115 Vegan Quotes: For Health, the Planet, & the Animals!

115 Vegan Quotes: For Health, the Planet, & the Animals!

Whether you went vegan for your health, the planet, or the animals, or are still on your way to becoming vegan; you’ll certainly enjoy the vegan quotes below!

These quotes are ones to live by, ones that society should live by, and ones to be taken seriously! Well, most of them, anyways, such as the vegan quotes by philosophers.

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There are a few less serious, and could be considered funny vegan quotes; but the cruelty to animals by non-vegans is no joking matter.

Enjoy the quotes below, I hope they inspire you to eat vegan, be kind to animals, and be kind to our world (the only world we have)!

If you’re looking for more quotes about healthy eating, not necesarily vegan quotes, check out 34 Best Healthy Eating Quotes For You and Your Kids!

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Why you should go vegan?

If you’re not already vegan, there are many reasons why you should go vegan;

  • for your health
  • for the planet
  • for the animals

Eating vegan and avoiding heavily processed foods will do wonders for your health! From clearing up your skin, giving you more energy, helping you lose stubborn weight, and more!

Going vegan means you’re reducing your footprint in this world. Your food choices use less water, less land, and produce less greenhouse gases than that of a meat eaters, or even vegetarians!

Did you know that we have enough food on this planet to feed every human being; but big food companies use that food to feed animals that will end up suffering and be slaughtered for consumption?! (Source)

Eating vegan saves animals! Maybe that’s a bit obvious, but it’s still worth pointing out. We save more animals from being killed, having their babies stolen from them right after birth, and suffering in so many ways you just don’t want to imagine. We save them by voting with our dollar.

It’s simple supply and demand here! Demand goes down, supply needs to as well.

You should raise your children vegan, too! See why here!!

What happens when you go vegan?

When you first go vegan you may go through a detox phase, or so I’ve heard. Which is when your body is trying to detox from years of consuming meat and animal products; you may not feel your best at this time.

I say ‘or so I’ve heard’ because I never really went through that phase; I became a vegetarian at age 7 and then slowly transitioned to being vegan and eating healthier.

But, when you go vegan and you start eating healthier, you will have:

  1. More energy
  2. Clearer Skin
  3. Reduced chance of developing chronic illness
  4. More happiness in your life
  5. Less Brain fog

Just know, it’s worth it, no matter what your reason!

And, I’ll leave it at that in this article so you can get to the vegan quotes and stay inspired to be vegan! And, eating more plants!

*I’ll answer a few more common questions about being vegan at the end of this article!

Be sure to check out 10 Useful Tips for Becoming VEGAN if you’re still in the process of becoming vegan.

*And as a side note, simply because the quote is in this list does not mean the person who said it is necessarily vegan.

Vegan Quotes

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“Yes, I’m raising my kids vegan. Yes, they are getting enough protein; they get it from plants. NO, it is not any of your business.”

– Me (Shawna Clapper)

Who said that? I did, but not as often since moving to the west coast!

 “Becoming vegan is not a trend, it is an awakening.”

“If you think being vegan is difficult, you’re focused more on yourself than the victims.”

“Eat nothing with a face or a mother.”

 “If you can live happily and healthily without harming animals then why wouldn’t you?”

“Veganism isn’t a belief. Animals are dying. The planet is dying. We could make it better. Choices. That’s not a belief. That’s a fact.”

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“If you think it’s wrong to hurt animals, you already believe in being vegan.”

– Unknown

Vegan Quotes: Unknown Authors

Unfortunately, it can sometimes be difficult to track down who came up with certain quotes or (new) vegan sayings first. Which is why there will be a few sections in this article with ‘unknown’ or ‘anonymous’ authors. But, it doesn’t make the quotes and sayings any lesser than the others!

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“Not your mom, not your milk.”

– Unknown

“Love animals, eat plants.”

“If you were to meet the animals on your plate face to face, they would show you love. Maybe that is enough of a reason to show love back.”

 “Vegan because anything else is accepting cruelty.”

“To everyone who wishes vegans would stop talking about veganism: How silent would you want us to be if you were the victim…?

“If we don’t bring their suffering into the light, it will continue to grow in the dark.”

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“If you think that being vegan is hard, imagine being a factory farmed animal.”

– Unknown

Vegan Quotes: Health

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“Eat more plants”

“Medicine is not healthcare, food is healthcare. Medicine is sick care. Let’s all get that straight for a change.”

-Karen Pendergrass

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

-Michael Pollan

“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”

-Robert Urich

“Eat your medicine.”


“What you eat every day is a far more powerful determinant of your health than your DNA or most of the nasty chemicals lurking in your environment.”

-T. Colin Campbell
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“My food is grown, not born.”

