" May all that have life be delivered from suffering. "
" The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion. "
" If a man can control his body and mind and thereby refrains from eating animal flesh and wearing animal products, I say he will really be liberated. "
" One is not a great one because one defeats or harms other living beings. One is so called because one refrains from defeating or harming other living beings. "
" To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana. "
" When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble. "
" Flesh eating is unprovoked murder. "
" My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chided for my singularity, but, with this lighter repast, I made the greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension. "
- Benjamin Franklin
God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground -- everything that has the breath of life in it -- I give every green plant for food."
" The person who kills for fun is announcing that, could he get away with it, he'd kill you for fun. Your life may be of no consequence to anyone else but is invaluable to you because it's the only one you've got. Exactly the same is true of each individual deer, hare, rabbit, fox, fish, pheasant and butterfly. Humans should enjoy their own lives, not taking others'. "
- Brigid Brophy
" One is dearest to God who has no enemies among the living beings, who is nonviolent to all creatures. "
" Avoiding harm to all creatures... this is true knowledge. All else is ignorance. "
" Sattva food increases the duration of life, purifies one’s existence and gives strength, health, happiness and satisfaction… Such foods are wholesome and pleasing to the heart. "
" Nonviolence and mercy to all life forms are the goals of godly persons who are endowed with My nature. "
- Bhagavad Gita
" Meat has nitrosamines (carcinogenic) (formed by sodium nitrate food agents interating with animal amino acids in the stomach). "
- Bill Hall
" Children who grow up getting nutrition from plant foods rather than meats have a tremendous health advantage. They are less likely to develop weight problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer. "
- Dr. Benjamin Spock