HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

November 19, 2007
Wisdom from Polonius


Thoughts of Gluttony


Italo Calvino

In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.


Henry David Thoreau

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


William Shakespeare

Make less thy body hence, and more thy grace.
Leave gormandizing; know the grave doth gape
For thee thrice wider than for other men.


Jean De La Fontaine

Such gluttony second to none
Almost ended fatally
When a bone choked a wolf as he gulped what he ate;


Catalan Proverb

God forgives the sin of gluttony.


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