Oct 18, 2019
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Best Top 100 Inspirational Vegan Quotes Wishes

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Behind every beautiful fur coat, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story. -Mary Tyler Moore

Nobody really needs a mink coat… Except the mink. -Glenda Jackson

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 personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings. And I just couldn’t disconnect myself from it any longer. -Ellen DeGeneres

As someone who loves animals, when I hear about a process that involves animal cruelty, I no longer want to be associated with it. Aside from the animal cruelty aspect of the meat/dairy industries, there are many health benefits associated with turning vegan, much to many people’s surprise. -Lucy Watson

I’m a really big lover of animals, and, at the risk of sounding like a total hippie, I do feel more connected to the world at large and to animals. -Mickey Madden

I’ve been vegan since I got out of the hospital… It’s another eye opener. It changed my life in a number of ways. -Travis Barker

When humans act with cruelty we characterize them as animals”, yet the only animal that displays cruelty is humanity. -Anthony Douglas Williams

It’s not a diet. It’s not a phase. It’s a permanent lifestyle. -Anonymous

Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think a great deal more than we know. -Irene M. Pepperberg

If you think that being vegan is difficult, imagine being a factory farmed animal. -Davegan Raza

Animals on factory farms all face pain and fear, just like the animals we share our homes with, yet are repeatedly abused in shocking ways. -Peter Dinklage

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

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. -Albert Einstein

Please don’t refuse with your eyes what the animals endure with their bodies. -Shaun Monson

Only when we have become non-violent towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves, -Cesar Chavez

To face animal suffering is to face our responsibility in their suffering. -JoAnne McArthur

I love animals more than I love most people. Not kidding. -Ariana Grande

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

The most ethical diet just so happens to be the most environmentally sound diet and just so happens to be the healthiest. -Dr. Michael Greger

I just didn’t want to be fat. I got tired of breathing hard. I got tired of my joints hurting. I just got tired of being lied to. -Waka Flocka Flame

Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without. -Rue McClanahan

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

Whether you understand they evolved over billions of years or believe that a God made them all one afternoon, please be kind to animals. -Ricky Gervais

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

It’s never really been that hard for me. I’ve never had any desire to eat meat. In fact, when I was a kid I would have a really difficult time eating meat at all. -Tobey Maguire

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. -Jane Goodall

Animals are here with us, not for us. -Anonymous

When I became vegan I stopped training for myself and started training with a purpose greater than my own. Veganism for me is about mindfulness. I do this to liberate animals. -Tim Shieff

How would you feel, if the day that you were born, somebody else had already planned the day of your execution? -Gary Yourofsky

I’ve always abhorred violence and am highly sensitised to it. I do not think it benefits society or indeed any individual to become tolerant of violence… I feel if I can accept the abuse of these innocent, sentient creatures and my role in it then I could easily become apathetic about…well, everything, and that is a scary thought. -Evanna Lynch

No other animal on Earth has portrayed such a disregard for life than mankind. -Anthony Douglas Williams

No human influenced me to become vegan. The screaming, terrified, enslaved animals were the only influence needed. -Gary Yourofsky

It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind. -Albert Einstein

Eat your medicine. -Anonymous

Animal cruelty is one of the most unfortunate and barbaric demonstrations of human beings manipulating ill conceived notions of ‘power’ over other species. -Ian Somerhalder

We don’t need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could. – James Cromwell



Stop filtering your nutrients through somebody else’s body. -Gary Yourofsky

Eating meat is the most disgusting thing I can think of. It’s like biting into your grandmother. -Morrisey

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. -Élisée Reclus

A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses. -George Bernard Shaw

The heart of vegetarians is healed sooner than those of flesh-eaters. -Virchand Gandhi

We are all animals of this planet. We are all creatures. And nonhuman animals experience pain sensations just like we do. They too are strong, intelligent, industrious, mobile, and evolutional. They too are capable of growth and adaptation. Like us, firsthand foremost, they are earthlings. And like us, they are surviving. Like us they also seek their own comfort rather than discomfort. And like us they express degrees of emotion. In short like us, they are alive. -Joaquin Phoenix

The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all auto-mobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of real food for real people you’d better live real close to a real good hospital. -Neal D. Barnard

Who are we to say dogs and cats have more rights than cows and pigs. They’re all conscious. They feel the same. They hurt the same. God help us understand! -Izey Victoria Odiase

I didn’t change, I just woke up. -Anonymous

We choose to eat meat and have therefore built slaughter houses for the animals and hospitals for us.”-Akbarali Jetha

