ALBERT EINSTEIN (Albert Einstein, 1879-1955) - considered one of the greatest scientists of all time. Genius physicist - nobody but him, from Newton to the present day, it had such great progress in physics. At the beginning of the XX century, it turns fundamentally human concepts of the universe. Best known for his famous equation E = m.c2, with special and general relativity. Nobel Prize in Physics. He has performed as a fighter against all forms of violence with guns. It is believed that Einstein was a vegetarian. We include it here out of respect for his ability to think independently and to his insight of vegetarianism:
"Nothing is going to contribute to human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
Albert Schweitzer (Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965) - German physician, philosopher, theologian, musicologist and public. Based on its own resources and manage the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Lambarene, Gabon. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952, probably in the last 10 years of his life was not a vegetarian (see the book "Famous Vegetarians" of Rin Berry). But before that he was a vegetarian and had the honor in that its a good time to express these thoughts:
"The reasonable man must stand against all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo how they are. When we have a choice, we must avoid causing pain and suffering in the life of another, even the lowliest creature. If you do not do this incurs guilt which nothing justifies. "" This is the fate of every truth - to be ridiculed when was first uttered. Once was considered ridiculous to assume that blacks are really human beings and should be treated as such. What was once funny is now undeniable truth. Today is considered to be an exaggeration to proclaim constant respect for every form of life as a major requirement of rational ethics. But there comes a time when people will be amazed that the human race existed so long before you realize that unreasonable to commit suicide is incompatible with true morality. Morality in its absolute form includes responsibility for all life. "
Mahatma Gandhi (Mahandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869-1948) - called the Indian nation Mahatma - "Great Soul". Cited as one of the greatest political figures of the XX century, a prominent figure of the Indian national liberation movement, reformer, humanist:
"The greatness of a nation, its moral progress can be defined by the way it treats animals." "I think the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I would not want to take the life of a lamb for the human body. "" I do not accept meat food as necessary for us at any stage and in any climate in which it is possible for man to live normally. I think the meat unsuitable for our species. We sin by acting like a lower animal world if we are superior to it. "
George Bernard Shaw (George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950) - notable English writer of Irish origin, internationally drammatika and publicist:
"The atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research." 'Human beings are the only animals of which I am completely and truly scared.' "The average life expectancy is 63 years carnivorous ... I I'm on the verge of 85 and still work as hard as I can. I've lived long enough to die trying, but I just can not do it. A single steak would finish me off, but I can not be forced to swallow. I am threatened with eternal life. This is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism. "Shaw queries why not eat meat with its inherent sense of humor, he replied:" Animals are my friends, and I do not eat my friends. "
Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (1828-1910) - Russia's most famous writer and drammatika, thinker. Recognized as one of the greatest writers of all time. Creator of religious-philosophical (Tolstoyism) for neprotivene evil with violence:
"One can be healthy without killing animals for food. So if you eat meat, he participates in taking life to satisfy your appetite. "" If someone truly and seriously wants to make your life better, the first thing he would be refused, will use flesh of animals for food, because it is immoral and involving action - murder is incompatible with moral sense. "
Leonardo da Vinci (Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519) - famous Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, researcher and inventor:
"I gave up meat eating from an early age and the time will come when people will consider the murder of animals as criminal and disgusting, and now look at the murder of men."
Lucius ANEY Seneca (c. 4 BC. - 65 AD.) - Lived in Rome in the time of Paul and victim of Nero's insatiable cruelty. He says:
"Plant foods have enough food for the stomach, which we now crammed expensive things." "I definitely do not eat the flesh of dead animals and finally in my first year of abstinence has become not only a habit, and a nice job."
Socrates (c. 469-339 BC.) - Eminent Greek philosopher. Provides a template for a healthy city, while determined to citizens meals consisting of fruits, grains and vegetables. Responding to one man, who thinks that such food is quite simple, Socrates says:
"It seems to me that the city is described really well, so to speak, a healthy city. But if you want to come up and the city is suffering from disease, nothing stops us from doing that. It seems that some people will not be satisfied with food or way of living that we have described and will want to have in addition a lot of furniture and belongings, as well as meat. "Further, Socrates describes why he believes the use of meat home to many misery to people and society. He believes that war and disease are long, but the actual consequence of meat-eating. (From farewell dialogues of Plato, "Republic").
KUNDZA Confucius (c. 551-479 BC.) - Ancient Chinese educator, philosopher and educator:
"Follow invariably vegetarianism and beware not to take life."
