An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide.


Josh Billings (1815-1885, American humorist, lecturer)


Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god.


Charles Buck


One meal a day is enough for a lion, and it ought to be for a man.


George Fordyce


In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


A poor man who eats too much, as contradistinguished from a gourmand, who is a rich man who "lives well."


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


They whose sole bliss is eating can give but that one brutish reason why they live.


(Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal (c.55-c.130, Roman satirical poet)


God forgives the sin of gluttony.


Catalan Proverb


Glutton: one who digs his grave with his teeth.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


The pleasures of the palate deal with us like the Egyptian thieves, who strangle those whom they embrace.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


Gluttony is the source of all our infirmities and the fountain of all our diseases. As fire extinguished by an excess of fuel, so is the natural health of the body destroyed by an intemperate diet.


Author Unknown


Gluttony kills more than the sword.


Author Unknown


Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.


Peter De Vries (1910-1993, American author)


My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.


Orson Welles (1915-1985, American film maker)


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