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.     


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.     


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.     


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.     


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.     


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.     


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