158+ Best Vegan Quotes To Inspire Veganism

Inspirational vegan quotes will challenge the way you think about veganism, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Most Famous Truthful Vegan Quotes

In eating ecology love murder vegan vegetarianism flesh eating is unprovoked murder. — Benjamin Franklin

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

If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit’s eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson’s eyes and ask him if it hurts. ― Ellen DeGeneres

Being vegan helped me realize I can say and do what I believe is right. That’s powerful. — Alicia Silverstone

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

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian. ― Linda McCartney

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

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

Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I’ve discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening. Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it will be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory– disavowed. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own. ― Jonathan Safran Foer

Anyone who cares about the Earth – really cares – must stop eating animals. — Linda McCartney

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

Being vegan is easy. Are there social pressures that encourage you to continue to eat, wear, and use animal products? Of course there are. But in a patriarchal, racist, homophobic, and ableist society, there are social pressures to participate and engage in sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism. At some point, you have to decide who you are and what matters morally to you. And once you decide that you regard victimizing vulnerable nonhumans is not morally acceptable, it is easy to go and stay vegan ― Gary L. Francione

No animals needs to die in order for me to live. And that makes me feel good. — Howard Lyman

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

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

When you adopt a vegan diet we make a connection, you don’t go back, it is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. — Freelee Frugivore

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

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

Being vegan doesn’t make you a stronger, better athlete. But it allows you to make yourself a stronger, better athlete. — Brendan Brazier

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

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 ― GaryLFrancione

A vegetarian is a person who won’t eat anything that can have children. — Rita Rudner

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you know why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan? It’s because they know what it’s like to be treated like an animal. ― Chuck Palahniuk

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

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

To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime. ― Romain Rolland

It costs us so little to go vegan. It costs animals so much if we don’t. — Gary L. Francione

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

Being vegetarian here also means that we do not consume dairy and egg products, because they are products of the meat industry. If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action. ― Thich Nhat Hanh

Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness. — Robert Hutchison

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

Needless to say, jamming deformed, drugged, overstressed birds together in a filthy, waste-coated room is not very healthy. Beyond deformities, eye damage, blindness, bacterial infections of bones, slipped vertebrae, paralysis, internal bleeding, anemia, slipped tendons, twisted lower legs and necks, respiratory diseases, and weakened immune systems are frequent and long-standing problems on factory farms. ― Jonathan Safran Foer

I dream of a vegan world – that’s where I want everything to go. — Gene Baur

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

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

Any serious social, political, and economic change must include veganism. — Gary L. Francione

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

One can be a vegan and eating a health-promoting, high-nutrient diet, but one can also eat a small

Life is too short to make others shorter. — Chris Hannah

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

Amount of animal products while following a Nutritarian diet and still live a long, healthy life. — Joel Fuhrman

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

If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend. ― Gary L. Francione

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

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

We follow the ways of wolves, the habits of tigers: or, rather we are worse than they. To them nature has assigned that they should be thus fed, while God has honoured us with rational speech and a sense of equity. And yet we are become worse than the wild beast. ― John Chrysostom

I’ve been vegan for about 10 and a half years. It’s been all good. I’m obviously much healthier. — Woody Harrelson

Every time you drink a glass of milk or eat a piece of cheese, you harm a mother. Please go vegan. — Gary L. Francione

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

This brings me back to the image of Kafka standing before a fish in the Berlin aquarium, a fish on which his gaze fell in a newly found peace after he decided not to eat animals. Kafka recognized that fish as a member of his invisible family- not as his equal, of course, but as another being that was his concern. ― Jonathan Safran Foer

I grew up in cattle country-that’s why I became a vegetarian. Meat stinks, for the animals, the environment, and your health. — K.DLang

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

The sixteen hundred dairies in California’s Central Valley alone produce more waste than a city of twenty-one million people-that’s more than the populations of London, New York, and Chicago combined. ― Gene Baur

Being a vegan is pretty easy these days, as almost every town and city has health food stores and vegetarian-friendly restaurants. — Moby

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

I wouldn’t touch a hot dog unless you put a condom on it! You realize that the job of a hot dog is to use parts of the animal that the Chinese can’t figure out how to make into a belt? Timecode 1:11:10 ― Bill Maher

Vegetarianism is a way of living consciously on the planet. — Amy Smart

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

We can no more justify using nonhumans as human resources than we can justify human slavery. Animal use and slavery have at least one important point in common: both institutions treat sentient beings exclusively as resources of others. That cannot be justified with respect to humans; it cannot be justified with respect to nonhumans—however “humanely we treat them. ― Gary L. Francione

You cannot live a nonviolent life as long as you are consuming violence. Please consider going vegan. — Gary L. Francione

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

A vegan diet is one of the best things you can do for your health and the well being of our planet. — Robert Cheeke

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

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

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

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

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

Violence begins with the fork. ― Mahatma Gandhi

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

The only animals I eat are crackers. — Anonymous

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

All sentient beings should have at least one right—the right not to be treated as property. ― GaryLFrancione

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

World Peace begins in the kitchen. — Anonymous

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

I thought a vegan diet would be too difficult, being on the road so much, but it’s been far easier than I thought. — Michelle Forbes

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

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

Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans. ― GaryLFrancione

I try to stick to a vegan diet heavy on fruit and vegetables. — Clint Eastwood

I am a vegan because I don’t want to support the cruel industry that goes on on farms everyday. — Zoe Rosenberg

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

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

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

If you don’t take care of this the most magnificent machine that you will ever be given…where are you going to live? — Karyn Calabrese

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

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

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

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

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

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

Being vegan is not always easy and accessible. But it’s a way of life and makes me as a person feel really good and physically look better. — Olivia Wilde

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

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

To say that a being who is sentient has no interest in continuing to live is like saying that a being with eyes has no interest in continuing to see. Death—however “humane—is a harm for humans and nonhumans alike. ― Gary L. Francione

We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience. — Gary L. Francione

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends. — George Bernard Shaw

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

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

A human can 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. — LeoTolstoy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ethical veganism represents a commitment to nonviolence. — Gary L. Francione

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

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

Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food. — Anthony Bourdain

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

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

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

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

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

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals. — HenryDavid Thoreau

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

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

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

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

A human can be healthy without killing animals for food. — Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

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

Animals are my friends. And I don’t eat my friends. — 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

We manage to swallow flesh, only because we do not think of the cruel and sinful thing we do. — Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

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

I refuse to eat animals because I cannot nourish myself by the sufferings and by the death of other creatures. — Edgar Kupfer-Koberwitz

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

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

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

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

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

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