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20 Quotes about the Vegetarian

Updated on August 24, 2010

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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Vegetarian Restaurant

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

It 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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Become Vegetarian

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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I think this is Spanish for 'Be Vegetarian'
I think this is Spanish for 'Be Vegetarian'

Be Vegetarian

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 environment, and your health - K.D Lang

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Vegetarian Meals

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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Vegetarian Dishes

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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      7 years ago

      I have been a vegetarian longer than I have been a meat eater. I do not miss eating meat and feel I am healthier for it. I became a vegetarian because I love animals and feel killing them for food is wrong. Not only that, but the fact that it takes 7 pounds of grain to feed a cow. Think how many starving people that grain would feed!!!!!

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      7 years ago from Wales, UK

      Yes, that is nice proverb, must have glanced past that one! But I know some staunch meat eaters will talk about the sacrificial lamb and all that business, to justify killings animals.

      You've got a great variety of hubs, look forward to reading more.

      It's been ages since I've been to the British Museum, so reading your hub on that was also interesting.

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      7 years ago from Cardiff, Wales UK

      There is actual a bible quote in this collection which supports Vegetarianism, I just noticed now, I wrote this quite a while back!

      Yes I probably shouldn't start discussion in fan mail section :P

      I just researched again and it is disputed amongst various Buddhist schools who take different sides on the eating meat debate.

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      7 years ago from Wales, UK

      Nice hub! I became veggie nearly twenty years ago, and highly recommend this change for people. As to your final comments 'having a element of Christian belief in my family even the bible says God allows us to eat meat..but that is another issue', I have to recoil in mock horror at that - everyone knows by now that the bible can be used to justify pretty much anything, even owning slaves.

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      8 years ago

      Richie: Awesome hub, loved it! Bravo! :)

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      8 years ago from UK

      My wife is vegetarian, not through her beliefs she just does not like the taste of meet that's more for me then :-)


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