Pythagoras of Samos (c. 580-500 BC.) - One of the largest Greek sages. Familiar with Egyptian and Eastern teachings. Founded the so-called Pythagorean school. Known today primarily as a contribution to geometry and mathematics. He is also one of the most famous ancient adherents of vegetarianism. That is his position on this question:
"People, if you desecrate unauthorized food. We Zlatoklas fields, juicy fruit cracking branches with their weight, vines, vegetables - tender and delicious. Pure milk, oatmeal and sweet honey are also provided to you. Profuse generously gives all the advantages ground - no cruelty, no murder and no blood. Only wild animals quench their hunger with flesh, and not all. Many wild animals eat plants. Only fierce predators - tigers chili, cruel lions, greedy wolves like to shed blood. What nefarious habit! How can the meat and blood of creatures like us and greedy body to kill goyim and other living creatures to support life? Is not it a shame for us, the district generous gifts of grace with passionate land, with fierce teeth to break up corpses torn by wild beasts hot? Man ... that listening miserable death-roaring cars innocent calf, which kills the lamb, crying like a child who fowls fight for fun or to eat, it would be difficult to decide to kill a man. At this cruel custom just like cannibalism. Oh nice, do not kill, do not, brethren! Death ... - spared death! Eat of what is permissible and worthy of loving and pure soul of man. "
Dr. William Castello:
"Vegetarians have the best diet. They have the lowest rates of cardiovascular disease than any other group in the country ... Some people scoff at vegetarians, but they have a minimum level of heart attacks (heart attacks) and 60% fewer cases of cancer. Now they outlive other men by about six years. "
Loudon BELO - Professor of Sociology. Co-author of several books on Asian economies:
"The fact is that there is enough food in the world for all but the tragedy is that most of the world's food and territorial resources are employed for the production of meat and other foods of animal origin for the wealthy while millions of children and adults suffer from malnutrition and hunger. "" American diet of fast food and eating habits of the wealthy meat in the world support the global food system that takes food resources from the hungry. Diet with more grasses and legumes and less beef and other meat is not just healthier for us, but also contributes to changing the world system that feeds some people and leaves others hungry. "
SEX AND Linda McCartney:
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian. We feel better about myself and the animals, knowing that they are contributing to their pain. "
Kim Basinger (Kim Basinger, 1953) - model and movie star:
"If you can see or feel suffering, would not think twice. Give life. Do not eat meat. "
Romain Rolland (Romain Rolland, 1866-1944) - Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915:
"Thousands of animals (now millions) are killed every day without a shadow of remorse. It cries out for retribution on the whole human race. '"For a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. Second, at least the recognition that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal, but thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without the slightest regret. If anyone paid attention to what would be considered ridiculous. And that's inexcusable crime. "
"I believe that any suffering that I have caused to laboratory animals at all is not helped humanity of mankind. '" As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to treat all creatures of good, love and compassion. That these animals suffer is more than clear. Please help to stop this madness. "
ANDREW Jacobs - Republican congressman, a member of the Republican Party:
"I have often spoken in Congress against the war in Vietnam and I commented on the congressmen hiding from the reality of war, saying," Many people eat meat but few go to the slaughterhouse. "I said it so often that I became a vegetarian."
NEIL Bernard - President of the Medical Committee for Responsible Medicine:
"Meat industry has led to the deaths of more Americans than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents together. If meat is your idea of" food for real people ", it is better to live really close to a good hospital. "
EMANUEL PUCK (Emannuel Kant, 1724-1804) - German philosopher and scientist:
"If someone wants to suppress his human feelings, he must show kindness to animals, for he who is cruel to them, it is so in his relations with people. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. "
"The question is not can they (animals) to think or talk, but can they suffer."
Mark Twain (Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorn Clemens, 1835-1910) - American realist novelist:
"I do not know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or not. The pain that it causes the animals is the basis of my enmity against this and it is for me sufficient justification of hostility, without going further. "
MOBI (Richard Melville Hall, 1965) - American musician, one of the most discussed figures in techno music:
"Would you ate your cat home or would you mentally underdeveloped child forced to go in the oven? If not, then why is the order of things to eat cows and test products on animals sensitive? I believe it to be made conscious actions that cause or condone suffering is absolutely reprehensible., I implore you to be compassionate and treat others as you want to relate to you. Unless you want to be beaten, thrown imprisoned, killed or tortured then you should not apologize similar behavior against someone - be it a man or not. "
Sir Paul McCartney (Paul McCartney, 1942) - English musician (singer, guitarist). One of the leading musicians of the band "The Beatles":
"I do not think we should kill other species. We think we are so much better! I do not think we are. I tell people: We obeyed all the animals of the earth, so are real winners in any contest between species. There could we be generous? I really think it's time to become good. There is no need to continue trampling animals. I think we should show that we are good. "
University MAKLANAHAN - actress:
"Compassion is the foundation of everything positive, everything good. If you carry the power of compassion, and when you're in the store, and the dining table, you can make your life happy. "
Paul Harvey - famous American a radio:
"Why do any of us can be as concerned about animal suffering? Why the government is not interested? - Animals do not vote. '"Nature as it is, is cruel - of course it is! Animals are really able to show cruelty to each other. It is assumed, however, that we must be more of them! Dickensian sympathy rescues children from exploitative enterprises. Linkalnovata empathy rescues slaves of white attitudes to them as "things". Civilization cry while waiting for each subsequent release. "
"How can you eat anything with eyes!"
