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Quotations about Food

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.
- La Rochefoucauld

He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician.
- Chinese Proverb

Stomach: A slave that must accept everything that is given to it, but which avenges wrongs as slyly as does the slave.
- Emile Souvester

The belly is the giver of genius.
- Persius

Eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
- Mark Twain

A hungry stomach rarely despises common food.
- Horace

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
(from Food Quotes and Proverbs)

Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me.
- Proverbs 30:8

Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food.
- Hippocrates

Never ask a favor of a man until he has had his dinner.

- Proverb

Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.
- William Shakespeare

When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct medicine is of no need.
- Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb

You are what you eat.
- American Proverb

Eat at your own as you would the table of a king.
- Confucius

Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks. 
- Lin Yutang

Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means.
- Maimonides


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