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41 Hunger Quotes

I hear Socrates saying that the best seasoning for food is hunger; for drink, thirst. [Lat., Socratem audio dicentem, cibi condimentum essa famem, potionis sitim.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (II, 28)

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Oliver Twist has asked for more.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: Oliver Twist (ch. II)

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They that die by famine die by inches.

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

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Bid the hungry Greek go to heaven, he will go. [Lat., Graeculus esuriens in coelum, jusseris, ibit.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (III, 78)

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The belly is the teacher of art and the bestower of genius. [Lat., Magister artis ingeniique largitor venter.]

Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires--Prologue (X)

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A hungry people listens not to reason, not cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers. [Lat., Nec rationem patitur, nec aequitate mitigatur nec ulla prece flectitur, populus esuriens.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: De Brevitate Vitoe (XVIII)

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They said they were anhungry; sighed forth proverbs-- That hunger broke stone walls, that dogs must eat, That meat was made for mouths, that the gods sent not Corn for the rich men only. With these shreds They vented their complainings, which being answered And a petition granted them, a strange one, To break the heart of generosity, And make bold power look pale, they threw their caps As they would hang them on the horns o' th' moon, Shouting their emulation.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Coriolanus (Marcius at I, i)

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Come, our stomachs Will make what's homely savory.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Belarius at III, vi)

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Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Julius Caesar at I, ii)

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With this there grows In my most ill-compos'd affection such A stanchless avarice that, were I King, I should cut off the nobles for their lands, Desire his jewels, and this other's house, And my more-having would be as a sauce To make me hunger more, that I should forge Quarrels unjust against the good and loyal, Destroying them for wealth.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Macbeth (Malcolm at IV, iii)

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I can't talk religion to a man with bodily hunger in his eyes.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes , Source: Major Barbara

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The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes , Source: Major Barbara

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Viewed narrowly, all life is universal hunger and the expression of energy associated with it.

Mary Ritter Beard Quotes

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Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.

Aristophanes Quotes

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He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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There are so many hungry people that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

Corita Kent Quotes

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