MARY TAYLOR MOORE (Mary Tyler Moore, 1936) - U.S. actress:
"Behind every beautiful skin is history. It is bloody, barbaric story. "
Robert Louis Stevenson (Robert Lewis Stevenson, 1850-1894) - Scottish novelist neoromantik:
"We consume the carcasses of creatures that have appetites, passions and organs as our daily slaughter and fill with cries of pain and fear."
"Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is, whether its victim is human or animal, we can not expect things in the world to be better than they are now. We can not have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing living beings. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such an insane delight in killing we stop the progress of humanity. "
River Phoenix (River Phoenix, 1970) - American actor:
"When I was old enough to know that the meat has been produced with the murder, I took it as an inappropriate way to use our power to catch less and being mutilated. This is similar to the way they bullied bullies younger children in school. '"Animals can not really (verbally) to express their opinion. We believe that if we can express on their behalf. "
"Factories of killing and butchering of animals are further evidence that the level of our technical capabilities has increased more than our moral possibilities."
HARVEY DAYMAND - co-author of the book series "Power for Life":
"Put the baby in the trash with apple and a rabbit. If you eat the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car. "
Jeremy Rifkin - a scientist with over 15 books on the impact of technological and scientific change in culture. Jeremy Rifkin is a person with strong public influence in U.S. politics:
"The transition of world agriculture from food grain for people to grain for animal feed, which people eat is bad, the consequences can be far greater and longer than any past examples of violence caused by human at its defenseless creatures. "
"Utopians believe that the killing of our friends - other creatures gradually destroys the sense of compassion - the finest emotion of which human nature is capable."
Dr. William C. Roberts - MD, editor of the American Journal of Cardiology (American Journal of Cardiology):
"When we kill animals to eat them, they ended up killing us because their flesh was never intended for human beings who are vegetarian by nature."
Dr. NATHAN PRITKIN - MD. Founder of the world-famous center for longevity. The program is based on science and research and offers a comprehensive method that combines a special diet and exercise. London Business Times Pritkin method defines as "undoubtedly the most efficient in the world change program that includes diet, exercise and changes in lifestyle."
“Вегетарианците често се безпокоят за приемането на достатъчно протеини, но аз не познавам нито един експерт по хранене, който може да даде диета от природни храни, която да даде в резултат недостиг на витамини, стига да няма недостиг в калориите. Вие се нуждаете само от 5 или 6% калории от протеини общо… и то е практически невъзможно да се получат под 9% в обикновените диети.”
ФРАНСИС МУР ЛАП (1944) – авторка на епохалната книга “Диета за една малка планета” продадена в над 4 000 000 екземпляра:
“Организацията на нашата система за хранене взема изобилие от жито, което някои хора не могат да си позволят, и го превръща в месо, за което по-заможните ще платят.”
РАЛФ УОЛДО ЕМЕРСЪН:
“Току-що сте се нахранили с месо, но колкото и старателно кланицата да е скрита на благовидно далечно разстояние от много мили, съучастничество има.”
ПЕТЪР ДИМКОВ (1886-1971) – един от най-известните и уважавани български природолечители. Автор на многотомния труд “Българска народна медицина. Природолечение и природосъобразен живот” и на др. books. В книгата “Живейте 100 години” той съветва:
“Вегетарианският хранителен режим е за предпочитане, защото има реални предимства. Той предлага на човека храни, които се усвояват лесно, не създават трудности на храносмилането, внасят в организма достатъчно енергия, достатъчно необходими за здравето и живота вещества.” “Предпочитайте вегетарианската храна пред месната, защото тя е по-лесно усвоима от организма и съдържа всичко, което е необходимо. Предпочитайте да не ангажирате стомаха си с храненето постоянно – това е здравословно и пряко облекчава работата на мисълта, тъй като не задържа голямо количество кръв в корема (както е при хранене с месо). Не допускайте из стомаха и червата ви цяла нощ да се въргаля мършата на месото, облекчавайте храносмилането си.”
*Ние всички имаме една и съща мечта да живеем. Нека всички да я изживеем. Не яжте животни.