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[ Also see Appetite Beggary Cookery Cooking Desire Eating Festivities Poverty Want ]

A fishmonger's wife may feed of a conger; but a serving-man's wife may starve for hunger.
      - Unattributed Author,
        Health to the Gentlemanly Profession of Servingmen

Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.
      - Pearl Bailey

Hunger is sharper than the sword.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        The Honest Man's Fortune
         (act II, sc. 2, l. 1)

Bone and Skin, two millers thin,
  Would starve us all, or near it;
    But be it known to Skin and Bone
      That Flesh and Blood can't bear it.
      - John Byrom, Epigram on Two Monopolists

Famished people must be slowly nursed,
  And fed by spoonfuls, else they always burst.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

When I feed the hungry, they call me a saint. When I ask why they have no food, they call me a Communist.
      - Helder Camara,
        in the New York Times, March 31, 1991

It is difficult to spear to the belly, because it has no ears.
      - Cato (Marcus Porcius Cato "The Elder") (a/k/a Cato the Censor),
        when the Romans demanded corn

Hunger is the best sauce in the world.
  [Sp., La mejor salsa del mundo es la hambre.]
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),
        Don Quixote

Enough is as good as a feast.
      - George Chapman, Eastward Ho!
         (act III, sc. 2),
        written by Chapman, Jonson, Marston

Hunger was the best seasoning for meat.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

I hear Socrates saying that the best seasoning for food is hunger; for drink, thirst.
  [Lat., Socratem audio dicentem, cibi condimentum essa famem, potionis sitim.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (II, 28)

Oliver Twist has asked for more.
      - Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (ch. II)

Hunger steals the memory.
      - Louise Erdrich

Where there is Hunger, Law is not regarded; and where Law is not regarded, there will be Hunger.
      - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
      - Indira Gandhi

They that die by famine die by inches.
      - Matthew (Mathew) Henry, Commentaries
         (Psalm LIX)

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios")

To hunger for use and to go unused is the worst hunger of all.
      - Lyndon Baines Johnson

Any of us would kill a cow rather than not have beef.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Bid the hungry Greek go to heaven, he will go.
  [Lat., Graeculus esuriens in coelum, jusseris, ibit.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Satires
         (III, 78)

Hunger is the teacher of the arts, and the bestower of invention.
      - Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)

The belly is the teacher of art and the bestower of genius.
  [Lat., Magister artis ingeniique largitor venter.]
      - Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus),
        Satires--Prologue (X)

I suspect that hunger was my mother.
  [Lat., Famem fuisse suspicor matrem mihi.]
      - Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus), Stichus
         (act II, 1, 1)

Obliged by hunger and request of friends.
      - Alexander Pope,
        Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot--Prologue to the Satires
         (l. 44)

Hunger is the best cook.
  [Lat., Fames est optimus coquus.]
      - Proverb, (Latin, German)

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