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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A full man is no eater.  Portuguese.  1
A man must eat though every tree were a gallows.  Dutch.  2
A man that has had his fill is no eater.  Spanish.  3
A good eater must be a good man.  Benjamin Disraeli.  4
A morsel eaten gains no friends.  5
As a man eats so he works.  German.  6
Eat a bit before you drink.  7
Eat and drink measurely and defy the mediciners.  8
Eat and welcome, fast and heartily welcome.  9
Eat after your own fashion, clothe yourself as others do.  10
Eat at pleasure, drink by measure.  11
Eaten bread is soon forgotten.  12
Eat bread that’s light and cheese by weight.  Dutch.  13
Eat little at dinner, less at supper;
Sleep aloft and you will sleep oft.  Spanish.
Eat peas with the king and cherries with the beggar.  15
Eat the fruit and don’t inquire about the tree.  Turkish.  16
Eat the present and break the dish (so as not to be reminded of the obligation).  Arabian.  17
Eat-well is Drink-well’s brother.  18
Eat with him and beware of him.  Portuguese.  19
Eating and drinking make the stomach full but the purse empty.  German.  20
Eating and drinking want but a beginning.  21
Eating and drinking take away one’s hunger.  22
Eating little and speaking little can never do a man harm.  23
Eating sets the head to rights.  24
He has two stomachs to eat and one to work.  25
He that banquets every day never makes a good meal.  26
He that eats most porridge shall have most meat.  27
He that eats the king’s goose shall be choked by the feathers.  28
He that eats well and drinks well should do his duty well.  29
He that eats while he lasts will be war while he die.  30
He who eats but one dish never wants a physician.  31
He who eats pears with his master should not choose the best.  Italian.  32
He who eats the meat let him pick the bone.  Spanish.  33
If I were to fast for my life I would eat a good breakfast in the morning.  34
If you eat it up at supper, you cannot have it at breakfast.  Spanish.  35
If you hate a man eat his bread, if you love him do the same.  36
It is a great pleasure to eat and have nothing to pay.  37
It is dangerous to eat cherries with the great; they throw the stones at your head.  Danish.  38
It is very savory to eat scot free.  Spanish.  39
Nice eaters seldom meet with a good dinner.  40
Often and little eating makes a man fat.  41
One does not eat acorns when he has peaches.  German.  42
One is never well at table unless there be four in company.  Arabian Nights.  43
One may be surfeited by eating tarts.  French.  44
People must eat if every tree were a gallows.  Dutch, Danish.  45
She that is ashamed to eat at table eats in private.  46
Some eat the stew, then ask for the pan.  47
To eat and to scratch one has but to begin.  Spanish.  48
To good eating belongs good drinking.  German.  49
Who eats and leaves has another good meal.  50
Who eats his dinner alone must saddle his horse alone.  Spanish, Portuguese.  51

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