Meals Proverbs

Sayings about Meals

You cannot cook two meals in the same pot. ~ Chinese Proverbs

When you have a lot to do, start with a meal. ~ South African Proverb

No mill, no meal. ~ Greek Proverbs

A smiling face is half the meal. ~ Latvian Proverbs

He! He! He! You begin with the meal before the water is boiling! ~ South African Proverb

When flatterers meet, the devil goes to dinner. ~ English Proverbs

Giving just a crumb to the hungry is worth more than giving lunch to the satisfied. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

Do not yell “dinner” until your knife is in the loaf.~ Canadian Proverbs

April and May make meal for the whole year. ~ Spanish Proverbs

After lunch, rest; after dinner take a walk.~ Arabian Proverbs

Give a servant a proper meal and the cow will give more milk and the cat will drink less. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Every dog knows his dinnertime.~ Jamaican Proverbs

If you want dinner, don’t insult the cook. ~ Chinese Proverb

Hope is a great breakfast but a poor dinner. ~ Czech Proverbs

It is better to skip one meal than to consult a hundred doctors. ~ Spanish Proverb

Never ask a favor of someone till they have had their dinner. ~ Traditional Proverb

Going to bed without dinner is better than waking up in debt.~ Jamaican Proverb

Eat when the meal is ready; speak when the time is ripe. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

It is better to carry stones with a wise man than accept the meal of a madman. ~ Armenian Proverbs

A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine. ~ Italian Proverbs

Marriages are all happy. It’s having breakfast together that causes all the trouble. ~ Irish Proverbs

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

No one knows what the dinner was after the plates have been washed.~ Traditional Proverb

Laugh before breakfast, you’ll cry before supper. ~ Traditional Proverb

We all see the same sun, but we don’t eat the same meal. ~ Russian Proverbs

A second marriage is like a warmed-up meal. ~ Romanian Proverbs

The kind man feeds his cat before sitting down to dinner. ~ Hebrew Proverb

I have two masters — God and the devil; I work for the devil until lunch then I follow the Lord. ~ Gypsy Proverb

Let us hurry and finish up the food; when visitors arrive, the meal will be over. ~ New Zealander Proverbs

A meal without flesh is like feeding on grass. ~ Indian Proverb

If you sing before breakfast, you’ll cry before night. ~ American Proverbs

If God sends you meal, the devil takes the sack. ~ Russian Proverb

Old countries don’t disappear overnight; they stay for breakfast. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

Dead song-birds make a sad meal. ~ Chinese Proverb

A good breakfast cannot take the place of the evening meal. ~ Chinese Proverb

Saying about Meals

Quotations about Meals

Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half. ~ Charles De Montesquieu

A good, honest, wholesome, hungry breakfast. ~ Izaak Walton

When someone you greatly admire and respect appears to be thinking deep thoughts, they are probably thinking about lunch. ~ Author Unknown

We must explain the truth: There is no free lunch. ~ Grace Napolitano

Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner. ~ Lord Byron

A bachelor’s life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. ~ Adelle Davis

The City attaches an exaggerated importance to the healing power of lunch. ~ Christopher Fieldes

Some days you tame the tiger. And some days the tiger has you for lunch. ~ Tug McGraw

Never work before breakfast. If you have to work before breakfast, get your breakfast first. ~ Josh Billings

Dinner was made for eating, not for talking. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.~ Samuel Pepys

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. ~ Alfred A. Montapert

Not too long ago, if you did 75 percent of the things you did right, it was okay. Now, if you don’t do 98 percent of those things right, some competitor will eat you for lunch. ~ John Spoelhof

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites. ~ William Ruckelshaus

Feedback is the breakfast of champions. ~ Ken Blanchard

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. ~ Oscar Wilde

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. ~ Marlene Dietrich

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.~  Jules Renard

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. ~ John Gunther

Life is a rollercoaster. Try to eat a light lunch. ~ David A. Schmaltz

Instinct. When the house burns one forgets even lunch. Yes, but one eats it later in the ashes. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

If you knew how meat was made, you’d probably lose your lunch. ~ K. D. Lang

On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — half-time.~ Author Unknown

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. ~ Oscar Wilde

A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

A dinner lubricates business. ~ William Scott

I don’t stop eating when I’m full. The meal isn’t over when I’m full. It’s over when I hate myself. ~ Louis C. K.

The pig and the chicken were on their way to breakfast, trying to decide what to have. When chicken said, “Let’s have ham and eggs.” The pig then replied, “That’s fine for you, it’s a small donation on your part, but it’s a total sacrifice for me.” ~ Author Unknown

My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don’t think about it, I just have it. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he’d have had to bring a picnic lunch. ~ Bill Anderson

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it. ~ Aldous Huxley

He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner.~ Canadian ProverbBenjamin Franklin

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch. ~ Orson Welles

The food here is so tasteless you could eat a meal of it and belch and it wouldn’t remind you of anything. ~ Redd Foxx

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six possible things before breakfast. ~ Lewis Carroll

Everyday happiness means getting up in the morning, and you can’t wait to finish your breakfast. You can’t wait to do your exercises. You can’t wait to put on your clothes. You can’t wait to get out. And you can’t wait to come home, because the soup is hot. ~ George Burns

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument. ~ Richard Whately

How do you live a long life? “Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.” ~ Harry S. Truman

Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.~ William M. Thackeray

Square meals often make round people. ~ Joseph E. Cossman

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.~ Samuel Johnson

Murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.~ Oscar Wilde

Breakfast is a notoriously difficult meal to serve with a flourish. ~ Clement Freud

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