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

If you think eating meat is just a personal choice, you are forgetting someone. -Anonymous

The health reasons are staggering! Do it also to take yourself out of the cycle of killing and abuse to living things. Show some compassion, and act on it. -Ed Templeton

Everything in food works together to create health or disease. The more we think that a single chemical characterizes a whole food, the more we stray into idiocy. -T. Colin Campbell

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

No member of the animal kingdom ever did a thing to me. It’s why I don’t eat red meat or white fish. Don’t give me no blue cheese. We’re all members of the animal kingdom. Leave your brothers and sisters in the sea. -Prince

Always let your conscience be your guide. -Jiminy Cricket

The Gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies; they are the trees and the plants and the seeds. -Plato

There are two kinds of cardiologists: vegans and those who haven’t read the data. -Dr. Kim Allan Williams

Medicine is not healthcare, food is healthcare. Medicine is sick care. Let’s all get that straight for a change. -Karen Pendergrass

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

As I improved my diet, I started to learn to love my self, probably for the first time ever. -Frank Ferrante

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

The future depends on what we do in the present. -Gandhi

I choose not to make a graveyard of my body with the rotting corpses of dead animals. – George Bernard Shaw

Being vegan just gives you such great karma. -Alicia Silverstone

Veganism is not a sacrifice. It is a joy. -Gary L. Francione



Farm animals are far more aware and intelligent than we ever imagined and, despite having been bred as domestic slaves, they are individual beings in their own right. As such, they deserve our respect. And our help. Who will plead for them if we are silent? -Jane Goodall

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

Killing and eating animals is a betrayal of our own core humanity…killing an innocent goes against our nature. -Evanna Lynch

Becoming vegan has given me a greater purpose, something bigger than myself to fight for, and fight I will. -David Carter

Be the voice of those who can’t say …..’stop.’ Who can’t say ‘that hurts.’ Who can’t say ‘I’m so afraid to die.’ Be the voice of the animals! -Miley Cyrus

Every time sitting at a dining table, we make a choice. Please choose vegetarianism. Do it for the animals. Do it for the environment and for the sake of your own health. -Alec Baldwin

Nothing hurts a good soul and a kind heart more than to live amongst people who can’t understand it. -Ali Ibn Abi Taalib

After all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals, I couldn’t continue to eat meat. -Liam Hemsworth

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 am grateful to realize that my desires do not entitle me to add to another’s suffering. -Zoe Weil

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

What we must do is start viewing every cow, pig, chicken, monkey, rabbit, mouse, and pigeon as our family members. -Gary Yourofsky

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

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

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, we’d all be vegetarian. -Paul McCartney

Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food. -Hippocrates

I’m a vegan. 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 of the world. -Jessica Chastain

Life is too short to make others shorter. -Anonymous

There are viable (and usually better) alternatives to the use of animals for food, sport, clothing, & experimentation. I beg you to discontinue any actions that might cause or condone animal torture, abuse, or destruction. -Moby

People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass. -Pino Caruso

Start with your heart, and only good can follow! -Anonymous

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

All life deserves respect, dignity, and compassion. All life. -Anonymous

People are the only animals that drink the milk of the mother of another species. All other animals stop drinking milk altogether after weaning. It is unnatural for a dog to nurse from a mother giraffe; it is just as unnatural for a human being to drink the milk of a cow. -Michael Klaper

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

All animals should live happily and safely. -Ariana Grande

Intellectually, human beings and animals may be different, but it’s pretty obvious that animals have a rich emotional life and that they feel joy and pain. It’s easy to forget the connection between a hamburger and the cow it came from. But I forced myself to acknowledge the fact that every time I ate a hamburger, a cow had ceased to breathe. -Moby

Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than our ethics. -Peter Singer

Consider that animals, like us, have one life. It is their life, their only life, and as important to them as our own life is to us. -Jill Robinson

Being a vegan just helps me build up my self-esteem. I feel good about it every time I eat a meal. -Steve-O

Cows scream louder than carrots. -Alan Watts

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



World Peace begins in the kitchen. -Anonymous

I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

Vegan is not about being perfect. It is about doing the least harm and the most good. -Anonymous

Eat food. Not too much. Only plants. -Michael Pollan

A healthy outside starts from the inside. -Robert Urich

Animals are not products. Life doesn’t have a price. -Anonymous

Animals are not ingredients. -Barbara Thompson

By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet. -Thích Nhất Hạnh

Protecting the weak is the first step to enlightenment and being truly civilized. -Gary Yourofsky

