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.     


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