A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on vegetarianism

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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on vegetarianism

If man is not to stifle his human feelings, he must practice kindness towards animals, for 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 (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on vegetarianism

Animals are my friends-and I don't eat my friends.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on vegetarianism

It is the fate of every truth to be an object of ridicule when it is first acclaimed. It was once considered foolish to suppose that black men were really human beings and ought to be treated as such. What was once foolish has now become a recognized truth. Today it is considered as exaggeration to proclaim constant respect for every form of life as being the serious demand of a rational ethic. But the time is coming when people will be amazed that the human race existed so long before it recognized that thoughtless injury to life is incompatible with real ethics. Ethics is in its unqualified form extended responsibility to everything that has life.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on vegan, love, ecology, vegetarianism, eating, and murder

Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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