101 Powerful Vegan Quotes That Provoke Thought and Kindness

Looking for some fuel for your vegan fire? Maybe you need a swift kick in the pants to stay motivated on your plant-based journey.

We've compiled this huge list of 100+ vegan quotes that will inspire, provoke, and even make you laugh along the way. This list includes quotes about animal rights, the environment, health, travel, and humor.

So whether you're looking for that inspiration (or social media caption), here's our ultimate list of the best vegan quotes around.


Best Quotes about Veganism

1. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi

2. "You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals." - Paul McCartney

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

4. "The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor, 'Can they talk?' but rather, 'Can they suffer?'" - Jeremy Bentham

5. "The human body has no more need for cows' milk than it does for dogs' milk, horses' milk, or giraffes' milk." - Michael Klaper

6. "My body will not be a tomb for other creatures." - Leonardo da Vinci

7. "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

8. "The only thing I like more than talking about food is eating." - John Waters

9. "I am a vegan because I believe in the sanctity of all life." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

10. "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian." - Paul McCartney


Celebrity Quotes about Veganism

11. "I'm a vegan. It makes me feel really good and bright." - Jared Leto

12. "I'm a vegan because I don't believe in exploiting animals for any reason." - Emily Deschanel

13. "Being vegan just makes me feel better and makes me happy." - Alicia Silverstone

14. "I'm vegan because I don't want to support the killing of animals, the mistreatment of animals, or the factory farming." - Ellen DeGeneres

15. "I don't think I could live without veganism." - Moby

16. "I'm a vegan because I don't want to contribute to the violence in the world." - River Phoenix

17. "I'm vegan because I don't want to contribute to the violence and suffering of animals." - Joaquin Phoenix

18. "Veganism is a way of life that gives me so much joy. I feel empowered by making choices that align with my values." - Jenna Dewan

19. "Being vegan helped me realize I can say and do what I believe is right. That's powerful." - Alicia Silverstone

20. "I don't believe in eating animals." - Pamela Anderson

21. "Veganism has been the most enriching experience of my life. I've learned so much about myself and the world around me." - Kat Von D

22. "Going vegan was the best decision I ever made. I feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally." - Miley Cyrus

23. "Being vegan is not only the most efficient way to be full-body strong, it's also the most humane." - David Carter

24. "Vegan food is soul food in its truest form. Soul food means to feed the soul. And to me, your soul is your intent. If your intent is pure, you are pure." - Erykah Badu


Quotes about Kindness

25. "We should always try to be kind to animals and nature, as they are not here to defend themselves." - Henry David Thoreau

26. "I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being." - Abraham Lincoln

27. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop

28. "When we show kindness to others, we are also being kind to ourselves." - Unknown

29. "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." - Mark Twain

30. "Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows." - Robert Green Ingersoll

31. "Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life." - Unknown

32. "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." - Dalai Lama

33. "The greatest gift you can give someone is your kindness and compassion." - Debasish Mridha

34. "One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is to practice kindness and compassion towards others." - Unknown

35. "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

36. "If you want to be happy, be kind." - Leo Tolstoy

37. "The true test of a person's character is how they treat those who can do nothing for them." - Unknown

38. "Kindness is a powerful force that can change the world." - Unknown

39. "A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees." - Amelia Earhart

40. "In a world where you can be anything, be kind." - Unknown


Quotes about the Environment

41. "One of the first laws of nature is self-preservation, and veganism is a direct expression of this law." - Gary L. Francione

42. "Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." - Gary Snyder

43. "The environment is in us, not outside of us. The trees are our lungs, the rivers our bloodstream. We are all interconnected, and what you do to the environment ultimately you do to yourself." - Ian Somerhalder

44. "The Earth is what we all have in common." - Wendell Berry

45. "The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." - Robert Swan

46. "The environment and the economy are really both two sides of the same coin. If we cannot sustain the environment, we cannot sustain ourselves." - Wangari Maathai

47. "In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful." - Alice Walker

48. "It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live." - Dalai Lama

49. "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." - Native American Proverb

50. "In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." - Baba Dioum

51. "If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere." - Vincent van Gogh

52. "The environment is not a commodity to be traded; it is a necessity to be preserved." - Unknown

53. "It is not about perfect environmentalism. It is about doing better every day." - Unknown

54. "The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share." - Lady Bird Johnson


Quotes about Health

55. "Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates

56. "The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison." - Ann Wigmore

57. "The more colorful the food, the better. I try to add color to my diet, which means vegetables and fruits." - Misty May-Treanor

58. "Eating vegetables is the simplest way to improve your health and prolong your life." - Michael Greger

