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Hunger Proverbs

Sayings about Hunger

Hunger goes in a straight line, desire turns in circles. ~ Romanian Proverb

Hunger is felt by slave and king alike. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

The man who has eaten enough will never believe a hungry one. ~ Albanian Proverb

Hunger is the best cook, but he has nothing to eat. ~German Proverbs

The belly has no conscience. ~ German Proverb

Happiness rarely keeps company with an empty stomach. ~Japanese Proverbs

He who does not cultivate his field, will die of hunger. ~ Guinean Proverb

Let your head be more than a funnel to your stomach. ~ German Proverb

Ahungry man is an angry man. ~English Proverbs

You learn a lot about a man by his behavior when hungry. ~ Zambian Proverb

A light belly, heavy heart. ~ German Proverb

He who is hungry is never a good civil servant. ~Chinese Proverbs

When hunger gets inside you, nothing else can. ~ Yoruba Proverb

To a starving man bread is sweeter than honey. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

The belly is a bad adviser. ~ German Proverb

A hungry bear dances badly. ~ German Proverb

Hunger is the best seasoning. ~Swedish proverbs

Who talks a lot at the table will leave it hungry. ~ German Proverb

When you are very hungry, don’t be a poet. ~ Chinese Proverb

A hungry man praises every dish. ~Mexican Proverbs

Hunger will lead a fox out of the forest. ~Polish Proverbs

In the land of promise a man may die of hunger. ~Dutch Proverbs

Hunger brings people down, but pride can help them get up. ~ Mexican Proverb

If you go to bed hungry, you’ll wake up without having slept. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

Hunger, work, and sweat are the best herbs. ~ Icelandic Proverb

He is truly hungry who accepts defeat in a fight over meat. ~ Malagasy Proverb

The best advice one can give to the hungry is bread. ~Italian Proverbs

Depend on others and you’ll go hungry. ~ Nepalese Proverb

You can’t fill your belly painting pictures of bread. ~ Chinese Proverb

Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt. ~ Traditional Proverb

Hunger drives good taste away. ~Indian Proverbs

With a full belly it is easy to talk about fasting. ~ Croatian Proverb

The right time to dine is: for the rich man, when he is hungry; and for the poor, when he has something to eat. ~ Mexican Proverb

The stomach has no windows. ~ Albanian Proverb

Another man’s bread will not fill your belly. ~Arabian Proverbs

There is no such thing as bad food when you are really hungry. ~ Japanese Proverb

The stomach is not content with nice words. ~Norwegian Proverbs

The most extensive land is the human belly. ~ Rwandan Proverb

Hunger leads the wolf to the village. ~ German Proverb

He who cries today that he has no bread will cry again tomorrow because he isn’t hungry. ~ German Proverb

Whenever I work hard for other people, I always sleep on an empty stomach. ~ Bantu Proverb

The full person does not understand the needs of the hungry. ~Irish Proverbs

You cannot reason with a hungry belly; it has no ears. ~ Greek Proverb

You don’t satisfy your hunger by watching others work. ~ Armenian Proverb

The eyes are bigger than the belly. ~ Dutch Proverb

One day of hunger is not starvation. ~ Congolese Proverb

When the stomach is full the heart is glad. ~ Dutch Proverb

What good is honor when you’re starving? ~ Yiddish Proverb

He who has children will never die of starvation. ~ Yiddish Proverb

On an empty belly every burden is heavy. ~Russian Proverbs

No clock is more regular than the belly. ~French Proverbs

A hungry man smells meat far. ~ Scottish Proverb

There is no god like one’s stomach; we must sacrifice to it every day. ~ Beninese Proverb

The starving man will never burn his bread. ~ Croatian Proverb

The stomach never gets full with licking. ~ Estonian Proverb

He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes. ~ Maltese Proverb

If you want your children to enjoy a quiet life let them suffer a little hunger and a little cold. ~ Chinese Proverb

Hunger and cold surrender a man to his enemy. ~ Portuguese Proverb

You dance better with a full belly than with a new dress. ~ French Proverb

He who has had enough to eat thinks of serving God; the hungry think of stealing. ~ Tibetan Proverb

Only the man who is not hungry says the coconut has a hard shell. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

A good meal ought to begin with hunger. ~ French Proverb

Whatever satisfies hunger is good food. ~ Chinese Proverb

A hungry dog does not fear the stick. ~ Italian Proverb

If you starve for three days, there is no thought that does not invade your imagination. ~ Korean Proverb

An empty stomach will not listen to anything. ~ Spanish Proverb

You can say anything to a man with a full stomach. ~ Jamaican Proverb

Quotations about Hunger

Hunger is the mother of impatience and anger. ~ Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Hunger was the best seasoning for meat. ~ Cicero

You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. This is how prayer works. ~ Pope Francis

If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger. ~ Buzz Aldrin

Hunger knows no friend but its feeder. ~ Aristophanes

I hear Socrates saying that the best seasoning for food is hunger; for drink, thirst. ~ Cicero

Where there is Hunger, Law is not regarded; and where Law is not regarded, there will be Hunger. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Starvation, not sin, is the parent of modern crime. ~ Oscar Wilde

Hunger is the teacher of the arts, and the bestower of invention. ~ Persius

I can’t talk religion to a man with bodily hunger in his eyes. ~ George Bernard Shaw

I suspect that hunger was my mother. ~ Plautus, Stichus

A stomach accustomed to hunger is satisfied with very little. ~ José Saramago

Hungry bellies have no ears. ~ Francois Rabelais

Hunger allows no choice. ~ W. H. Auden

A hungry dog hunts best. ~ Lee Trevino

Hunger is a powerful incentive to introspection. ~ Willa Cather

A hungry man is not a free man. ~ Adlai Stevenson

Hunger is a powerful reorganizer of the conscience. ~ Margaret Atwood

A hungry man is an angry man. ~ Aziz Dweik

No clock is more regular than the belly. ~ Francois Rabelais

One who could hunger could starve. ~ Octavia Butler

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

Hunger is sharper than the sword. ~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

Hunger makes a fool of a man. ~ H. G. Wells

Hunger steals the memory. ~ Louise Erdrich

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~ Mother Teresa

A hungry people listens not to reason, not cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers. ~ Seneca

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