One should eat to live, not live to eat.
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- In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
- Beware the hobby that eats.
- Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
- He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
- Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
- What vast additions to the conveniences and comforts of living might mankind have acquired, if the money spent in wars had been employed in works of public utility; what an extension of agriculture even to the tops of our mountains; what rivers rendered navigable, or joined by canals; what bridges, aqueducts, new roads, and other public works, edifices, and improvements might not have been obtained by spending those millions in doing good, which in the last war have been spent in doing mischief.