Quotes

“Ignorance has only prevailed so long because people do not want to know the truth.” ― Earthlings

“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.” ― Pythagoras

“Isn’t man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife – birds, kangaroos, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice, foxes, and dingoes – by the millions in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billions and eats them. This in turn kills man by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative – and fatal – health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, and once a year sends out a card praying for ‘Peace on Earth.’”  C. David Coats

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” Albert Einstein

“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

“As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” ― Albert Schweitzer

“Only spiritual consciousness—realization of God’s presence in oneself and in every other living being—can save the world. I see no chance for peace without it.” ― Paramahansa Yogananda

“We need never look for universal peace on this earth until men stop killing animals for food. The lust for blood has permeated the race thought and the destruction of life will continue to repeat its psychology, the world round, until men willingly observe the law in all phases of life, “Thou shalt not kill.” ― Charles Fillmore

“As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures, there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together.” ― Isaac Bashevis Singer

“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” ― Ancient Sanskrit Mantra