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And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

Bible Quotes , Source: Isaiah (ch. XXV, v. 6)

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When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

Bible Quotes , Source: John (ch. VI, v. 12)

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He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.

Bible Quotes , Source: Judges (ch. V, v. 25)

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But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Bible Quotes , Source: Matthew (ch. IV, v. 4)

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Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body more than raiment?

Bible Quotes , Source: Matthew (ch. VI, v. 25)

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(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

Bible Quotes , Source: Philippians (ch. III, v. 18-19)

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Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XV, v. 17)

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A warmed-up dinner was never worth much. [Fr., Un diner rechauffe ne valut jamais rien.]

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux Quotes , Source: Lutrin (I, 104)

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Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are. [Fr., Dis moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.]

Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Quotes , Source: Physiologie du Gout

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First come, first served.

Henry Brinklow Quotes , Source: Complaint of Roderyck Mors

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That famish'd people must be slowly nurst, And fed by spoonfuls, else they always burst.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 158)

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Man is a carnivorous production, And must have meals, at least one meal a day; He cannot live, like woodcocks, upon suction, But, like the shark and tiger, must have prey; Although his anatomical construction Bears vegetables, in a grumbling way, Your laboring people think beyond all question, Beef, veal, and mutton better for digestion.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 67)

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All human history attests That happiness for man,--the hungry sinner!-- Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 99)

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Better halfe a loafe than no bread.

William Camden Quotes , Source: Remaines--Proverbs (p. 293)

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A loaf of bread, the Walrus said, Is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides Are very good indeed-- Now if you're ready, Oysters, dear, We can begin to feed!

Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Rev. Charles L. Dodgson) Quotes , Source: Through the Looking Glass, The Walrus and the Carpenter

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The stomach carries the heart, and not the heart the stomach. [Sp., Tripas llevan corazon, que no corazon tripas.]

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (ch. II, 47)

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The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (ch. XXIV)

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Trust no one unless you have eaten much salt with him. [Lat., Nemini fidas, nisi cum quo prius multos modios salis absumpseris.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Amicitia (19, 67)

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Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat. [Lat., Esse oportet ut vivas, non vivere ut edas.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Rhetoricorum Ad C. Herennium (IV, 7)

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For he on honey-dew hath fed, And drunk the milk of Paradise.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: Kubla Khan

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Oh, dainty and delicious! Food for the gods! Ambrosia for Apicius! Worthy to thrill the soul of sea-born Venus, Or titillate the palate of Silenus!

William Augustus Croffut Quotes , Source: Clam Soup

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A friendly swarry, consisting of a boiled leg of mutton with the usual trimmings.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (ch. XXXVII)

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The true Amphitryon.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Amphitryon (act IV, sc. 1)

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When mighty roast beef was the Englishman's food It ennobled our hearts and enriched our blood-- Our soldiers were brave and our courtiers were good. Oh! the roast beef of England. And Old England's roast beef.

Henry Fielding Quotes , Source: Grub Street Opera (act III, sc. 2), "The Roast Beef of Old England"

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Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes , Source: Poor Richard

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