Eating Quotes – human nature and food, cooking, eating

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This post on Eating Quotes presents quotes on food, eating habits, cooking, cooks and food lovers. It is well said by someone wise, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Or this one – “We must eat to live and not live to eat.” So true and direct!

I hope you will enjoy the real-life, thought-provoking quotes on eating that appreciate how important it is to have food and how can we perfect our habits and thinking about eating.

Eating Quotes

“A feast is made for laughter.” — Bible, Ecclesiastes 10:19


“Be not hasty in a feast.” — Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 31:17


“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” — Ludwig von Beethoven


“The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” — Cervantes


“After supper, walk a mile.” — Beaumont and Fletcher


“Give me a good digestion, Lord, and also something to digest.” — A Pilgrim’s Grace


“Butter and honey shall they eat, that they may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.” — Bible, Isaiah 8:15


“He who renounces that food for the sake of a weaker man is a god.” — Far Eastern saying


“The belly is the commanding part of the body.” — Homer

“A hungry stomach has no ears.” — La Fontaine


“The eye is bigger than the belly.” — George Herbert


“Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them.” — Tyrius Maximus


“Men whose sole bliss is eating can give but that one brutish reason why they live.” — Juvenal


“We must eat to live and not live to eat.” — Henry Fielding


“Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.” — Socrates


“Consume your own smoke.” — Browning


“Men who are thirsty drink in silence.” — Greek proverb


“What reveals a man is his behavior in time of hunger.” — African proverb

“Eat at your own table as you would eat at the table of the king.” — Confucius


“Eaten bread is forgotten.” — Thomas Fuller


“It is hard to pay for bread that has been eaten.” — Danish proverb


“Man doth not live by bread alone.” — Bible, Deuteronomy 6:5


“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” — Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“An hungry man is an angry man.” — Scottish proverb

Quotes on eating


“Hunger is the teacher of the arts and the bestower of invention.” — Persisus


“No matter how much you feed a wolf he will always return to the forest.” — “It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.” — Russian proverbs


“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” — “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” — English proverbs


“More men are slain by suppers than by the sword.” — Old proverb


“Simple diet is best; for many dishes bring many diseases.” — Pliny the Elder


“What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others.” — Lucretius


“My soul is dark with stormy riot, directly traceable to diet.” — Samuel Hoffenstein


“Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.” — “I saw few die of hunger — of eating, a hundred thousand.” — “A full belly makes a dull brain.” — “A fat kitchen, a lean will.” — “In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.” — “To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.” —
Benjamin Franklin


“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.” — “Appetite [is] a universal wolf.” — “A man may fish with the worm that hath eaten of a king, and eat the fish that hath fed of that worm.” — “I marvel how the fishes live in the sea. Why, as men do on land; the great ones eat up the little ones.” — Shakespeare


“Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than a house full of feasting with strife.” — “Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.” — Bible, Proverbs 15:17


“The difference between a rich man and a poor man, is this — the former eats when he pleases, and the latter when he can get it.” — Sir Walter Raleigh


“Men dig their graves with their own teeth and die more by those fated instruments than the weapons of their enemies.” — Thomas Moffett


“The stomach begs and clamors, and listens to no precepts.” — “A great step towards independence is a good-humored stomach.” — Seneca


“Now learn what and how great benefits a temperate diet will bring along with it. In the first place, you will enjoy good health.” — Horace
“What we eat is radiation; our food is so much quanta of energy.” — Dr. Crile