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Vegan Historical Figures

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a veget...

Albert Schweitzer

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

Alice Walker

I find it difficult to feel responsible for the suffering of others. It's the same with animals: I feel the less ha...

Buddha (Philosopher)

One should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should one incite another to kill. Do not injure any...

George Bernard Shaw

Why should you call me to account for eating decently? If I battened on the scorched corpses of animals, you might well...

Henry David Thoreau

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating anim...

Henry Salt

As man is truly “humanised”, not by schools of cookery but by schools of thought, he will abandon the barbarous habit of...

HG Wells

The too obvious fact that a large portion of animals are carnivorous neither proves nor justifies the carnivorousness of...

Isaac Bashevis Singer

When a human kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. Man prays for mercy, but is unwillin...

Jeremy Bentham

The day may come when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withheld from...

John Wesley

Since the time I gave up the use of flesh-meats and wine, I have been delivered from all physical ills."

Leo Tolstoy

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking an...
Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men."
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings...

Nikola Tesla (inventor eg of AC Current)

It is certainly preferable to raise vegetables, and I think, therefore, that vegetarianism is a commendable departure fr...

Percy Shelley (poet)

If the use of animal food be, in consequence, subversive to the peace of human society, how unwarrantable is the injusti...

Plutarch

I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man touched his mouth to gore and brou...

Socrates

Thou should eat to live; not live to eat."

St Francis of Assisi

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men...

William Blake (Poet)

All wholesome food is caught without a net or a trap."

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