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Vegans through the Ages !

New! -> If we pursue our habit of eating animals, and if our neighbor follows a similar path, will we not have need to go to war against our neighbor to secure greater pasturage, because ours will not be enough to sustain us, and our neighbor will have a similar need to wage war on us for the same reason? – Socrates – born.470 BC

 

New! ->  My refusing to eat meat occasioned inconveniency, and I have been frequently chided for my singularity. But my light repast allows for greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension. — Benjamin Franklin. born 1706

 

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 – born.570 BC

It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests. – Buddha – born. ~500 BC

Thou should eat to live; not live to eat. – Socrates – born.470 BC

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 – born.46

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 – born.1452

Refrain at all times from such foods as cannot be procured without violence and oppression. — Thomas Tryon – born.1634

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them. — Jeremy Bentham – born.1748

There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery. — Charles Darwin – born.1809

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 – born.1828

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 – born.1847

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity. — George Bernard Shaw – born.1856

We have enslaved the rest of animal creation and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. — William Ralph Inge – born.1860

Violence begins with the fork. — Mohandas Gandhi – born.1869

I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man. — Mohandas Gandhi – born.1869

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 – born. 1879

Poor animals, how jealously they guard their bodies, for to us is merely an evening’s meal, but to them is life itself. — T. Casey Brennan – born. 1948

Don’t wait for a better world. Start now to create a world of harmony and peace. It is up to you, and it always has been. You may even find the solution at the end of your fork. — Sharon Gannon – born.1951

There is something about veganism that is not easy, but the difficulty is not inherent in veganism, but in our culture. — Will Tuttle – born.1953

Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable. — Gary L. Francione – born.1954

Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species. — Chris Hedges – born.1956

We all love animals. Why do we call some ‘pets’ and others ‘dinner? — K.D. Lang – born.1961

The vegan lifestyle is a compassionate way to live that supports life, supports fairness and equality, and promotes freedom. — Robert Cheeke – born.1980