“Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.”
Voltaire (Pen name of Francois Marie Arouet, French writer and philosopher, one of the leaders of the Enlightenment)
“Drink is in itself a good creature of God, and to be received with thankfulness, but the abuse of drink is from Satan, the wine is from God, but the Drunkard is from the Devil.”
Increase Mather (1639-1723)
Boston minister and educator.
“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.”
“Zen. . . does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.”
Alan W. Watts, ‘The Way of Zen’, 1957(1915-1973)
“We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana as of a miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
“If God grants me longer life, I will see to it that no peasant in my kingdom will lack the means to have a chicken in the pot every Sunday.”
Henri IV of France, in a conversation with the Duke of Savoy
“How can people say they don't eat eggplant when God loves the color and the French love the name? I don't under’stand.”
Jeff Smith (‘The Frugal Gourmet’)
“God made yeast, as well as dough, and loves fermentation just as dearly as he loves vegetation.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American poet, essayist.
“Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed.”
Robert Schuller, evangelist
‘How to Be an Extraordinary Person in an Ordinary World’
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, author of 'Lord of the Rings' (1892-1973)
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