Monday, October 12, 2009

From the 1932 film Vampyr directed by Carl-Theodor Dreyer

"A hungry people listens not to reason, nor cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers."
-Seneca (the Younger) De Brevitate Vitae, i. 18.

There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.
-W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939

"Hunger is the best sauce in the world."
-Cervantes, Don Quixote

"Hunger can explain many acts. It can be said that all vile acts are done to satisfy hunger."
-Maxim Gorky

"Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving."
-O. Henry

"Hunger knows no friend but its feeder."
- Aristophanes

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
-Matthew 25:35-40

"Where people go hungry, to say that man does not live by bread alone is too easily misunderstood as an argument in favor or starvation."
- Theodore Roszak

“If you offer your compassion to the hungry and satisfy the famished creature, then shall your light shine in darkness.”
- Isaiah 58:10

“And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger.”
- Leviticus 19:9-10

“God says to Israel, 'My Children, whenever you give sustenance to the poor, I impute it to you as though you gave sustenance to Me.'”
- Numbers 28:2

"It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest."
-Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"I saw a few die of hunger, of eating, a hundred thousand."
-Benjamin Franklin

"Hunger is insolent, and will be fed."

"Anticipate charity by preventing poverty."

“In eating, a third of the stomach should be filled with food, a third with drink, and the rest left empty.”
-The Talmud

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