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Virtue and Food Quotes

“Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?”
William Shakespeare


“Drunkenness is his best virtue, for he will be swine-drunk; and in his sleep he does little harm, save to his bedclothes about him.”
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
'All's Well That Ends Well'

“Hospitality, n.  The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food or lodging.”
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
'The Devil's Dictionary' (1911)


“Much Virtue in Herbs, little in Men.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
‘Poor Richard's Almanac’


"Aioli (garlic mayonnaise) epitomizes the heat, the power, and the joy of the Provençal sun, but it has another virtue - it drives away flies."
Frédéric Mistral (1891)


Coffee has two virtues: it is wet and warm.”
Dutch saying


Digestion: The conversion of victuals into virtues.”
Ambrose Bierce, American writer (1842-1914)


“Weed -- a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


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