20 Quotes about the Vegetarian
I was considering different topics for a hub last night and I knew it was going to be a quotations hub because after a few bulky/deep articles that I write, I like to wind down with a simple piece of constructive writing. Vegetarianism isn't a topic that I have a lot of issues on, I like to eat meat although I am slightly fussy about what meat and usually like my steaks well done - I am not a big fan of 'dripping blood'. I like some products which Vegetarians & Vegans eat, such as tofu burgers, beansprouts, soy milk, soy yogurts, tortilla wraps & spicy bean burgers.
This was just my little introduction to why I thought I would discuss Vegetarianism. I actually have a friend at work who is one and his opinion is 'In this day and age with all the options available to us we shouldn't need to kill animals', which I thought was a little extreme, I mean humans have been eating animals to survive since the beginning of time and I would say it is only really a luxury of the upper middle class to be able to choose.
OK, so I'm going to start off with quite a powerful quote, I am reading these quotes by other people because I guess I am quite ignorant to the issues which vegetarians raise and by the end of the article I will give you my opinion if anything has changed.
I turned vegetarian after 9/11. A friend of mine came back from New York and said that he couldn't stand the smell of burnt flesh. It immediately reminded me of a barbecue. - Alyssa Milano
Nothing has 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. - Alicia Silverstone
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Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God. I could be eating a slow learner. - Lynda Montgomery
Vegetarianism is harmless enough though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness. - Robert Hutchison
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Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred - Bible Proverb
is my view that the vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical
effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the
lot of mankind. - Albert Einstein
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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
I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants. - Gandhi
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I will not eat anything that walks, runs, skips, hops or crawls. God knows that I've crawled on occasion, and I'm glad that no one ate me. - Alex Poulos
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants - A. Whitney Brown
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As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love. - Pythagorus
I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world if we are superior to it. - Mahatma Gandhi
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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 - Leonardo De Vinci
I grew up in cattle country - that's why I
became a vegetarian. Meat stinks, for the animals, the
and your health - K.D Lang
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He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men.
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals - Immanuel Kant
If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth, would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals? - George Bernard Shaw
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I feel like I got baptized in Vegan
Land today, wow! I never imagined meatless
meals could be so satisfying. - Oprah Winfrey
The raw foods diet, however, is a sophisticated
version of the way humans ate a millennium ago - a pattern of eating that
predates the discovery of fire - Unknown
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Try veganism instead - you have nothing to lose but your elevated blood cholesterol. - Andrew Tyler
All the vitamins, amino acids, protein etc. needed to get stronger can be found in abundance in plant foods. Anything that is a fruit, nut, grain or seed is vegan and there are thousands of those - Robert Cheeke
Well, that concludes my article with Vegetarian and Vegan quotes, It certainly has opened my eyes a little to some of the opinions and arguments for changing your diet. I think there are some interesting points mentioned above, however, I still feel it may not suit my lifestyle because I am constantly on the go and I barely have time to complete the things I want in my day without having to prepare complex meals with exotic ingredients. I still have the opinion that it is a bit of a luxury for people who have the time and money to participate, maybe one day I may consider this lifestyle but I don't feel so guilty because having a element of Christian belief in my family even the bible says God allows us to eat meat..but that is another issue! At least I feel less close-minded after researching this, I hope you all will too!
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