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The best vegan quotes and sayings to inspire veganism

Check out our compilation of the best vegan quotes and sayings that will inspire compassion and kindness towards animals.

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80+ best vegan quotes and sayings to inspire veganism
Last updated on February 7, 2024, and last reviewed by an expert on August 27, 2023.

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80+ best vegan quotes and sayings to inspire veganism

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or not, or thinking about being a vegan, these quotes are thought-provoking and influential.

These famous quotes by celebrities, writers, and philosophers can impact your life to solidify your decision for a healthy life supporting veganism and a positive plant-based diet.

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List of the best vegan quotes and sayings to inspire veganism

  1. “Adopt, Don’t Shop”
  2. “Love animals, eat plants, be kind.”
  3. “Being an animal lover means not eating meat.”
  4. “Being vegan is not a trend. It’s an awakening.”
  5. “World Peace begins in the kitchen.”
  6. “Animals are here with us, not for us.”
  7. “My food is grown, not born.”
  8. “Don’t ask me why I’m vegan. Ask yourself why you’re not.”
  9. “Compassion is the best side effect of being vegan.”
  10. “Vegan – Because the strong always protect the weak.”
  11. “It’s not a diet. It’s not a phase. It’s a permanent lifestyle.”
  12. “My only regret about going vegan is not doing it sooner.”
  13. “Animals are not products. Life doesn’t have a price.”
  14. “All life deserves respect, dignity, and compassion. All life.”
  15. “Every living creature has the right to live ethically.” – Dirk Verbeuren
  16. “I’m a vegan. It makes me feel really good and bright.” – Lea Michelle
  17. “If you think eating meat is just a personal choice, you are forgetting someone.”
  18. “May all that have life be delivered from suffering.” – Buddha
  19. “If you can’t stand watching it being produced, you shouldn’t be eating it.”
  20. “Vegan: A person with the crazy idea that animals shouldn’t suffer.”
  21. “My body will not be a tomb for other creatures.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
  22. “Life is too short to make others shorter.” – Chris Hannah (Propagandhi)
  23. Veganism is not a sacrifice. It is a joy.” – Gary L. Francione
  24. “Saving one animal won’t change the world. But it’ll change the world for that one animal.”
  25. “The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.” – Hippocrates
  26. “I can’t think of anything better in the world to be but a vegan.” – Alicia Silverstone
  27. “It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.”- Roy E. Disney
  28. “Animals are my friends. And I don’t eat my friends.” – George Bernard Shaw
  29. “Vegan- Because it’s a powerful step we can take in making this world a more peaceful place.”
  30. “I don’t see why someone should lose their life so that you can have a snack.” – Russell Brand
  31. “Vegan is not about being perfect. It is about doing the least harm and the most good.”
  32. “We all love animals. Why do we call some ‘pets’ and others ‘dinner?’” – K.D. Lang
  33. “The love for all living creatures is the noblest attribute of man.” – Charles Darwin
  34. “Earth was created for all of us, not some of us.” – Anthony Douglas Williams
  35. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
  36. “It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.” – Joaquin Phoenix
  37. “If you can live happily and healthily without harming animals then why wouldn’t you?”
  38. “I am grateful to realize that my desires do not entitle me to add to another’s suffering.” – Zoe Weil
  39. “No animal needs to die for me to live. And that makes me feel good.” – Howard Lynan
  40. “The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?” – Jeremy Bentham
  41. “If you think that being vegan is difficult, imagine being a factory farmed animal.” – Davegan Raza
  42. “Behind every beautiful fur coat, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story.” – Mary Tyler Moore
  43. “To get the mud off your hands, use soap and water. To get the blood off your hands, go vegan.” – John Sakars
  44. “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
  45. “When humans act with cruelty, we characterize them as “animals”, yet the only animal that displays cruelty is humanity.” – Anthony Douglas Williams
  46. “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 it’s happening, not that you saw it.” – Marie Sarantakis
  47. “Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than our ethics.” – Peter Singer
  48. “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 tough time eating meat at all.” – Tobey Maguire
  49. “If you don’t want to be beaten, imprisoned, mutilated, killed or tortured, then you shouldn’t condone such behavior towards anyone, be they human or not.” – Moby
  50. “Of all the animals, a human is the cruelest. He is the only one who inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it” – Mark Twain
  51. “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
  52. “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
  53. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi
  54. “We choose to eat meat and have therefore built slaughterhouses for the animals and hospitals for us.”-Akbarali Jetha
  55. “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
  56. “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
  57. “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
  58. “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
  59. “We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.” – Rachel Carson
  60. “I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  61. “Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species.” – Chris Hedges
  62. “No other animal on Earth has portrayed such a disregard for life than mankind.” – Anthony Douglas Williams
  63. “Being a vegan just helps me build up my self-esteem. I feel good about it every time I eat a meal.” – Steve-O
  64. “Animal protection isn’t a radical idea. It follows the simple principle that animals should be protected from suffering if they feel pain, joy, and fear.”
  65. “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 couldn’t disconnect myself from it any longer.” – Ellen DeGeneres
  66. “If a kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again.” – James Cromwell
  67. “I love animals. All animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat, a dog, 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
  68. “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
  69. “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
  70. “I’m a vegan. I respect the environment, and I do my best to spread the importance of such an issue.” – Jared Leto
  71. “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
  72. “Only when we have become non-violent towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves,” – Cesar Chavez
  73. “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
  74. “When you feel the suffering of every living thing in your own heart, that is consciousness.” – Bhagavad Gita
  75. “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
  76. “Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’?” –Moby
  77. “Vegan- because going to bed each night knowing that I did not contribute to any being suffering makes my soul shine.”
  78. “Science that fails to embrace all living beings is far more dangerous than any virus!” – Steve Simmons
  79. “Every time we sit at a dining table, we make a choice. Please choose vegetarianism. Do it for the animals. Do it for the environment and the sake of your own health.” – Alec Baldwin
  80. “Being vegan for me is a cleaner way of not participating in practices that don’t align with my values.” – Cory Booker
  81. “If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures.” – Johnny Depp
  82. “The Gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies; they are the trees and the plants and the seeds.” – Plato
  83. “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
  84. “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
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