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    “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.” - Paul McCartney

    "When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity." —George Bernard Shaw

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

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    Paul McCartney said: "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."
    I think I just saw this quote in the movie 'Forks over Knives'. I also bought the cookbook. Woohoo. I'm new here so excuse me for the thread rebirth.

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    Here is one of my favorite quotes, it's not directly about veganism, but it reflects why I am vegan exactly. By Leo Tolstoy.
    "Every living thing is afraid of suffering, is afraid of death". This is really all I need to know.

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    Here is one of my favorite quotes, it's not directly about veganism, but it reflects why I am vegan exactly. By Leo Tolstoy.
    "Every living thing is afraid of suffering, is afraid of death". This is really all I need to know.
    You might like this one too, MM. It is the opening lines from the chapter titled 'Violence' in the Dhammapada ..

    All beings tremble before violence.
    All fear death.
    All love life.
    See yourself in others.
    Then whom can you hurt?
    What harm can you do?
    He who seeks happiness
    By hurting those who seek happiness
    Will never find happiness.
    For your brother is like you.
    He wants to be happy.
    Never harm him
    And when you leave this life
    You too will find happiness.
    Never speak harsh words
    For they will rebound upon you.
    Angry words hurt
    And the hurt rebounds.
    Like a broken gong
    Be still, and silent.
    Know the stillness of freedom
    All done in the best possible taste ...

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    I think I just saw this quote in the movie 'Forks over Knives'. I also bought the cookbook. Woohoo. I'm new here so excuse me for the thread rebirth.
    New? Welcome to the forum Kam

    Unfortunately the 'glass walls' idea is a bit of a duffer, I'm afraid.

    Slaughterhouses have glass walls to those work in them. If the quote were not a duff'un then everyone who worked inside a slaughter house would be a vegetarian.
    All done in the best possible taste ...

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    If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian
    I think if slaughtehouses had glass walls people would just put up curtains.
    Houmous atá ann!

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    "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." -Hippocrates
    "let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates

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    I think if slaughterhouses had glass walls people would just put up curtains.
    *nods* yep. Put up curtains and reassure themselves that the meat they just consumed came from a more reputable, forgiving source than *that* slaughterhouse.

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    I think if slaughtehouses had glass walls people would just put up curtains.
    Lol!

    Nice one BB
    All done in the best possible taste ...

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    Thanks to By M. Butterflies Katz at www.gentleworld.org for collecting these and other quotes.

    In short - if you plan to go vegan and feel alone about doing it, remember that you are in relatively good company.

    We have more quotes here.
    Hats Off for the great quotes. Thanks Korn for the inspiring and motivating thoughts on vegetarian food.

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    Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes:

    “I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.”


    “People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.”


    “To be a vegetarian is to disagree - to disagree with the course of things today... starvation, cruelty - we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it's a strong one.”

    “In their behavior toward creatures, all men are Nazis. Human beings see oppression vividly when they're the victims. Otherwise they victimize blindly and without a thought.”


    “What do they know-all these scholars, all these philosophers, all the leaders of the world - about such as you? They have convinced themselves that man, the worst transgressor of all the species, is the crown of creation. All other creatures were created merely to provide him with food, pelts, to be tormented, exterminated. In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka.”

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    I will not eat anything that walks, swims, flies, runs, skips, hops or crawls.

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    nice quotes friend

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