49 Quotes About Going Vegan That’ll Inspire You to Change Your Lifestyle

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Quotes About Going Vegan That Will Change Your Life

Many vegans will tell you that going vegan is not a diet, but a lifestyle. These quotes about living a vegan lifestyle might be just what you needed to change your direction. No one said it would be easy, in fact, implementing such a big change may be difficult at first.

Don't worry, with these inspiring words on going vegan nearby, you'll find the transition much easier. We've gathered quotes from philosophers, entertainers, scientists, politicians - you name it! Many famous historical figures have adopted or publicly supported a vegan lifestyle.

You'll be totally mind blown by the strength you'll feel while reading these quotes. If you've been thinking about going vegan, this might be the push you've been hoping for. And even if you've never considered changing your habits, these powerful quotes might give you some inspiration.

  • "I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." - Mahatma Gandhi

  • "The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor, 'Can they talk?' but rather, 'Can they suffer?" - Jeremy Bentham

  • "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France

  • "I don’t see why someone should lose their life just so you can have a snack." - Russell Brand

  • "To get mud off your hands, use soap and water. To get blood off your hands, go vegan." - John Sakars

  • "For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love." - Pythagoras

  • "Why are vegans made fun of while the inhumane factory farming process regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited for profit?" - Ellen Page

  • "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

  • "It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal." - Joaquin Phoenix

  • "Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." - Arthur Schopenhauer

  • "I can’t think of anything better in the world to be but a vegan." - Alicia Silverstone

  • "I’ve always just loved animals and you just start making the connection between what you’re eating and what happens to these poor animals and once you start making those connections and realizing the truth behind what you’re eating, it just, there wasn’t any other option for me." - Tony Kanal

  • "Everyone has to find what is right for them, and it is different for everyone. Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day. That is why all religions have rules about eating. Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to or kill other living beings. That is why I eat the way I do." - Natalie Portman

  • "I don’t normally get into this, but I’m a vegan. And I try not to, well, I don’t want to torture anything. I guess it’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. … While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here." - Jessica Chastain

  • "You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car." - Harvey Diamond

  • "I'm an animal rights activist because I believe we won't have a planet if we continue to behave toward other species the way we do." - James Cromwell

  • "People don't think about how each of these animals that we call dinner have the same kinds of personalities as our dogs and cats." - Emily Deschanel

  • "I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized." - Henry David Thoreau

  • "We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planet - for the sake of hamburgers." - Peter Singer

  • "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian." - Linda McCartney

  • "Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them whenever they require it." - Francis of Assisi

  • "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

  • "May all that have life be delivered from suffering." - Buddha

  • "It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked." - Haile Selassie

  • "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin

  • "One farmer says to me, ‘You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with;’ and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle." - Henry David Thoreau

  • "If you really care about animals, then stop trying to figure out how to exploit them ‘compassionately’. Just stop exploiting them." - Gary Francione

  • "If a kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again." - James Cromwell

  • "The horse and the cow, the rabbit and the cat, the deer and the hare, the pheasant and the lark, please us better as friends than as meat." - Elisée Reclus

  • "The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites, or women for men." - Alice Walker

  • "The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different." - Hippocrates

  • "It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions." - Mark Twain

  • "You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy." - Plutarch

  • "We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience." - Gary Francione

  • "When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that’s why I can’t eat it. Simple as that." - Paul McCartney

  • "The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man." - Charles Darwin

  • "I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being." - Abraham Lincoln

  • "Of all the creatures, man is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he's the one that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot." - Mark Twain

  • "No animals needs to die in order for me to live. And that makes me feel good." - Howard Lyman

  • "My body will not be a tomb for other creatures." - Leonardo Da Vinci

  • "The thinking person must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another." - Albert Schweitzer

  • "Deliberate cruelty to our defenceless and beautiful little cousins is surely one of the meanest and most detestable vices of which a human being can be guilty." - William Ralph Inge

  • "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

  • "Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage." - Sri Aurobindo

  • "We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature." - Rachel Carson

  • "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

  • "I’m a vegan. I respect the environment and I do my best to spread the importance of such an issue." - Jared Leto

"The problem is that humans have victimized animals to such a degree that they are not even considered victims. They are not even considered at all. They are nothing; they don’t count; they don’t matter. They are commodities like TV sets and cell phones. We have actually turned animals into inanimate objects - sandwiches and shoes." Gary Yourofsky

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