I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept. -Anonymous

If you can be anything, be kind. -Anonymous

If you could see or feel the suffering, you wouldn’t think twice. Give back life. Don’t eat meat. -Kim Basinger

Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul. -Pythagoras

Earth was created for all of us, not some of us. -Anthony Douglas Williams

Every time you have a glass of cow milk, some calf is not. -Gary Yourofsky

It’s not about loving animals. It’s about fighting injustice. My whole goal is for humans to have as little contact as possible with animals. -Gary Yourofsky

Animals are my friends. And I don’t eat my friends. -George Bernard Shaw

I got into being vegan because I was simply looking to benefit from being more compassionate. I have since come to learn that it is an animal-based diet that is responsible for the overwhelming majority of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, and all kinds of other problems. -Steve-O

You know what’s more insane than slaughterhouses? Meat eaters. Walking around, acting like their lifestyle isn’t causing any harm. -Gary Yourofsky

If you can’t stand watching it be produced, you shouldn’t be eating it. -Anonymous

Animals are near and dear to my heart, and I’ve devoted my life to trying to improve their lives. -Betty White

The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -Gandhi

It almost seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore. -Einstein. Albert

We know we cannot be kind to animals until we stop exploiting them — exploiting animals in the name of science, exploiting animals in the name of sport, exploiting animals in the name of fashion, and yes, exploiting animals in the name of food. -César Chávez

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

If it’s not good enough for your eyes, why is it good enough for your stomach? -Gary Yourofsky

It is not your right—based on YOUR traditions, YOUR customs and YOUR habits—to deny animals THEIR freedom so you can harm them, enslave them and kill them. Thats not what rights are about. Thats injustice. There is no counter-argument to veganism. Accept it. Apologize for the way you’ve been living. Make amends and move forward. -Gary Yourofsky

I always say that eating a plant based diet is the secret weapon of enhanced athletic performance. -Rich Roll

The average age of a meat-eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still at 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

People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards but deep down, they wish they had the courage to do the same. -Anonymous

The concept that you are not ingesting rotting flesh sort of sums it up for me. -Bryan Adams

I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man -Ghandi

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

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

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

Fur coats are worn by beautiful animals and ugly people. -Anonymous

Every kilogram of beef requires 100,000 liters of water to produce. By comparison, a kilogram of wheat requires just 900 liters, and a kilogram of potatoes just 500 liters. -T. Colin Campbell



It’s pretty amazing to wake up every morning, knowing that every decision I make is to cause as little harm as possible. It’s a pretty fantastic way to live. -Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

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

If you enjoy seeing an animal terrified or in pain, then you are a cunt. -Ricky Gervais

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

When you feel the suffering of every living thing in your own heart, that is consciousness. -Bhagavad Gita

No animal needs to die in order for me to live. And that makes me feel good. -Howard Lynan

I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet. -Carl Lewis

What you eat every day is a far more powerful determinant of your health than your DNA or most of the nasty chemicals lurking in your environment. -T. Colin Campbell

You either approve of violence or you don’t, and nothing on earth is more violent or extreme than the meat industry. -Morrisey

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

It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are. Roy E. Disney

Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’? -Moby

I hope someday everyone will care about all animals, not just the ‘cute and cuddly’ ones. -Joanne McArthur

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. -Mark Twain

This may surprise you, because it surprised me when I found out, but the single biggest thing an individual can do to combat climate change is to stop eating animals. -James Cameron

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

I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person. -Ariana Grande

Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it’s not acceptable. -Jodi Foster

Every living creature has the right to live ethically. -Dirk Verbeuren

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

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



Look into their eyes and tell them I’m sorry, you have to die, but I need to eat”. Look into their eyes, and tell them I know there is an abundance of plant based foods I could eat, but I would still rather eat you”. Look into their eyes and tell them I know I don’t NEED to eat you, but I am going to pay someone else to murder you anyway Look into their eyes and tell them I’m sorry you lived a short enslaved, abused and tortured life, but I don’t care because I am selfish Look into their eyes and tell them I love my cat/dog, but your life doesn’t matter as much Go ahead, take a look into their eyes and tell them that! ―Jenn V Keller-Lowe

If intelligence and capability are not criteria for the possession of rights, why would animals -who have the capacity to feel fear and pain- be excluded from our moral consideration? -Jack Norris

Compassion is the best side effect of being vegan. -Anonymous

Basically we should stop doing those things that are destructive to the environment, other creatures, and ourselves and figure out new ways of existing. -Moby

The future is not something we enter, the future is something we create. -Anonymous

