Belly Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old belly quotes, belly sayings, and belly proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body. Saadi
The belly is the reason that man does not easily mistake himself for a god. Friedrich Nietzsche
A full belly is little worth where the mind is starved. Mark Twain
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser. Albert Einstein
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else. Samuel Johnson
Keep belly lightly loaded, if mind would wisdom see; For bodies crammed to bursting, make empty souls to be. Saadi
A full belly does not make for a chaste spirit. St. Catherine of Siena
To a haughty belly, kindness is hard to swallow and harder to digest. Zora Neale Hurston
Is it only the mouth and belly which are injured by hunger and thirst? Men's minds are also injured by them. Mencius
Better belly burst than good liquor be lost. Jonathan Swift
The belly laugh is the best way to evacuate anguish. Jean Vanier
A full belly neither fights nor flies well. George Herbert
After a full belly all is poetry. Frank McCourt
The belly will not listen to advice. Seneca The Younger
The belly has no ears nor is it to be filled with fair words. François Rabelais
A hungry stomach cannot hear. Jean de la Fontaine
The big belly can accommodate all kinds of things. The benevolence is never let a dust behind. Gautama Buddha
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things. Horace
An old stomach reforms more whiskey drinkers than a new resolve. Don Marquis
When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor. Euripides
Stomach: A slave that must accept everything that is given to it, but which avenges wrongs as slyly as does the slave. Emile Souvestre
The stomach is the teacher of the arts and the dispenser of invention. Aulus Persius Flaccus
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
The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions. Samuel Butler
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
The belly has no ears. Plutarch
The belly comes before the soul. George Orwell
Now my belly is as noble as my heart. Gabriela Mistral
Rebellions of the belly are the worst. Francis Bacon
An empty belly hears nobody. Proverb
The belly is the giver of genius. Aulus Persius Flaccus
A belly laugh increases the ability of your immune system to fight infections. Elizabeth Taylor
A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts. St. Jerome
A hungry stomach rarely despises common food. Horace
Squeamish stomachs cannot eat without pickles. Benjamin Franklin
The stomach is an essential part of the chess master. Bent Larsen
The best stomachs are not those which reject all foods. Plato
When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting. Saint Jerome
A stomach accustomed to hunger is satisfied with very little. Jose Saramago
If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. Satchel Paige
A stomach without bread and a purse without gold have led to so many revolutions in history. Mehmet Murat ildan
A fat stomach sticks out too far. It prevents you from looking down and seeing what is going on around you. Norman Reilly Raine
Never call a stomach a tummy without good reason. William Strunk Jr.
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
... the stomach is near the heart and one appetite pricks on another. Storm Jameson
You can't act on an empty stomach, because you're breathing's all wrong. Vivien Leigh
God designed the stomach to eject what is bad for it, but not the human brain. Konrad Adenauer
It isn't the head but the stomach that determines the fate of the stockpicker. Peter Lynch