July 12, 2019

Eleven Vegan Quotes to Crack your Heart Open without Horrifying it.

“The only animals I eat are crackers.”


Folks love to hate on vegans. Vegans love to proselytize (not all of us).

But somewhere in the middle, we’re in a daily animal holocaust of torture and murder and fear and abuse. And that’s no good for anyone, or our planet.

What if veganism could be about empathy, and inspiration, not guilt and scary videos?

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Gandhi

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“Only when we have become non-violent towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves.” ~ Cesar Chavez

“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

“May all that have life be delivered from suffering.” ~ Buddha

“World Peace begins in the kitchen.”

“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

“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

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

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

“If you’re vegetarian, you aren’t vegetarian.” ~ Waylon Lewis


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greysrmyheart Jul 20, 2019 9:57pm

Beautiful. It is about compassion. I challenge anyone to look into the eyes of your own pets and then tell me she isn’t someone.

slumbrous3 Jul 13, 2019 12:50pm

Thank you for these quotes! I pray for a time- soon??- when people can appreciate and respect all forms of life.

Janice Dolk Jul 12, 2019 12:57pm

Thank you for these quotes. My hope, is that one day, the entire planet will be vegan- food, clothing, pocketbooks, wallets, furniture, cosmetics, EVERYTHING. For now, I do my part and hope to lead by example. 108 hearts to you.

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Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.