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Quote Left A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food;... Quote Right
Quote Left Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. Quote Right
Quote Left Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate Quote Right
Quote Left All wholesome food is caught without a net or a trap. Quote Right
Quote Left What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. Quote Right
Quote Left If the use of animal food be, in consequence, subversive to the peace of human society, how unwarrantable is the injustice and the barbarity which is exercised toward these miserable victims. They are called into existence by human artifice that they may drag out a short and miserable existence of slavery and disease, that their bodies may be mutilated, their social feelings outraged. It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery. Quote Right
Quote Left In the cage there is food, not much, but there is food-outside are only great stretches of freedom. Quote Right
Quote Left Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. Quote Right
Quote Left (1) Do not let your children make toys out of flies/butterflies or birds. Such behavior results in injury to living creatures, but also it arouses in young hearts an impulse to cruelty and murder. Stories illustrative of the commandments: (2) The wife of a soldier named Fan was tuberculous and close to death. She was ordered to eat the brains of 100 sparrows as a remedy. When she saw the birds in the cage, she sighed and said: 'Must it be that 100 living creatures are to be killed that I may be healed? I would rather die than permit them to suffer.' She opened the cage and allowed them to fly away. Afterwards she recovered from her illness. (3) Tsao-Pin lived in a ruined house. His children begged him to have it repaired. He answered: 'In the cold winter the cracks in the walls and the space between the tiles and between the stones provide a shelter and a refuge to all kinds of living creatures. We should not endanger their lives.' (4) Wu-Tang used to take his son hunting with him. One day they came upon a stag that was playing with its young one. Tang took an arrow and killed the young one. The frightened stag ran off with a cry of anguish. When Tang concealed himself the stag returned and licked the wounds of its fawn. Tang again drew his bow and killed it. He then saw another stag and sent an arrow towards it, but the arrow was deflected and pierced his son. Tang threw his bow away and tearfully embraced his dead son, when he heard a voice from the air: 'Tang, the stag loved its fawn as much as you loved your son.' (5) Meng-tse praises King Suan of Tsi because of his compassion in freeing an ox that was to be sacrificed at the dedication of some bells. Such a sentiment, he says, should suffice to make one king of the world. Monastic Taoism & Kan-Ying-P'ien. From the commandments for monks: (1st): Thou shalt kill no living thing nor do injury to its life. (2nd): Thou shalt not consume as food the flesh and blood of any living creature. (34th): Thou shall not strike or whip domestic animals. (35th): Thou shall not intentionally crush insects and ants with thy foot. (36th): Thou shalt not play with hooks and arrows for thine own amusement. (37th): Thou shalt not climb into trees to remove nests and to destroy the eggs. (63rd): Thou shalt not catch birds and quadrupeds with snares and nets. (64th): Thou shalt not frighten and scare away birds that are brooding on their nests. (68th): Thou shalt not dig up during the winter months animals hibernating in the earth. (112th): Thou shalt not pour hot water on the ground in order to exterminate insects and ants. Quote Right
Quote Left His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. Quote Right
Quote Left Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food. Funny Quote Right
Quote Left From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought. Quote Right
Quote Left The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions. Quote Right
Quote Left Health food makes me sick. Quote Right
Quote Left If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world Quote Right
Quote Left One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Quote Right
Quote Left I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout. Quote Right
Quote Left Take not away the life you cannot give; For all things have an equal right to live, Kill noxious creatures where 'tis sin to save; This only just prerogative we have; But nourish life with vegetable food, And shun the sacrilegious taste of blood. Forbear, O mortals, To spoil your bodies with such impious food! There is corn for you, apples, whose weight bears down The bending branches; there are grapes that swell On the vines, and pleasant herbs, and greens Made mellow and soft with cooking; there is milk And clover-honey. Earth is generous With her provision, and her sustenance Is very kind; she offers, for your tables, Food that requires no bloodshed and no slaughter. Quote Right
Quote Left As far as whether we are allowed to kill and to eat animals, there is a remarkable ordering of matters in Holy Scripture. We can read how, at first, only plants are mentioned as providing food for man. Only after the flood, that is to say, after a new breach has been opened between God and man, are we told that man eats flesh...Nonetheless...we should not proceed from this to a kind of sectarian cult of animals. For this, too, is permitted to man. He should always maintain his respect for these creatures, but he knows at the same time that he is not forbidden to take food from them. Certainly, a sort of industrial use of creatures, so that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as possible, or hens live so packed together that they become just caricatures of birds, this degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relationship of mutuality that comes across in the Bible. Quote Right
