Starving Sayings and Quotes

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


The people are hungry for the bread of life. Do not offer them a stone.     

Ellen G. White

A starving army is actually worse than none.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

The spiritually starving hesitate to partake of the spirit like a child's reaction to new and strange food. They must be offered a tiny bite on a spoon.     

Boyd K. Packer

What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life.      

Bertrand Russell

When you are not physically starving, you have the luxury to realize psychic and emotional starvation.     

Cherrie Moraga

If you're out, and starving, and need a bite to eat, then you need fast food.     

Nicholas Hoult

Stay hungry, stay foolish.     

Steve Jobs

A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better.     

Norman Ralph Augustine

We are all children starving to experience and know the heart of reality.     

Robert H. Schuller

A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one.     

William Congreve

A hungry people listens not to reason, not cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers.     

Seneca The Younger

Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.     

Pearl Bailey

A hungry stomach makes a short prayer.     

Native American Proverb

A hungry mob is an angry mob.     

Bob Marley

A starving child is a frightful sight. A starving vampire, even worse.     

Anne Rice

It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms.     

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

A hungry man is not a free man.     

Adlai E. Stevenson Ii

By starving our children of men, we have made them more vulnerable to the very abuse we are trying to prevent.     

Warren Farrell

Always remember, everyone is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation.     

David Brandt Berg

It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you.     

George Orwell

Starving the future to feed the present is a mistake. It leads to obsolescence and stagnation. Sometimes, it is hard to make this understood.     

Burton Richter

The hunger of the spirit for eternity, as fierce as a starving man's for bread, is much less a craving to go on living than a craving for redemption. Oh, and a protest against absurdity.     

Storm Jameson

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.     

Bertolt Brecht

It has to be admitted that starving nations never seem to be quite so starving that they cannot afford to have far more expensive armaments than anybody else.     

T.H. White

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.      

Mother Teresa

A starving man will eat with the wolf.     

American Indian Proverb

Half the world's starving, the other half is trying to lose weight.     

Roseanne Barr

Do not hold grain waiting for higher prices when people are hungry.     

Zoroaster

Two starving men cannot be twice as hungry as one; but two rascals can be ten times as vicious as one.     

George Bernard Shaw