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Eating and Living Quotes

Some quotes are so good they are repeated (and twisted around) for thousands of years.

"The Creator, by making man eat to live, invites him to do so with appetite and rewards him with pleasure."

Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826),
'The Physiology of Taste'


"Obesity is never found among the savages or among the classes of society where the people have to work to eat, and where they only eat to live."

Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)


"Eat to live, and not live to eat."

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
‘Poor Richard's Almanac’


"We must eat to live and live to eat."

Henry Fielding, British author


"According to the saying of an ancient philosopher, one should eat to live, and not live to eat."

'L'Avare', Moliere (1622-1673) French playwright.


"Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."

Socrates (470 - 399 BC) Greek philosopher.
Plutarch's ‘How a Young Man Ought to Hear Poems’



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