Animal protection isn’t a radical idea. It follows the simple principle that if animals feel pain, joy and fear, they should be protected from suffering. -Anonymous

You can’t do anything violent humanely. -James Wildman

Animals don’t have a voice, but I do. A loud one. A big fucking mouth. My voice is for them. And I’ll never shut up while they suffer. -Ricky Gervais

When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. -Ayurvedic proverb

Veganism is not about how hard it is for you. It’s about every animal’s right not to be used as a slave. -Randy Sandberg

Regardless of anyone’s dietary motivations, the healthiest lifestyle is the one that’s most compassionate. -Steve-O

The only animals I eat are crackers. -Anonymous

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. -Albert Schweitzer

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

If you don’t like pictures of animal cruelty being posted on social media, you need to help stop the cruelty, not the pictures. You should be bothered that its happening, not that you saw it. -Marie Sarantakis

Veganism changed me. It taught me to look past myself. To consider how my choices effect others. The animals, the people around me, and the planet we live on. -Kat Von D

I made the choice to be vegan because I will not eat (or wear, or use) anything that could have an emotional response to its death or captivity. I can well imagine what that must feel like for our non-human friends – the fear, the terror, the pain – and I will not cause such suffering to a fellow living being. -Rai Aren

One to change a few. A few to change many. Many to change the world. Starts with one. -Anonymous

The food you eat can either be the safest, most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison. -Ann Wigmore

We need to realize that these are beings that suffer the same as we suffer. They want freedom the way we want freedom. -Russell Simmons

Mankind does not have dominion over the Earth, mankind has a relationship with the Earth. -J. Adam Snyder

People feel poorly because they are nourished by foods you wouldn’t feed to your dog and cat. The rich western diet is full of fat, sugar, cholesterol, salt, animal protein — all the wrong foods for people. -Dr. John McDougall

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

The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong in the world. -Dr. Paul Farmer

I love animals. All animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog — or a chicken, or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian. -Peter Dinklage

Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you any more. -Franz Kafka

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

Animals are not here for us to do as we please with. We are not their superiors, we are their equals. We are their family. Be kind to them. -Ricky Gervais

I’m a vegan. It makes me feel really good and bright. -Lea Michelle

The best part of being a vegan is the purity and peace of mind one experiences and the strong connection I feel to the animal kingdom. -Uri Gellar

My motto has always been ‘If you love animals, don’t eat them’ … The moment I began to understand what was going on with the treatment of animals, it led me more and more in the way of the path I am [on] now, which is a complete vegan. -Bryan Adams

Animal rights is a part of my everyday life. When you live by example, you create a certain level of awareness. Friends of mine – people I have never discussed animal rights or vegetarianism with – are adopting vegetarian habits because they see it. -Joaquin Phoenix

If you don’t want to be beaten, imprisoned, mutilated, killed or tortured then you shouldn’t condone such behaviour towards anyone, be they human or not. -Moby

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. -Bradley Miller

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. -Albert Schweitzer



It’s not a requirement to eat animals, we just choose to do it, so it becomes a moral choice and one that is having a huge impact on the planet, using up resources and destroying the biosphere. -James Cameron

If you look at veganism, and question how we do things, and how we should be living, veganism, to me, seems like the logical way. -Romesh Ranganathan

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

Wearing cosmetics that were tested on animals makes you ugly on the inside. -Ricky Gervais

If you choose to eat meat… you love PETS not ANIMALS. -Miley Cyrus

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

If we kill off the wild, then we are killing a part of our souls. -Jane Goodall

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. -Martin Buber

Science that fails to embrace all living beings is far more dangerous than any virus! -Steve Simmons

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

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

Our thinking about non-human animals is very confused, and people who have chosen to live a cruelty-free plant-based lifestyle are baffled as to why other people have not made the connection. Many of us live with companion animals such as dogs, cats, and rabbits. We share our homes with them, consider them members of the family and we grieve when they die. Yet we kill and eat other animals who, if you really think about it, are no different from the ones we love. -Benjamin Zephaniah

Thousands of people who say they ‘love’ animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living and who endured the awful suffering and the terror of the abattoirs. -Jane Goodall

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

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. -Maya Angelou

Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond between yourself and all creatures. -Eckhart Tolle

Part of my becoming a vegetarian was that I would look at my burger, then look at my dogs, and I wasn’t able to see a difference. -Kristen Bell

We strive for a world where every earthling has the right to live and grow. That’s why we don’t eat animals. -Ruby Roth

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

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