Quote Left ... Insatiable, unfathomable, gluttony searches every land and every sea. Some animals it persecutes with snares and traps, with hunting nets, with hooks, sparing no sort of toil to obtain them . . . There is no peace allowed to any species of being . . . No wonder that with so discordant diet disease is ever varying. . . Count the cooks you will no longer wonder at the innumerable number of human maladies. … If these maxims are true, the Pythagorean principles as to abstaining from flesh foster innocence; if ill-founded they at least teach us frugality, and what loss have you in losing your cruelty? I merely deprive you of the food of lions and vultures ... We shall recover our sound reason only if we shall separate ourselves from the herd - the very fact of the approbation of the multitude is a proof of the unsoundness of the opinion or practice. Let us ask what is best, not what is customary. Let us love temperance - let us be just - let us refrain from bloodshed. None is so near the gods as he who shows kindness. Quote Right
Quote Left Once people spend time with farm animals in a loving way ... a pig or cow or a little chicken or a turkey, they might find they relate with them the same way they relate with dogs and cats. People don't really think of them that way because they're on the plate. Why should they be food when other animals are pets? I would never eat my doggies. Quote Right
Quote Left A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Quote Right
Quote Left My wife and I have the secret to making a marriage last. Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, a little wine, good food. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. Quote Right
Quote Left Any healthy man can go without food for two days -- but not without poetry. Quote Right
Quote Left Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh?  For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived.  How could his eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb?  How could his nose endure the stench?  How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with the sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds? Quote Right
Quote Left If a patron buys from an artist who needs money (needs money to buy tools, time, food), the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates. Quote Right
Quote Left This is a flawed framework. It's built on a basic misunderstanding of the role of nature in meeting human needs such as water for drinking and food production. Quote Right
Quote Left Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body. Quote Right
Quote Left Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork. Quote Right
Quote Left There's an old joke - um... two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, 'Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.' The other one says, 'Yeah, I know; and such small portions.' Well, that's essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Food

Quote Left Humans can starve from lack of food, but it is even worse to starve from lack of knowledge and self-love. Quote Right
Quote Left Humans don't need technology and space exploration but need time and realization for need of only food to live and peace to rise Quote Right
Quote Left When T and C bows a fiddle~ It's fun to watch the music diddle~ Eyebrows a snake at eaches riddle~ With all this hissing lost for piddle~ With their rising suns on the griddle~ Food for thought for those in the middle- Quote Right
Quote Left It's raining cats and dogs,I ain't got enough food to feed them all Quote Right
Quote Left Your heart and soul is the food of life... everything is else is just dessert Quote Right
Quote Left Regarding-The I Hate Stinkin Contest Theme. I hate contests rabbit if you like it or not. So again take your bunnies and award them top spot. Let your bunny hops become a turkey trot. Where the friendliest gobbles are sought. I take your contest as food for thought. Where I rabbit digest no stinkin plastic in the pot. Quote Right
Quote Left In comparison to an Angel Food cake, the Devils Food chocolate cake indeed, tastes so very much more heavenly. Quote Right
Quote Left Just Food for thought, hoping, wishing, praying, you not be lost. -LEEL Quote Right
Quote Left To make an error in action unknown to you, Only proves, you did not eat the right type of food. -LEEL- Quote Right
Quote Left Food becomes well received when served from a dish that is clean inside out. Likewise, love and kindness are best imparted from a good clean heart. Quote Right
Quote Left The mouth is proud when fed. Without food it laments Quote Right
Quote Left It's only here where a carnivorous monkey hunts a zebra for food while being cheered by a starving emaciated lioness !!! Quote Right
Quote Left It is our job to bring light to the dark, to bring a smile to the sad, to bring food to the hungry and to bring Love to the forsaken.. Quote Right
Quote Left "Do you always have to roast the last marshmallow? Get the last word in? I started off ... hi...and it's turning into another food fight. " Quote Right
Quote Left THAT PLATE OF FOOD YOU ORDERED AND ATE HALF OF WOULD MEAN LIFE TO SOME POOR SOUL IN THIS WORLD. Quote Right
Quote Left bad poetry just like bad food screws your digestion Quote Right
Quote Left The hand you use to clean up your anus is the same hand you use to put food into your mouth. Quote Right
Quote Left If you don't want to be eaten, don't dress like food. Quote Right
Quote Left The only thing that tastes in a poor man's food is salt Quote Right
Quote Left If I had a nickel for every time I didn't open fire in a fast food chain. Quote Right
Quote Left Necessary for life is water food light and air.Men are erecting huts fearing from earthquakes' intimidation. Be brave to rise from it from the ground, it happens on and off balancing its form. Its natural course as human takes birth and death. Quote Right
Quote Left As the loss of appetite could not draw the food in hungry similarly the so called designed demands of politics cumbersome for genuine public. Quote Right
Quote Left Ignorance is the bane and food of wisdom. Quote Right
Quote Left I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural cause. Quote Right
Quote Left The use of poor-quality spiritual food poisons the soul. Quote Right
Quote Left Gossip is the junk food of conversation. Quote Right
Quote Left They say that a person can tell your sophistication by the food you eat. Quote Right
Quote Left Food and water the great equalizer Quote Right
Quote Left Poor men eat cheap foods but rich men eat expensive drugs. Who are the luckiest persons in the world! Quote Right