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Veggie Quotes

  • 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 - Physicist, 1921 Nobel Prize recipient

  • It is my view that a vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind. Albert Einstein - Physicist, 1921 Nobel Prize recipient

  • There slowly grew up in me an unshakable conviction that we have no right to inflict suffering and death on another living creature, unless there is some unavoidable necessity for it. Albert Schweitzer, M.D. - Alsatian philosopher and medical missionary, 1952 Nobel prize recipient, (1875-1965)

  • My refusing to eat meat occasioned inconveniency, and I have been frequently chided for my singularity. But my light repast allows for greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension. Benjamin Franklin - American statesman, inventor, (1706-1790)

  • When I was 88 years old, I gave up meat entirely and switched to a plant foods diet following a slight stroke. During the following months, I not only lost 50 pounds, but gained strength in my legs and picked up stamina. Now, at age 93, I'm on the same plant-based diet, and I still don't eat any meat or dairy products. I either swim, walk, or paddle a canoe daily and I feel the best I've felt since my heart problems began. Benjamin Spock, M.D. - The famous Dr. Spock pediatrician and author, (1903-1998)

  • If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food. Count Leo Tolstoy - Russian novelist & philosopher, (1829-1910)

  • My situation is a solemn one: life is offered to me on the 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 scarves in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures. It will be, without the exception of Noah's Ark, the most remarkable thing of its kind ever seen. George Bernard Shaw - Anglo-Irish author and playwright, 1925 Nobel Prize Recipient, (1856-1950):

  • The average age (longevity) of a meat-eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still at work as hard as ever. I have lived quite long enough and am trying to die, but I simply cannot do it. A single beefsteak 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. George Bernard Shaw - Anglo-Irish author and playwright, 1925 Nobel Prize Recipient, (1856-1950)

  • Whatever my own practice may be, 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 the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized. Henry David Thoreau - American author, naturalist (1812-1862)

  • Every man who has ever been earnest to preserve his higher or poetic faculties in the best condition has been particularly inclined to abstain from animal food. Henry David Thoreau - American author, naturalist (1812-1862)

  • He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. Immanuel Kant

  • If there would come a voice from God saying, 'I'm against vegetarianism!' I would say, 'Well, I am for it!' This is how strongly I feel in this regard. Isaac Bashevis - Singer, Yiddish Laureate of literature, 1978 Nobel Prize recipient, (1904-1991)


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