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"To a hungry man everything bitter is sweet. " ~~ Proverbs (Mishle) 27:7
"How exceeding strong is wine! It makes all to err that drink it." ~~ I Esdras 3:18
"A lot of wine is harmful but a little is good." ~~ Derekh Eretz R.
"Three things are good in a little measure and bad in large: yeast, salt, and hesitation." ~~ Talmud, Berakot 34a
"Eat a third and drink a third and leave the remaining third of your stomach empty. Then, when you get angry, there will be sufficient room for your rage. " ~~ Talmud, Gittin
"Yeast, salt and recalcitrance are good only in small doses." ~~ Talmud, Berakhot
"If, after eating, you do not walk four cubits before bed, your food will stay undigested." ~~ Rashi
"No one drinks from a glass without examining it first." ~~ Talmud, Ketubot
"Our sages recommended that a father should spend less than his means on food, up to his means on dress, and beyond his means for his wife and children." ~~ Maimonides
"Wine cheers the heart of a man." ~~ Proverbs (Mishle) 104:15
"By the sweat of your brow shall you get bread to eat." ~~ Genesis (Bereshit) 3:19
"To eat and drink on a festival in the company of your family without providing for the poor and distressed, is not “the joy of the commandment” but the joy of your stomach. It is a disgrace." ~~ Maimonides