"The average age (longevity) of a meat-eater is 63. I am on the verge of
85 and still at work as hard as ever. I have lived quite long enough and
am trying to die, but I simply cannot do it. A single beef-steak would
finish me, but I cannot bring myself to swallow it. I am oppressed with
a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of
"When we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can
we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?"
"A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses."
"People ask me how I look so young, I tell them I look my age. It is
other people who look older, what do expect from people who eat corpses?
"Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge,
it does so at the expense of human character."
"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to
be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity."
"There are hundreds of paths to scientific knowledge; the cruel ones can
teach us only what we ought not to know."
"My situation is a solemn one. Life is offered to me on condition of
eating beefsteaks. But death is better than cannibalism. My will
contains directions for my funeral, which will be followed not by
mourning coaches, but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small
traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarves in honor of
the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures."
""We pray on Sundays that we may have Light to guide our footsteps on
the path we tread; We are sick of war, we don't want to fight, And yet
we gorge ourselves upon the DEAD"
"Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends!"
"Atrocities are no less atrocities when they occur in laboratories
and are called 'medical research."
"Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity."
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