" Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends. "
" 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? "
" When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity. "
" A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses. "
" Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay. "
" While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? "
- George Bernard Shaw
" Opposers of compassion urge: ' If we should live on vegetable food, what shall we do with our cattle? What would become of them? They would grow so numerous they would be prejudicial to us - they would eat us up if we did not kill and eat them! ' But there is abundance of animals in the world whom men do not kill and eat; and yet we hear not of their injuring mankind, and sufficient room is found for their abode. Horses are not usually killed to be eaten, and yet we have not heard of any country overstocked with them. Because some [animals] have no compassion, feeling, or reason, are we to possess no compassion, feeling, or reason? "
- George Nicholson
" 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. "
- Gabriel Cousens
" We should live in harmony with Earth not conquer it .. or the animals. The other members of the National Football League say I'm in the minority .. but they are. A majority of the world is vegetarian. "
- Glenn Scolnick
" The closer you can live to being a vegetarian the better. "
- Gary Player
" All beings tremble before violence. All fear death, all love life. See yourself in others then, whom can you hurt? What harm can you do? "
- Gautama Buddha