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Good Dinner Quotes

“This was a good dinner enough, to be sure; but it was not a dinner to ask a man to.”
Samuel Johnson, English writer, lexicographer, critic and conversationalist (1709-1784)


“Next to eating good dinners, a healthy man with a benevolent turn of mind, must like, I think, to read about them.”
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)


“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.”
Samuel Pepys (1633-1703)


“Everything ends this way in France - everything. Weddings, christenings, duels, funerals, swindlings, diplomatic affairs -- everything is a pretext for a good dinner.”
Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) ‘Cecile’


“After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's relatives.”
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


“The same intelligence is required to marshal an army in battle and to order a good dinner. The first must be as formidable as possible, the second as pleasant as possible, to the participants.”
Plutarch (Greek biographer and philosopher) Plutarch quoting Aemilius Paulus, conqueror of Persia (46 - 120)


“A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon the table than when his wife talks Greek.”
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


“Nice Eaters seldom meet with a good Dinner.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)  ‘Poor Richard's Almanac’



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