Pro Vegan Quotes

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Pro Vegan Quotes

Postby simtravel » Feb 7, 2007 1:10 pm

Hey everyone!
Let's post pro vegan quotes here, one post one quote.
Here i go:

Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.
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Leonardo da Vinci (Renaissance painter, architect, engineer, mathematician and philosopher, 1452 - 1519)

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Postby oilin924 » Feb 7, 2007 1:12 pm

Great idea! :D

It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion, and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.

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Percy Bysshe Shelley (Romantic poet, 1792 -1827)

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Postby Fermont553 » Feb 7, 2007 1:18 pm

How can you eat anything with eyes?
Will Kellogg (American cereal pioneer, 1860 - 1951)

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Postby jomanda » Feb 7, 2007 1:22 pm

We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear.

Robert Louis Stevenson (novelist and poet, 1850 - 1894)

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Postby jenisv » Feb 7, 2007 1:56 pm

The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?
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Jeremy Bentham (philosopher, 1748 -1832)

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Postby Sasagua » Feb 7, 2007 1:58 pm

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 (author of Walden and Civil Disobedience, 1817 - 1862)

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Postby onyxch » Feb 7, 2007 2:45 pm

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

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George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize-winning playwright, 1856 - 1950)

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Postby Roombor » Feb 8, 2007 9:17 pm

Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

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Albert Schweitzer (Nobel Prize-winning physician, missionary and statesman, 1875 - 1965)

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Postby lunarflowermaiden » Feb 9, 2007 6:38 am

"As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. 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."--
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Pythagoras (mathematician)

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Postby Azzaro Bork » Feb 9, 2007 3:17 pm

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 (Nobel Prize-winning novelist, 1904 - 1991)

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Postby plantino » Feb 9, 2007 3:21 pm

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.


Paul McCartney

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Postby Carolina Thunderbird » Feb 10, 2007 10:26 pm

My perspective of veganism was most affected by learning that the veal calf is a by-product of dairying, and that in essence there is a slice of veal in every glass of what I had thought was an innocuous white liquid milk.


Rynn Berry (author of Food for the Gods: Vegetarianism & the World's Religions)

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Postby andergam » Feb 10, 2007 11:32 pm

We all love animals. Why do we call some "pets" and others "dinner?"


k.d. lang (musician)

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Postby gregorton » Feb 11, 2007 8:22 pm

Some people are still going to want to eat meat. We do agree though that vegetarianism is a healthier diet.


David Stroud (of the American Meat Institute)

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Postby Guroon » Feb 12, 2007 1:34 pm

The human body has no more need for cows' milk than it does for dogs' milk, horses' milk, or giraffes' milk.

Michael Klaper, M.D. (author of Vegan Nutrition: Pure & Simple)

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Postby AndyBa » Feb 12, 2007 1:35 pm

Lol! Did you take it from my sig? :lol:

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Postby bratt2z » Feb 15, 2007 8:50 pm

Being vegan helped me realize I can say and do what I believe is right. That's powerful. Nothing's changed my life more. I feel better about myself as a person, being conscious and responsible for my actions and I lost weight and my skin cleared up and I got bright eyes and I just became stronger and healthier and happier. Can't think of anything better in the world to be but be vegan.
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Alicia Silverstone (actress)

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Postby villi007 » Feb 15, 2007 9:03 pm

To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body.
Mahatma Gandhi (Indian social and spiritual leader, 1869 - 1948)

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Postby simtravel » Feb 15, 2007 9:29 pm

When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard.


River Phoenix (actor, 1970 - 1993)

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Postby oilin924 » Feb 16, 2007 2:51 pm

If you don't want to be beaten, imprisoned, mutilated, killed or tortured then you shouldn't condone such behavior towards anyone, be they human or not.
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Postby Fermont553 » Feb 17, 2007 1:33 am

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.


Kate Bush (musician)

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Postby jomanda » Feb 20, 2007 9:55 pm

Albert Einstein

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the 'Universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.

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Postby jenisv » Feb 23, 2007 10:49 pm

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 (trailblazing physicist, 1879 -1955)

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Postby Sasagua » Feb 28, 2007 3:48 am

Ben Franklin

When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others. Why then should man expect mercy from God? It is unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give.

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Postby onyxch » Mar 3, 2007 9:01 pm

Isaac B. Singer

A dead cow or sheep lying in the pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of carcass dressed and hung up in a butchers stall passes as food.

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Postby Roombor » Mar 6, 2007 8:54 pm

I think and speak clearer since I cut the dairy out. I can breathe better and perform at a better rate, and my voice is clearer. I can explore different things with my voice that I couldn't do because of my meat and dairy ingestion. I am proud and blessed to be a vegetarian, everything became clear.


Common (hip-hop musician)

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Postby Azzaro Bork » Mar 6, 2007 8:56 pm

What about pro activism quotes?

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish than sensible.

Bertrand Russell, in "Marriage and Morals", 1929

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Postby plantino » Mar 17, 2007 4:04 pm

In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

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Postby Carolina Thunderbird » Apr 3, 2007 3:00 pm

To forgive and accept injustice is cowardice.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

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Postby andergam » Apr 13, 2007 4:05 pm

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

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Postby gregorton » May 1, 2007 7:58 am

The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of "real food for real people" you'd better live real close to a real good hospital.

Neal Barnard, M.D. (author of Breaking the Food Seduction)

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Postby Guroon » May 24, 2007 8:35 pm

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.

Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate

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Postby bratt2z » Jun 10, 2007 8:29 pm

We don't need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.

James Cromwell (actor)

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Postby villi007 » Dec 10, 2007 10:46 pm

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950)

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Postby simtravel » Dec 10, 2007 10:54 pm

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Re: Pro Vegan Quotes

Postby expialidocious » Apr 21, 2018 8:18 am

Non-violence and kindness to living beings is kindness to oneself. ~ Mahavira

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Re: Pro Vegan Quotes

Postby expialidocious » Apr 21, 2018 9:33 am

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It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes. Plant-based diets are more environmentally sustainable than diets rich in animal products because they use fewer natural resources and are associated with much less environmental damage. Vegetarians and vegans are at reduced risk of certain health conditions, including ischemic heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain types of cancer, and obesity. Low intake of saturated fat and high intakes of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, soy products, nuts, and seeds (all rich in fiber and phytochemicals) are characteristics of vegetarian and vegan diets that produce lower total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and better serum glucose control. These factors contribute to reduction of chronic disease. Vegans need reliable sources of vitamin B-12, such as fortified foods or supplements. ~ abstract


 


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