is not consistent. - Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
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#174. The wrongfulness, the immorality of eating animal food has been recognized by all mankind during all the conscious life of humanity. Why, then have people generally not come to acknowledge this law? The answer is that the moral progress of humanity is always slow; but that the sign of true, not casual Progress, is in uninterruptedness and its continual acceleration. And one cannot doubt that vegetarianism has been progressing in this manner - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#175. My take is that the optimal approach to food, for health and ethical reasons, may be vegetarianism. - Author: Nicholas Kristof
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#176. I think if you want to eat more meat you should kill it yourself and eat it raw so that you are not blinded by the hypocrisy of having it processed for you. - Author: Margi Clarke
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#177. I was in a sushi bar and it dawned on me - how could I discriminate between a cow and a fish? - Author: Carre Otis
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#178. You're thinking I'm one of those wise-ass California vegetarians who is going to tell you that eating a few strips of bacon is bad for your health. I'm not. I say its a free country and you should be able to kill yourself at any rate you choose, as long as your cold dead body is not blocking my driveway. - Author: Scott Adams
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#179. Vegetarianism is always the product of scarcity, of religion, or of ideology, including nutritional fads and fashions. - Author: Jeffrey Steingarten
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#180. The statement by Paul McCartney that, although he was a pacifist, he couldn't be at this time of war. Which is as daft as being a vegetarian between meals. - Author: Mark Steel
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#181. Vegetarianism is a way of life that we should all move toward for economic survival, physical well-being and spiritual integrity. - Author: Thomas Berry
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#182. A simple trick from the backyard astronomer: if you are having trouble seeing something, look slightly away from it. The most light-sensitive parts of our eyes (those we need to see dim objects) are on the edges of the region we normally use for focusing.
Eating animals has an invisible quality. Thinking about dogs, and their relationship to the animals we eat, is one way of looking askance and making something invisible visible. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#183. Vegetarianism is the cure for 99% of the world's problems. Think about it ... - Author: Casey Kasem
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#184. Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives. - Author: Albert Schweitzer
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#185. Many things made me become a vegetarian, among them the higher food yield as a solution to world hunger. - Author: John Denver
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#186. I remember looking at the fear in her eyes. How could someone be so cruel? I thought as the hens cried. When will people realize, that other animals have just as much the right as we do. - Author: Zoe Rosenberg
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#187. I have made my own choice, which is vegetarianism, but it's not the choice I'm imposing on anybody else. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#188. Anyone who suggests that there is a perfect symbiosis between the farmers' interest and the animals' is probably trying to sell you something (and it's not made of tofu) - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#189. Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless. Christmas dinner's dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey's point of view.
Sunday dinner isn't sunny. Easter feasts are just bad luck. When you see it from the viewpoint of a chicken or a duck. Oh how I once loved tuna salad Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too Till I stopped and looked at dinner From the dinner's point of view. - Author: Shel Silverstein
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#190. With SPIRITUALITY and respecting life including helpless animals, come Morality and does what's right." A human can be healthy without killing them for food. - Author: Sukhraj S. Dhillon
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#191. Once you come to terms with why you don't eat cats, dogs, monkeys, and dolphins, you will begin to understand why I don't eat cows, pigs, chickens, and lambs. - Author: Edward Sanchez
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#192. As told by Kafka's close friend Max Brod:

"Suddenly he began to speak to the fish in their illuminated tanks. 'Now at least I can look at you in peace, I don't eat you anymore.' It was the time he turned strictly vegetarian. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#193. Alas, what wickedness to swallow flesh into our own flesh, to fatten our greedy bodies by cramming in other bodies, to have one living creature fed by the death of another! - Author: Pythagoras
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#194. 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. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#195. The basis of my vegetarianism is not physical, but moral. If anybody said that I should die if I did not take beef tea or mutton, even on medical advice, I would prefer death. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Vegetarianism quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#196. The "civilized" man of today ridicules the idolatry of bygone ages, but he does not realize that he is a far worse idolater than the idolaters of the past. In former times, men set up images of various animals and adored them; today they slaughter those animals and worship their putrefied carcasses. - Author: Arshavir Ter Hovannessian
Vegetarianism quotes by Arshavir Ter Hovannessian
#197. Vegetarianism should not be anything moral or religious. It is a question of aesthetics: one's sensitivity, one's respect, one's reverence for life. - Author: Rajneesh
Vegetarianism quotes by Rajneesh
#198. As well consult a butcher on the value of vegetarianism as a doctor on the worth of vaccination. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
Vegetarianism quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#199. Fish are divided from us by surfaces and silence. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Vegetarianism quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#200. The ultimate tendency of liberalism is vegetarianism. - Author: Norman Mailer
Vegetarianism quotes by Norman Mailer

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