“The food you eat can either be the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”

Ann Wigmore

“Everything in food works together to create health or disease. The more we think that a single chemical characterizes a whole food, the more we stray into idiocy.”

-T. Colin Campbell

“Some people think plant-based diet, whole foods diet is extreme. Half a million people a year have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.”

Caldwekk Esselstyn

“When you truly understand that your food choices are powerful and life affirming, you can exercise control and restraint without deprivation.”

– Marlene Adlemann

“World Peace begins in the kitchen.”

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“Eat like a rabbit…not like a maggot”



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Vegan Quotes: From Doctors

*Not all of the quotes from doctors will be found in this section, as some will be found in the section with vegan quotes about health!

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

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“There are two kinds of cardiologists: vegans and those who haven’t read the data.”

Dr. Kim Williams

“Some people think the ‘plant-based whole foods diet’ is extreme.Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn on their coronary artery. Some would call that extreme.”

– Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

“The most ethical diet just so happens to be the most environmentally sound diet and just so happens to be the healthiest.”

-Dr. Michael Greger

“People feel poorly because they are nourished by foods you wouldn’t feed to your dog and cat. The rich western diet is full of fat, sugar, cholesterol, salt, animal protein — all the wrong foods for people.”

-Dr. John McDougall

Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

– Hippocrates

“The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all auto-mobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of “real food for real people” you’d better live real close to a real good hospital.”

-Neal D. Barnard

Vegan Quotes By Philosophers

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 “The question isn’t can they reason, nor can they talk, but can they suffer?”

Jeremy Bentham

“Don’t talk of love and peace when you have a dead animal on your plate.”


 “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?”


“For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”


“My own view is that being a vegetarian or vegan is not an end in itself, but a means towards reducing both human and animal suffering and leaving a habitable planet to future generations.”

– Peter Singer

“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.”

Gary L Francione
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“Veganism is not a ‘sacrifice’. It is a joy.” 

-Gary L. Francione

Vegan Quotes by Famous Artists

“My body will not be a tomb for other creatures.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

“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

Celebrity Vegan Quotes

“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

“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
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“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.”

Joaquin Phoenix

“We are all animals of this planet. We are all creatures. And nonhuman animals experience pain sensations just like we do. They too are strong, intelligent, industrious, mobile, and evolutional. They too are capable of growth and adaptation. Like us, firsthand foremost, they are earthlings. And like us, they are surviving. Like us they also seek their own comfort rather than discomfort. And like us they express degrees of emotion. In short like us, they are alive.”

-Joaquin Phoenix

“I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person.”

-Ariana Grande

“If you choose to eat meat… you love PETS not ANIMALS.”

-Miley Cyrus

“This may surprise you, because it surprised me when I found out, but the single biggest thing an individual can do to combat climate change is to stop eating animals.”

-James Cameron

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

– James Cromwell
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“People eat meat and think they will become strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass.”

Pino Caruso

“It’s not a requirement to eat animals, we just choose to do it, so it becomes a moral choice and one that is having a huge impact on the planet, using up resources and destroying the biosphere.”

-James Cameron

“Regardless of anyone’s dietary motivations, the healthiest lifestyle is the one that’s most compassionate.”


I just didn’t want to be fat. I got tired of breathing hard. I got tired of my joints hurting. I just got tired of being lied to.”

-Waka Flocka Flame

“I don’t see why someone should lose their life just so you can have a snack.”

-Russell Brand

“Animals don’t have a voice, but I do. A loud one. A big mouth. My voice is for them. And I’ll never shut up while they suffer.”

Ricky Gervais

“If a kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again.”

-James Cromwell

Vegan Quotes by Athletes

 “Veganism is not about how easy or hard it is for you. It’s about every animal’s right not to be used as a slave.”

Randy Sandberg

“I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.”

Carl lewis
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 “Everyone wants to change the world, nobody wants to change what they eat for breakfast.”


Moby Vegan Quotes

 “It’s my most deeply held belief; that every animal, human or not, is simply/basically/ineluctably entitled to their own life.”


“I’m a vegan to reduce climate change, improve human health, end antibiotic resistance and rainforest deforestation, but ultimately I’m a vegan for the animals.”


“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.”


“Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’?”


“Mainly I’m a vegan because I like animals, and I don’t want to be involved in their suffering. Also, it’s better for my health and for the environment.”


“Basically we should stop doing those things that are destructive to the environment, other creatures, and ourselves and figure out new ways of existing.”


Vegan Quotes: Animal Rights Activists!

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“Not a single creature deserves to be mistreated, or abused. Not a one.”

A.D. Williams

“When humans act with cruelty we characterize them as “animals”, yet the only animal that displays cruelty is humanity.”

