Bread Sayings and Quotes

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

A man's bread and butter is only insured when he works for it. Marcus Garvey
A slice of bread eaten is a million times more nourishing than a loaf of bread imagined. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one. Nikolai Berdyaev
Bread for today is bread enough. Edward Mckendree Bounds
Bread is for us a kind of successor to the motherly breast, and it has been over the centuries responsible for billions of sighs of satisfaction. Margaret Visser
Bread is like dressed, hats and shoes - in other words, essential! Emily Post
Bread is the king of the table and all else is merely the court that surrounds the king. The countries are the soup, the meat, the vegetables, the salad, but bread is king. Louis Bromfield
Bread is the staff of life. Jonathan Swift
Bread of flour is good; but there is bread, sweet as honey, if we would eat it, in a good book. John Ruskin
Bread takes the effort of kneading but also requires sitting quietly while the dough rises with a power all its own. David Richo
Bread that must be sliced with an axe is bread that is too nourishing. Fran Lebowitz
Bread, milk and butter are of venerable antiquity. They taste of the morning of the world. Leigh Hunt
Cast your bread upon the waters, and after many days it will come back buttered. Louisa May Alcott
For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger. Khalil Gibran
Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts. James Beard
Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life. Matthew Henry
If we are going to ask for our daily bread, we've got to take the time to receive it and eat it. God provide, but we've got to slow down long enough to taste and see. Glennon Doyle Melton
If you cast your bread upon the water and you have faith, you'll get back cash. If you don't have faith, you'll get soggy bread. Don King
If you have extraordinary bread and extraordinary butter, it's hard to beat bread and butter. Jacques Pepin
It is the savor of bread broken with comrades that makes us accept the values of war. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Most brown bread is merely white bread with a fake tan. Joel Fuhrman
My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share, and that no one starves while I eat. Leo Tolstoy
Our bread is not only the Word of God, our meat is not only to do His will, our bread is also...the difficulties that are in our way. Watchman Nee
The Angel's bread is made the Bread of man today. Thomas Aquinas
The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water is indescribable in its evocations of innocence and delight. M. F. K. Fisher
This supernatural bread and this consecrated chalice are for the health and salvation of mankind. Cyprian
To a hungry man, a piece of bread is the face of God. Mahatma Gandhi
To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death. Pearl S. Buck
Today's bread does not eliminate yesterday's hunger, much less that of tomorrow. Jose Saramago
We can grow good wheat and make good bread only if we understand that we do not live by bread alone. Wendell Berry
When we break bread and give it to each other, fear vanishes and God becomes very close. Henri Nouwen
While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
As we have seen, bread, and especially dry bread, evokes secretion of considerably larger quantities of saliva than meat. Ivan Pavlov
Behind every morsel of bread, fruits, or meat is a large amount of transformed fossil fuels. Vaclav Smil
Bread is a celebration. Lynne Rossetto Kasper
Dry bread at home is better then rost meate abroad. George Herbert
Eaten bread is forgotten. Thomas Fuller
Half a loaf is better than no bread. Julia McNair Wright
If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second. Edward Bellamy
If you can break bread with a guy, you will actually go the extra mile on the court; that just happens. Steven Adams
Instead of loaves of bread, many times God gives out handfuls of purpose. T. D. Jakes
It isn't bread that feeds you; it is life and the spirit that feed you through bread. Angelus Silesius
Lava bread makes you passionate. Anne Carson
Our bread and water are of one table: the progeny of Adam are as a single soul. Muhammad Iqbal
Steal a loaf of bread and they hang you, steal a land and they'll make you king. David Gemmell
The bread while becoming by virtue of Christ's words the body of Christ does not cease to be bread. John Wycliffe
The whiter the bread, the quicker you're dead because white bread lacks vitamin E and lecithin. Kent Hovind
What a piece of bread looks like depends on whether you are hungry or not. Rumi