Best Vegan Quotes
Quotes can have a huge impact on someones life.
Words can be extremely powerful and they can change someones entire perspective on something.
There are so many incredible vegan quotes out there, and in this article I’ve chosen some of the best ones to share with you.
These vegan quotes make great captions on your social media posts and they will really get people thinking.
I’ve organized the quotes into categories to make things easier for you.
Animal Rights Vegan Quotes
“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
“I choose not to make a graveyard of my body for the rotting corpses of dead animals.” ― George Bernard Shaw
“For to us is merely an evening’s meal, but to them is life itself.” ― T. Casey Brennan
“Every time you drink a glass of milk or eat a piece of cheese, you harm a mother. Please go vegan.” ― Gary L. Francione
“Cows scream louder than carrots.” ― Alan Watts
“We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.” ― Rachel Carson
“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
“Animals are not products. Life doesn’t have a price.” — Anonymous
“Animal rights are not a gift we give animals. They are a birth right we have taken from them.” — Ryan Phillips
“Almost everyone says they care about animals; says they’re against cruelty; says they believe it’s right to stand up for those who are oppressed and powerless. Being vegan is simply living in a way that reflects the words we all say. And if we feel criticized by encountering someone who, by calling themselves vegan, reminds us of the conflict between our words and our actions, then I have to suggest that this says more about the uneasy state of our own conscience than it does about the vegan.” — Linda Clark
“A species that enslaves other beings is hardly superior – mentally or otherwise.” — James T. Kirk
“Once you come to terms with why you don’t eat cats, dogs, monkeys, and dolphins, you will begin to understand why I don’t eat cows, pigs, chickens, and lambs.” ― Edward Sanchez
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“There’s this question I get asked every once in a while: “Why did you turn vegan all of a sudden?” My answer is always the same: “I never turned vegan. I was born vegan, like every other human being. And like most people I was turned into a carnist. It just took me a long time to get rid of my cultural programming and be who I truly am.” — Dave Brink
“Nobody can possibly be so hungry that they need to take a life in order to feel satisfied – they don’t after all, take a human life, so why take the life of an animal? Both are conscious beings with the same determination to survive. It is habit, and laziness and nothing else.” ― Morrissey
Environmental Vegan Quotes
“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
“Raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined.” — United Nations 2006 Report
“If we continue to address the issue of the environment where we live as though we’re the only species that lives here, we’ll create a disaster for ourselves.” — Gaylord Nelson
Health Vegan Quotes
”Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates
“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
“The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.” ― Dr. Michael Klaper
“Some people think the plant-based, whole-foods diet is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.” — Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
“Elsewhere the paper notes that vegetarians and vegans (including athletes) ‘meet and exceed requirements’ for protein. And, to render the whole we-should-worry-about-getting-enough-protein-and-therefore-eat-meat idea even more useless, other data suggests that excess animal protein intake is linked with osteoporosis, kidney disease, calcium stones in the urinary tract, and some cancers. Despite some persistent confusion, it is clear that vegetarians and vegans tend to have more optimal protein consumption than omnivores. ” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
“The human body, the very one you’re sitting in right now, has no nutritional requirement for animal flesh or cow’s milk. It functions superbly without them, and this includes producing healthy offspring. Moths who do not give milk or dairy products to their children are helping their children stay healthy, rather than depriving them.” — Peter Cheeke, PhD
“People eat meat and think they will become strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass.” ― Pino Caruso
Do you have a favorite quote that isn’t on this list? If so, please leave a comment with it.