-Anthony Douglas Williams

“Cheap meat is the problem. The answer is to replace meat recipes with vegan meals.”

– Ingrid Newkirk

 “You know what’s more insane than slaughterhouses? Meat eaters. Walking around, acting like their lifestyle isn’t causing any harm.”

Gary Yourofsky

“No animal needs to die in order for me to live. And that makes me feel good.”

-Howard Lyman

Vegan Quotes: Unknown Authors

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“If you think eating meat is just a personal choice, you are forgetting someone.”


“Humane slaughter is an oxymoron”


“Be kind to every kind”


“I was not raised vegan. I did not become vegan because I did not like the taste of meat, dairy, or eggs. I became vegan because one day, I had the courage to take responsibility for my choices. I no longer believe animals are here for us for food, clothing, entertainment, testing, or any other purpose. I am Vegan.”


“If you can’t stand watching it being produced, you shouldn’t be eating it.”


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“A peaceful world starts with how we treat our most vulnerable.”


“My body is not a graveyard.


“Tofu never screams.”


“The hardest part about going vegan is realizing the lack of empathy in the world and staying strong enough to fight against it.”


“How can people hope for peace when the whole planet is a giant slaughterhouse and prison?”


“We take some animals to the park to play. Others, to the slaughterhouse to stab. It’s uncivilized, violent and cruel, but we prefer to call it “humane”.”

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“Saving one animal won’t change the world. But it’ll change the world for that one animal.”


 “Be kind to every kind.”


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Gandhi Vegan Quotes

“I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man”


“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”


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


“Violence begins with the fork.”

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“Don’t ask me why I’m vegan, ask yourself why you’re not.”


“Change What You Eat – Change The World”


Vegan Quotes: Funny

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Some vegans can be funny, see;

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 “Eggs are hen’s periods.”


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


“Animals love me, plants fear me”


“If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.”

– Howard Lyman


“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
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“Can’t love your animals and eat them too.”


“If you think eating meat is just a personal choice, you’re forgetting someone.”


“Strong people don’t eat helpless animals.”


“If you have to choose between being kind and being right, choose kind and you will always be right. “


“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

“One to change a few. A few to change many. Many to change the world. Starts with one.”

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“Peace starts on our plate.”


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

Cesar Chavez

“Animals are not products. Life doesn’t have a price.” -Anonymous


“All life deserves respect, dignity, and compassion. All life.”


“It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.”

Roy E. Disney

“It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.”

-Haile Selassie
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“There’s a reason why you take your kids to pick apples but you don’t take them to a slaughterhouse.”


“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”

– Bradley Miller

“I love being vegan; it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I finally understand, we all have but one life, human, cow, ant, everyone, it is not our right to take it away on a whim, simply because we can, it’s their right to live their lives, just like us, just like me.”

– Jaco van Drongelen

 “The best thing we can do for the living world is to stop eating meat, milk, and eggs.”

George Monbiot

“Most people don’t question their habit of eating animals, as they’ve been brought up to believe it is normal behavior. But causing suffering should never be considered normal.”

– Benjamin Zephaniah

“Fish are friends, not food.”

Sharks in Finding Nemo
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“Vegan. Because I’m being the change I wish to see in the world.”


Should I go vegan or vegetarian?

Do what you can to reduce the violence in this world, the waste, the global warming, and reduce the harm you’re doing with your own body through what you eat.

Ideally, we should all be vegan and eat whole plant based foods; so, if you can, do that!

Do vegans lose weight?

Whether or not vegans lose weight depends on many things.

Being vegan doesn’t necessarily mean being healthy, there is still tons of vegan junk food available, more so now than even when I started becoming vegan.

It’s also going to depend on what you were eating before a vegan diet.

But, there are basically two types of people who transition to veganism and lose weight; those who eat whole plant based foods and are physically active, and those who either don’t know how to cook for themselves or don’t know what ‘healthy’ really means, so they end up not eating much because they have a scarcity mindset when it comes to what they eat.

Life is always better, and food is always better, when you think in abundance, and there are soo many delicious vegan foods out there. It’s hard to not want to try it all at once!

Of course, there are outliers, as well. You could be eating healthy food but not lose weight because you’re eating too many fatty foods.

For When You Need a Little Vegan Inspiration…

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I love these vegan quotes, reading them is like hanging out with like minded people, and that is a wonderful thing!

Come back often to enjoy these posts!

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One Comment

  1. I truly appreciate these quotes.. I was vegan for 3 years but I decided to switch back to being vegetarian so I wouldn’t trouble my family. Veganism is the way forward. I don’t know how people can digest food knowing that an animal was butchered to get it.

    Thanks for the quotes,
    Sarah Vacanti
    Teen (She/Her)

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