vegetarianism

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on vegetarianism

Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on vegetarianism

The average age (longevity) of a meat eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still work as hard as ever. I have lived quite long enough and am trying to die; but I simply cannot do it. A single beef-steak would finish me; but I cannot bring myself to swallow it. I am oppressed with a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Bhagavad Gita on vegetarianism

One is dearest to God who has no enemies among the living beings, who is nonviolent to all creatures.

Bhagavad Gita

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A Quote by Mohammed on vegetarianism

A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is a bad as an act of cruelty to a human being.

Mohammed

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A Quote by The XLV Dalai Lama on vegetarianism

Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs is a phenomena which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality.

The XLV Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Rev. Andrew Linzey on vegetarianism

Animals are God's creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God's sight. …Christians whose eyes are fixed on the awfulness of crucifixion are in a special position to understand the awfulness of innocent suffering. The Cross of Christ is God's absolute identification with the weak, the powerless, and the vulnerable, but most of all with unprotected, undefended, innocent suffering.

Andrew Linzey (1952 -)

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A Quote by unknown on vegetarianism

There were no Slaughterhouses in the Garden of Eden.

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on vegetarianism

One day the world will look upon research upon animals as it now looks upon research on human beings.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on vegetarianism

In all the round world there is no meat. There used to be. But now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: Utopia

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A Quote by Plutarch on vegetarianism

Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived. How could his eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb? How could his nose endure the stench? How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with the sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds?
It is certainly not lions and wolves that we eat out of self-defense; on the contrary, we ignore these and slaughter harmless,tame creatures without stings or teeth to harm us, creatures that, I swear, Nature appears to have produced for the sake of their beauty and grace...
But nothing abashed us, not the flower-like like tinting of the flesh, not the persuasiveness of the harmonious voice, not the cleanliness of their habits or the unusual intelligence that may be found in the poor wretches. No, for the sake of a little flesh we deprive them of sun, of light, of the duration of life to which they are entitled by birth and being.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Ethical Vegetarianism

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