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134 Eating Quotes

Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.

Matthew (Mathew) Henry Quotes , Source: Commentaries (Psalm CIV)

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He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.

Matthew (Mathew) Henry Quotes , Source: Commentaries (Psalm XXXI)

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I want every peasant to have a chicken in his pot on Sundays. [Fr., Je veux que le dimanche chaque paysan ait sa poule au pot.]

Matthew (Mathew) Henry Quotes , Source: Commentaries (Psalm XXXI)

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He pares his apple that will cleanly feed.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Church Porch (st. 2)

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A cherefull looke makes a dish a feast. [A cheerful look makes a dish a feast.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Gluttony kills more then the sword. [Gluttony kills more than the sword.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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'Tis not the food, but the content, That makes the table's merriment.

Robert Herrick Quotes , Source: Content not Cates

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Out did the meate, out did the frolick wine.

Robert Herrick Quotes , Source: Ode for Ben Jonson

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God never sendeth mouth but he sendeth meat.

John Heywood Quotes , Source: Proverbs (pt. I, ch. IV)

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Born but to banquet, and to drain the bowl.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. X, l. 622), (Pope's translation)

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"Good, well-dress'd turtle beats them hollow,-- It almost makes me wish, I vow, To have two stomachs, like a cow!" And lo! as with the cud, an inward thrill Upheaved his waistcoat and disturb'd his frill, His mouth was oozing, and he work'd his jaw-- "I almost that that I could eat one raw."

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: The Turtles

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The consummate pleasure (in eating) is not in the costly flavour, but in yourself. Do you seek for sauce for sweating?

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (II, 2)

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Free livers on a small scale; who are prodigal within the compass of a guinea.

Washington Irving Quotes , Source: The Stout Gentleman

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Think of the man who first tried German sausage.

Jerome K. Jerome Quotes , Source: Three Men in a Boat (ch. XIV)

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For I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson (vol. III, ch. 9)

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For a man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Piozzi's Anecdotes of Johnson

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Digestive cheese, and fruit there sure will be.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Epigram CI

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Yet shall you have to rectify your palate, An olive, capers, or some better salad Ushering the mutton; with a short-legged hen, If we can get her, full of eggs, and then, Limons, and wine for sauce: to these a coney Is not to be despaired of for our money; And though fowl now be scarce, yet there are clerks, The sky not falling, think we may have larks.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Epigram CI

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The master of art or giver of wit, Their belly.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Poetaster

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To eat at another's table is your ambition's height. [Lat., Bona summa putes, aliena vivere quadra.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (V, 2)

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A woman asked a coachman, "Are you full inside?" Upon which Lamb put his head through the window and said, "I am quite full inside; that last piece of pudding at Mr. Gillman's did the business for me."

Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) Quotes , Source: Autobiographical Recollections, by Charles R. Leslie

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He hath a fair sepulchre in the grateful stomach of the judicious epicure--and for such a tomb might be content to die.

Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) Quotes , Source: Dissertation upon Roast Pig

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If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner, And take to light claret instead of pale ale; Look down with an utter contempt upon butter, And never touch bread till its toasted--or stale.

Henry S. Leigh Quotes , Source: A Day for Wishing

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Your supper is like the Hidalgo's dinner; very little meat, and a great deal of tablecloth.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Spanish Student (act I, sc. 4)

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I am glad that my Adonis hath a sweete tooth in his head.

John Lyly (Lylie or Lyllie) Quotes , Source: Euphues and his England (p. 308)

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