One should eat to live, not live to eat.
Go to your banquet, then, but use delight, so as to rise still with an appetite.
The chief pleasure in eating does not consist in costly seasoning or exquisite flavor, but in yourself.—Do you seek sauce by labor?
By eating what is sufficient man is enabled to work; he is hindered from working and becomes heavy, idle, and stupid if he takes too much.—As to bodily distempers occasioned by excess, there is no end of them.
Simple diet is best, for many dishes bring many diseases, and rich sauces are worse than even heaping several meats upon each other.
The difference between a rich man and a poor man, is this—the former eats when he pleases, and the latter when he can get it.
They are as sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.
For the sake of health medicines are taken by weight and measure; so ought food to be, or by some similar rule.
The turnpike road to most people's hearts, I find, lies through their mouths, or I mistake mankind.