|C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.|
| Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.|
| Simple diet is best.|
| Unquiet meals make ill digestion.|
| Many dishes bring many diseases.|
| One meal a day is enough for a lion, and it ought to suffice for a man.|
Dr. George Fordyce.
| ||Now, good digestion wait on appetite,|
|And health on both!|
| A fig for your bill of fare; show me your bill of company.|
| Free-livers on a small scale, who are prodigal within the compass of a guinea.|
| It was Dean Swift who ignored the bill of fare, and asked for a bill of the company.|
N. P. Willis.
| In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eat about twice as much as nature requires.|
| The chief pleasure (in eating) does not consist in costly seasoning or exquisite flavor, but in yourself. Do you seek for sauce by sweating.|
| A chine of honest bacon would please my appetite more than all the marrow-puddings, for I like them better plain, having a very vulgar stomach.|
| If thou wouldst preserve a sound body, use fasting and walking; if a healthful soul, fasting and praying; walking exercises the body, praying exercises the soul, fasting cleanses both.|
| Food, improperly taken, not only produced original diseases, but affords those that are already engendered both matter and sustenance; so that, let the father of disease be what it may. Intemperance is certainly its mother.|
| Your worm is your only emperor for diet; we fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots.|
| All courageous animals are carnivorous, and greater courage is to be expected in a people, such as the English, whose food is strong and hearty, than in the half starved commonalty of other countries.|
Sir W. Temple.