Many people are vegan all over the world. Over 79 million people are vegan today, and the numbers continue to grow. However, the reasons people are vegan are varied. Sometimes people are vegans for a single reason and sometimes those reasons are overlapping. The most common reasons people become vegan are because of health, faith and spiritual, animal advocacy, and environmental.

Here are some famous vegan quotes to encourage and inspire your journey.

“If you don’t take care of this the most magnificent machine that you will ever be given… where are you going to live?” – Karen Calabrese

“Violence begins with the fork.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Without pushing an agenda (okay, maybe I’ve pushed a bit), I’ve spread a little veganism wherever I’ve gone.” – Tai Ronnen, The Conscious Cook

“I’m a vegan. I respect the environment and I do my best to spread the importance of such and issue.” – Jared Leto

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

“I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings. And I just couldn’t disconnect myself from it any longer.” Ellen Degeneres

“A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.” – George Bernard Shaw

“I don’t understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open or put them on powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs the rest of their lives.” – Dean Ornish, MD

“If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend.” – Gary L. Francione

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

“Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species.” – Chris Hedges

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

“There is something about veganism that is not easy, but the difficulty is not inherent in veganism, but in our culture.” – Will Tuttle

“Don’t wait for a better world. Start now to create a world of harmony and peace. It is up to you, and it always has been. You may even find the solution at the end of your fork.” – Sharon Gannon

“I like being vegan, I think it’s good for my health.” – Moby

“A plant-based diet is more likely to produce good health and to reduce sharply the risk of heart problems, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, gallstones, and kidney disease.” – T. Colin Campbell, PhD

“I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.” _ Rita Rudner

“Personal purity isn’t really the issue. Not supporting animal abuse – and persuading others not to support it – is.” – Peter Singer

“Intelligence is the ability of a species to live in harmony with its environment.” – Paul Watson

“I’ve become friends with chefs at the meatiest restaurants you can imagine, and shown them a few things that opened their minds (and their menus) to vegan options. It’s easy to be convincing when the food is delicious. It doesn’t feel like a sacrifice — it feels like a step up.” – Tai Ronnen, The Conscious Cook

“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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