Belly Quotes

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Belly Quotes

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

Albert Einstein

The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The belly is the giver of genius.

Aulus Persius Flaccus

The stomach is the teacher of the arts and the dispenser of invention.

Aulus Persius Flaccus

Squeamish stomachs cannot eat without pickles.

Benjamin Franklin

The stomach is an essential part of the chess master.

Bent Larsen

An old stomach reforms more whiskey drinkers than a new resolve.

Don Marquis

A belly laugh increases the ability of your immune system to fight infections.

Elizabeth Taylor

The stomach, when we lie down to rest, should have its work done, that it may enjoy rest, as well as other portions of the body. The work of digestion should not be carried on through any period of the sleeping hours.

Ellen G. White

Stomach: A slave that must accept everything that is given to it, but which avenges wrongs as slyly as does the slave.

Emile Souvestre

When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.


Rebellions of the belly are the worst.

Francis Bacon

The belly has no ears nor is it to be filled with fair words.

Fran├žois Rabelais

After a full belly all is poetry.

Frank McCourt

The belly is the reason that man does not easily mistake himself for a god.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Now my belly is as noble as my heart.

Gabriela Mistral

The big belly can accommodate all kinds of things. The benevolence is never let a dust behind.

Gautama Buddha

A full belly neither fights nor flies well.

George Herbert

The belly comes before the soul.

George Orwell

A hungry stomach rarely despises common food.


Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.


A hungry stomach cannot hear.

Jean de la Fontaine

The belly laugh is the best way to evacuate anguish.

Jean Vanier

Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.

Jonathan Swift

A stomach accustomed to hunger is satisfied with very little.

Jose Saramago

God designed the stomach to eject what is bad for it, but not the human brain.

Konrad Adenauer

A person who has spoiled his stomach will criticize his meal saying that the food is bad; the same thing happens with people who are not satisfied with their lives.

Leo Tolstoy

A full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.

Mark Twain

A stomach without bread and a purse without gold have led to so many revolutions in history.

Mehmet Murat ildan

Is it only the mouth and belly which are injured by hunger and thirst? Men’s minds are also injured by them.


A fat stomach sticks out too far. It prevents you from looking down and seeing what is going on around you.

Norman Reilly Raine

It isn’t the head but the stomach that determines the fate of the stockpicker.

Peter Lynch

The best stomachs are not those which reject all foods.


The belly has no ears.


An empty belly hears nobody.


Keep belly lightly loaded, if mind would wisdom see; For bodies crammed to bursting, make empty souls to be.


When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body.


When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.

Saint Jerome

The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.

Samuel Butler

He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.

Samuel Johnson

If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.

Satchel Paige

The belly will not listen to advice.

Seneca The Younger

A full belly does not make for a chaste spirit.

St. Catherine of Siena

A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.

St. Jerome

… the stomach is near the heart and one appetite pricks on another.

Storm Jameson

The stomach is the only part of man which can be fully satisfied. The yearning of man’s brain for new knowledge and experience and for more pleasant and comfortable surroundings never can be completely met. It is an appetite which cannot be appeased.

Thomas Edison

You can’t act on an empty stomach, because you’re breathing’s all wrong.

Vivien Leigh

Never call a stomach a tummy without good reason.

William Strunk Jr.

To a haughty belly, kindness is hard to swallow and harder to digest.

Zora Neale Hurston

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