Quotes

Our Top 50 Quotes

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. We need not wait to see what others do”
Mahatma Gandhi – (which was later adapted to – “Be the change you wish to see in the world”)
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal”
Martin Luther King
“Peace is the only battle worth waging”
Albert Camus
“We should consume in such a way that helps to reduce the suffering of all living beings and keeps our compassion alive”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“It’s not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat”
Theodore Roosevelt
“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws”
Martin Luther King
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Mahatma Gandhi
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace”
Albert Schweitzer
“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act, and in that action are the seeds of new knowledge”
Albert Einstein
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know”
Pema Chodron
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love”
Mother Theresa
“You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in”
Eliezer Yudkowsky
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls”
Aesop
“For 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”
Pythagoras
“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people”
Socrates
“One should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should one incite another to kill. Do not injure any being, either strong or weak, in the world”
Buddha
“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“Every morsel of meat we eat is slapping the tear-stained face of a starving child”
Philip Wollen
“At the moment our human world is based on the suffering and destruction of millions of non-humans. To perceive this and to do something to change it in personal and public ways is to undergo a change of perception akin to a religious conversion. Nothing can ever be seen in quite the same way again because once you have admitted the terror and pain of other species you will, unless you resist conversion, be always aware of the endless permutations of suffering that support our society”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
“The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.”
Hippocrates
“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal”
Joaquin Phoenix
“Only when we have become non-violent towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves”
Cesar Chavez
“I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man”
Mahatma Gandhi
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that”
Martin Luther King
“May all that have life be delivered from suffering”
Buddha
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing”
Albert Einstein
“None but ourselves can free our minds”
Bob Marley
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages”
Thomas Edison
“People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite”
Nelson Mandela
“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral”
Leo Tolstoy
“Striving for social justice is the most valuable thing to do in life”
Albert Einstein
“There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery”
Charles Darwin
“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men”
Leonardo Da Vinci
“Animals are here with us, not for us”
Anonymous
“May all beings be peaceful. May all beings be happy. May all beings be well. May all beings be safe. May all beings be free from suffering.”
Meta Bhavana – Loving Kindness Meditation
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect”
Mark Twain
“To get mud off your hands, use soap and water. To get blood off your hands, go vegan”
John Sakars
“If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others, why wouldn’t we”?
Pam Ahern
“We are all connected; To each other, biologically; To the earth, chemically; To the rest of the universe atomically”
Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly”
Martin Luther King
“When people ask me why I don’t eat meat or any other animal products, I say, ‘Because they are unhealthy and they are the product of a violent and inhumane industry”
Cassey Afleck
“If you can be anything, be kind”
Anonymous
“Vegan food is soul food in its truest form. Soul food means to feed the soul. And to me, your soul is your intent. If your intent is pure, you are pure”
Erykah Badu
“Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character it becomes your destiny”
Lao Tzu
“Animals are not products. Life doesn’t have a price”
Anonymous
“Suffering is suffering. It is always ugly. It is always unwelcome. It always needs to be stopped. There are no exceptions. A person with the capacity but not the inclination to cease suffering is morally incomplete”
Mirko Bagaric
“Your silence will not protect you”
Audre Lorde
“Only when we have become non-violent towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves”
Cesar Chavez
“I have a tough stomach, and I’ve put myself through a lot, but when I first found out what happens to animals on modern factory farms and in today’s slaughterhouses, I wanted to throw up — I literally couldn’t believe it”
Steve-O
“Please don’t refuse with your eyes what the animals endure with their bodies”
Shaun Monson
“Non-consensual execution can never be humanely executed”
Mango Wodzak
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