Gluttony Sayings and Quotes

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

If a person who indulges in gluttony is a glutton, and a person who commits a felony is a felon, then God is an iron.     

Spider Robinson

Gluttony, do not eat thy neighbor's wife's popcorn.     

Jimmy Buffett

Oh, pity the poor glutton whose troubles all begin in struggling on and on to turn what's out into what's in.     

Walter de la Mare

Gluttony and Lust are the only sins that abuse something that is essential to our survival.     

Henry Fairlie

A deadly sin that brings no evil material sequel to the satisfaction afforded by committing it is one thing. A deadly sin that gives you the stomach-ache is quite another.     

Rafael Sabatini

Gluttons no longer gorge themselves; they are simply suffering from one of a variety of eating disorders.     

Frank Furedi

Gluttony is mankind's exclusive prerogative.     

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Gluttony and vanity grow with age.     


Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.     

Peter De Vries

The glutton is much more than an animal and much less than a man.     

Honoré de Balzac

The most of what a glutton eats goes to create a desire for more.     

James Lendall Basford

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.     

George Bernard Shaw

The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind.     

Thomas Hobbes

Gluttony and surfeiting are no proper occasions for thanksgiving.     

Charles Lamb

In a way, gluttony is an athletic feat, a stretching exercise.     

John Updike

Gluttony and idleness are two of life's great joys, but they are not honourable.     

Julie Burchill

Gluttony and drunkenness have two evils attendant on them; they make the carcass smart, as well as the pocket.     

Marcus Aurelius

There is a difference between eating and drinking for strength and from mere gluttony.     

Henry David Thoreau

Gluttony is not a secret vice.     

Orson Welles

Gluttony is the parent of disease.     

William Hardcastle Browne

Gluttony is the source of all our infirmities and the fountain of all our diseases. As a lamp is choked by a superabundance of oil, and a fire extinguished by excess of fuel, so is the natural health of the body destroyed by intempe diet.     

Marion LeRoy Burton

Gluttony is the act of digging a grave with your own teeth.     

Enock Maregesi

It is the just doom of laziness and gluttony to be inactive without ease and drowsy without tranquility.     

Samuel Johnson

Only good poets cure us of an overindulgence in words. Only simple essential food cures us of gluttony     

Hector Abad Faciolince

Gluttony might be innocuous were it not for the fact that gluttons tend to disregard whether their self-serving behaviors harm anyone else. We don't need to look far and wide to find examples of gluttonous behavior, as they are numerous throughout the history of capitalism.     

Simon Mainwaring

Gluttony kills more than the sword.     

George Herbert