Food For Thought
Here are a few thoughts from people who probably would have eaten at Brahma Burger, had we been around then. . ."It is very significant that some of the most thoughtful and cultured men are partisans of a pure vegetable diet."
"Your choice of diet can influence your long term health prospects more than any other action you might take."
Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop
"But for the sake of some little mouthful of meat, we deprive a soul of the sun and the light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born in this world to enjoy."
"Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friends."
George Bernard Shaw
"I am conscious that meat eating is not in accordance with the finer feelings, and I abstain from it whenever I can."
"The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion."
"Refrain at all times from such foods as cannot be procured without violence and oppression."
"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated."
"The gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies. . .they are the trees and the plants and the seeds."
"I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man have no preeminence above a beast, for all is vanity."
"It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperment, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind"
"To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to Nirvana."
". . .We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
"The highest realms of thought are impossible to reach without first attaining an understanding of compassion."
"Since visiting the abattoirs of Southern France I have stopped eating meat."
Vincent Van Gogh
"The moral duty of man consists of imitating the moral goodness and beneficence of God, manifested in the Creation, toward all His creatures."
"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."
"I tremble for my species when I reflect that God is just."
"Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research."
George Bernard Shaw
"To be a vegetarian is to disagree - to disagree with the course of things today. Starvation, world hunger, cruelty, waste, wars - we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it's a strong one."
Isaac Bashevis Singer
"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."
"It takes two to speak the truth: One to speak, and another other to hear."
Henry David Thoreau
"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, Man will not himself find peace."
"The obligations of law and equity reach only to mankind; but kindness and beneficence should be extended to the creatures of every species, and these will flow from the breast of a true man, as streams that issue from the living fountain."
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
"It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures."
"You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Flesh eating is unprovoked murder."
"May all that have life be delivered from suffering."
"One day the world will look upon research on animals as it now looks upon research on human beings."
Leonardo Da Vinci
"No humane being, past the thoughtless age of boyhood, will wantonly murder any creature which holds its life by the same tenure that he does."
Henry David Thoreau