59. "A vegetarian diet is the best way to reduce the risk of heart disease." - Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

60. "Vegetables are a must. They're the basis of a healthy diet." - Elena Dementieva

61. "The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition." - Thomas Edison

62. "Eating a plant-based diet is the only diet that has been proven to prevent and reverse heart disease." - Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

63. "Our bodies are designed to thrive on plant-based foods, not on processed and animal-based foods." - Neal Barnard

64. "Eating a plant-based diet is one of the most powerful things we can do to reduce our risk of chronic disease and improve our overall health." - Brenda Davis


Quotes about Vegan Fitness

65. "Eating a vegan diet has helped me recover faster, train harder, and perform better as an athlete." - Nick Diaz

66. "Being vegan helps me stay on top of my fitness and training." - Scott Jurek

67. "I've never had a problem with protein or building muscle as a vegan. In fact, I'm stronger and leaner now than ever before." - Rich Roll

68. "I'm a vegan athlete. You can be strong, powerful, and healthy without eating animal products." - Timothy Shieff

69. "I've been vegan for about six years, and I love it. It makes me feel really good and bright." - Venus Williams

70. "Eating a plant-based diet has helped me achieve my fitness goals and stay in top physical condition." - Hannah Teter

71. "I feel better and stronger as a vegan athlete than I ever did before." - Brendan Brazier

72. "I've been a vegan bodybuilder for over a decade, and I'm stronger and healthier than ever before." - Robert Cheeke

73. "I love being a vegan athlete. It's helped me achieve my best results and stay in top shape." - Dotsie Bausch


Funny Vegan Quotes

74. "I'm not a vegan because I love animals. I'm a vegan because I hate plants." - Unknown

75. "Being vegan is like being in a secret club. Except everyone knows you're in the club because you won't shut up about it." - Unknown

76. "I don't always talk about being vegan. Oh wait, yes I do." - Unknown

77. "I'm not a vegan because I love tofu. I'm a vegan because I love animals and hate the taste of hypocrisy." - Unknown

78. “Eat beans, not beings.” - Unknown

79. "Why did the tofu cross the road? To prove he wasn't chicken." - Unknown

80. "I'm not a rabbit food enthusiast, I'm a salad connoisseur." - Unknown

81. "If you don't like vegan food, you're just not doing it right." - Unknown

82. “I’ve got 99 problems and protein ain’t one.” - Unknown

83. "You'll stop using straws to save fish, but won’t stop eating fish to save fish?" - Unknown

84. “I don’t eat anything that poops.” - Unknown

85. "I don't trust people who don't like avocados. I mean, what's not to like?" - Unknown

86. “Spread hummus not hate.” - Unknown


Quotes about Vegan Travel

87. " I have traveled far and wide as both a non-vegan and vegan and I can say without hesitation that vegan travel is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done." - Jase Quelch, Roaming Vegans

88. "Vegan travel is about exploring new cultures, learning about different plant-based foods, and showing that living a compassionate lifestyle is possible no matter where you go." - Vegan Voyagers

89. "Traveling as a vegan can be an adventure in itself, as you discover new plant-based foods and connect with like-minded individuals." - Unknown

90. "Being vegan while traveling opens up a whole new world of delicious and healthy food options." - Katie Cleary

91. "Vegan travel isn't just about what you eat, it's about the experiences and connections you make along the way." - Jackie Day

92. "Vegan travel is not only possible, it's also a chance to showcase the diverse and delicious plant-based cuisines of the world." - Jasmin Singer

93. "Eating plant-based while traveling is not only good for your health, but also for the planet and its inhabitants." - Vegan World Trekker

94. "Traveling as a vegan can be a challenge, but it's also a chance to learn more about different cuisines and how to adapt them to a plant-based diet." - Sarah Kirby

95. "Traveling as a vegan can be a bit more planning-intensive, but it's worth it for the chance to explore new plant-based foods and cultures." - Matt Frazier

96. "Eating vegan while traveling doesn't mean missing out on local flavors and culinary experiences." - Kristin Lajeunesse

97. "As a vegan traveler, you have the power to support local farmers and sustainable agriculture." - Lindsay Miles

98. "One of the best parts of traveling as a vegan is discovering new plant-based restaurants and cafes in every city." - Emily von Euw

99. "Traveling as a vegan is a chance to connect with locals and learn about their traditional plant-based dishes." - Lynda Landaverde

100. "Vegan travel is an opportunity to show others that a plant-based lifestyle can be easy, delicious, and fulfilling." - Katie Higgins

101. "Vegan travel is a chance to break down stereotypes and show that a plant-based lifestyle is inclusive and accessible to all." - Georgina Rawlings

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