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"Widen the circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." -Albert Einstein

"We need a boundless ethic that includes animals too." -Albert Schweitzer

"You can tell about the people of a country by the way they treat their animals." -Mahatma Gandhi

"The earth affords a lavish supply of riches, of innocent food, and offers you banquets that involve no bloodshed of slaughter; only beasts satisfy their hunger with flesh." -Pythagorus

"We don't want to fight and yet we gorge ourselves upon the dead." -George Bernard Shaw

"We still have a long way to go. But we are moving in the right direction.  If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution-and realize, at last, our most unique quality: Humanity."  -Jane Goodall

"For animals that are overworked underfed, and cruelly treated; for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars; for any that are hunted or lost or destroyed or frightened or hungry; for all that we must put to death. . .and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words." -Albert Schweitzer

"Animals are my friends- and I don't eat my friends." -George Bernard Shaw

"Anyone who tries to improve the lives of animals in variably comes into criticism from those who believe that such efforts are misplaced in a world of suffering humanity." -Jane Goodall

"To become vegetarian is to step into the stream of Nirvana." -Buddha

"One day the world will look upon research upon animals as it now looks upon research on human beings." -Leonardo Da Vinci

"Humans are the only hunters who kill when not hungry." -Steven Spielberg

"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." -Leo Tolstoy

"He is a heavy eater of beef.  Me thinks it doth harm to his wit." -Shakespeare

"Martin Luther King taught us all nonviolence. I was told to extend nonviolence to the mother and her calf." -Dick Gregory

"More and more we realize that a vegetarian diet is a good idea." -Dr. Edward Martin, head of Dept. of Defense Health

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

"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." -Henry David Thoreau

"You're thinking I'm one of those wise-ass California vegetarians who is going to tell you that eating a few strips of bacon is bad for your health. I'm not I say it's a free country and you should be able to kill yourself at any rate you choose, as long as your cold dead body is not blocking my driveway." -Scott Adams

"Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research." -George Bernard Shaw

"What is it that should trace the insuperable line?. . . The question is not, can they reason? Nor can they talk? But can they suffer?" -Jeremy Bentham

"The average age of a meat eater is 63.  I am on the verge of 85 and still work as hard as ever.  I have lived quite  long enough and I am trying to die; but 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

"A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is as bad as an act of cruelty to a human being." -Prophet Mohammed

"Any interference with the body of a live animal which causes pain or disfigurement is contrary to the islamic principles." -Imam Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad Masri