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The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide.

Josh Billings (1815-1885) American humorist and lecturer.

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

The pleasures of the palate deal with us like the Egyptian thieves, who strangle those whom they embrace.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.