Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet --- Albert Einstein
But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy --- Plutarch
As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love. --- Pythagoras (attributed by Ovid)
International Vegetarian Union
another site on vegetarianism
Vegetariansim: A means to a higher end
Plutarch's excellent essay: On the eating of flesh
extracts from "On the eating of flesh"