“Eats first, morals after.”
Bertolt Brecht, 'The Threepenny Opera’ (1928)
“....shellfish are the prime cause of the decline of morals and the adaptation of an extravagant lifestyle.”
Pliny the Elder (A.D. 23-79)
“It is to be regretted that domestication has seriously deteriorated the moral character of the duck. In a wild state, he is a faithful husband.....but no sooner is he domesticated than he becomes polygamous, and makes nothing of owning ten or a dozen wives at a time.”
Isabella Beeton (1836-1865)
“Roast Beef, Medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy. Seated at Life's Dining Table, with the menu of Morals before you, your eye wanders a bit over the entrees, the hors d'oeuvres, and the things a la, though you know that Roast Beef, Medium, is safe and sane, and sure.”
Edna Ferber (1887-1968) American writer
“We are but the veriest, sorriest slaves of our stomach. Reach not after morality and righteousness, my friends; watch vigilantly your stomach, and diet it with care and judgment.”
Jerome K. Jerome, 'Three Men In A Boat' (1889)
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