"How can man be possessed of kindness who, to increase his own flesh,
eats the flesh of other creatures. As those possess no property who do
not take care of it, so those possess no kindness who feed on flesh."
"Like the (murderous) mind of him who carries a weapon (in his hand),
the mind of him who feasts with pleasure on the body of another
(creature), has no regard for goodness."
"Man did not weave the web of life: he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. To harm the earth is to
heap contempt on its creator." -Red Indian Chief (1854)
"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals." -Albert Einstein
"If man wants freedom why keep birds and animals in cages? Truly man
is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the
death of others. We are burial places! I have since an early age abjured
the use of meat." -Leonardo-da-Vinci