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Quotations about Healthy Eating

"I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand."
- Benjamin Franklin

"The King who cannot rule his diet, will hardly rule his realm in peace and quiet."
- Passage from the "Rule of Health of Salerno", author unknown

"We never repent of having eaten too little."
- Thomas Jefferson

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."
- La Rochefoucauld

"He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician."
- Chinese Proverb

"Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food."
- Often attributed to Hippocrates, though there is no evidence that he actually said this

"The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine."
- Hippocrates. so they say

"Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
- modified from : Edward Stanley (1826-1893) from The Conduct of Life

"What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others"
- Lucretius. 95-55 B. C.

"Feed a cold, stave a fever"
- old wives tale

"When you fast ... your Father shall reward you openly."
- Matthew 6:17-18

"Do you not yet understand, that whatsoever enters in at the mouth, goes into the belly, and is cast out into the sewer?"
- Matthew 15:17

"Be not anxious for what you shall eat,or what you shall drink ... or what you shall wear ... Isn't life more than food? ... and the body more than clothing?"
- Luke 12:22; 29

"Daniel made up his mind he would not defile himself with the king's meat and wine ... Let us be given pulses to eat, and water to drink ... At the end of ten days, their appearance was handsomer, and they were stronger, than all the youths who had been eating the king's food."
- Daniel 1:12, 15, 17, 18

"Man does not live by bread alone ... "
- Matthew 4:4

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