Hunger Sayings and Quotes

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

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way. Les Brown
Hunger is sharper than the sword. Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
Hunger is the handmaid of genius. Hunger is the handmaid of genius
Hunger is the best sauce in the world. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Hunger knows no friend but its feeder. Aristophanes
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Hunger is the best seasoning for meat. Cicero
Hunger steals the memory. Louise Erdrich
To hunger for use and to go unused is the worst hunger of all. Lyndon Baines Johnson
Hunger is the teacher of the arts, and the bestower of invention. Aulus Persius Flaccus
Hunger does not breed reform; it breeds madness, and all the ugly distempers that make an ordered life impossible. Thomas Woodrow Wilson
Hunger is the mother of impatience and anger. Johann Georg von Zimmermann
If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved. Bono
When we work to end childhood hunger, we are giving our love to kids who need it so much they will never ask for it. Beau Bridges
Hunger makes a thief of any man. Pearl S. Buck
The war against hunger is truly mankind's war of liberation. John F. Kennedy
Where there is hunger there is no hope. There is only desolation and pain. Hunger nurtures violence and fanaticism. A world where people starve will never be safe Luiz Lula da Silva
When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed. Mother Teresa
If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Les Brown
Hunger of choice is a painful luxury; hunger of necessity is terrifying torture. Mike Mullin
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing. Maria Mitchell
Hunger is the best pickle. Benjamin Franklin
Hunger is insolent, and will be fed. Homer
A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life. Jean Ingelow
Can people who hunger so desperately for what other people have ever have enough? Alice Walker
The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control. Friedrich Durrenmatt
Take the feeling of hunger out of your gut, and you're no longer a champion. Burt Lancaster
Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health. Thomas Tusser
The hunger to win must not die... The appetite has to remain big. Kapil Dev
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy. George Santayana
There is a spiritual hunger in the world today - and it cannot be satisfied by better cars on longer credit terms. Adlai E. Stevenson
Hunger eats through stone walls. Dutch Proverb
This hunger for profits causes great misery for the people. Walter Ulbricht
Hunger also changes the world - when eating can't be a habit, then neither can seeing. Maxine Hong Kingston
Hunger for gold is made greater as more gold is acquired. Prudentius
Hunger's a great spur. Robert Carlyle
I find hunger more interesting than accomplishment. Simon Van Booy
I've always had a hunger for realizing myself through my career. Holland Taylor
To hunger is to be alive and to hope. Crescent Dragonwagon
Undoubtedly the desire for food has been, and still is, one of the main causes of great political events. Bertrand Russell
Where there is Hunger, Law is not regarded; and where Law is not regarded, there will be Hunger. Benjamin Franklin
The real cause of hunger is the powerlessness of the poor to gain access to the resources they need to feed themselves Frances Moore Lappe
Can you still want something you already have? Absolutely. Everyday. Crystal Woods
There's something to be said for hunger: at least it lets you know you're still alive. Margaret Atwood
Hunger quashes man's will to help his fellow man. Kang Chol Hwan
Bean could see the hunger in their eyes. Not the regular hunger, for food, but the real hunger, the deep hunger, for family, for love, for belonging. Orson Scott Card
Real hunger is when one man regards another man as something to eat. Tadeusz Borowski
Hunger: One of the few cravings that cannot be appeased with another solution. Irwin Van Grove
Hunger is not only the best cook, but also the best physician. unknown
There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness; and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much. Mother Teresa
A hungry man is not a free man. Adlai E. Stevenson
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser Albert Einstein
I have seen firsthand that agricultural science has enormous potential to increase the yields of small farmers and lift them out of hunger and poverty. Bill Gates
If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger. Buzz Aldrin
There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry. ED ASNER
The day that hunger is eradicated from the earth there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the world. Federico Garcia Lorca
When you share your last crust of bread with a beggar, you mustn't behave as if you were throwing a bone to a dog. You must give humbly, and thank him for allowing you to have a part in his hunger. Giovannino Guareschi
The propaganda of communism possesses a language which every people can understand. Its elements are simply hunger, envy, death. Heinrich Heine
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. Hélder Câmara
Most grievous of all deaths it is to die of hunger. Homer
We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry. Jimmy Carter
Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud and pride and hunger will ever be at variance. Jonathan Swift
Hunger is actually the worst weapon of mass destruction. It claims millions of victims each year. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Hunger is the handmaid of genius. Mark Twain
Child hunger and child obesity are really just two sides of the same coin. Both rob our children of the energy, the strength and the stamina they need to succeed in school and in life. And that, in turn, robs our country of so much of their promise. Michelle Obama
There’s enough on this planet for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed. Mohandas Gandhi
Make us worthy Lord to serve our fellow men throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands this day their daily bread and by our understanding love, give peace and joy. Mother Teresa
The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is. Nadine Gordimer
Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world. Norman Borlaug
A hungry man can't see right or wrong. He just sees food. Pearl S. Buck
There is no humiliation more abusive than hunger. Pranab Mukherjee
It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance. Simone Weil
The best seasoning for food is hunger for drink, thirst. Socrates
As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve. Suzanne Collins
Hunger is a powerful incentive to introspection. Willa Cather
Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close. William Wycherley