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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Hunger
 
A good repast ought to begin with hunger.  French.  1
A hungry ass eats any straw.  Italian.  2
A hungry stomach has no ears.  French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch.  3
A hungry clown is half mad.  French.  4
A hungry dog and a thirsty horse take no heed of blows.  Danish.  5
A hungry dog does not fear the stick.  6
A hungry horse maketh a clean manger.  7
A hungry kite sees a dead horse afar off.  8
A hungry man discovers more than a hundred lawyers.  Spanish.  9
A hungry man is an angry man.  10
A hungry man sees far.  11
A hungry man smells meat afar off.  12
A hungry wolf has sharp teeth.  German.  13
A hungry wolf is not at rest.  Portuguese.  14
A man who wants bread is ready for anything.  French.  15
A starved belly has no ears.  French.  16
A starved town is soon forced to surrender.  Italian.  17
As hungry as a church mouse.  18
Bakers and millers are last to die of hunger.  German.  19
Better cross an angry man than a fasting man.  Danish.  20
He that’s full takes no care of him that’s fasting.  21
He thinks of everything who wants bread.  22
Hunger and cold surrender a man to his enemy.  Spanish, Portuguese.  23
Hunger and thirst scarcely kill any,
But gluttony and drink kill a great many.
  24
Hunger becomes the teacher of many.  Modern Greek.  25
Hunger changes beans into almonds.  Italian.  26
Hunger drives the wolf out of the woods.  French, Italian, German, Dutch.  27
Hunger drives the workman over snow and ice.  German.  28
Hunger eats through stone walls.  Dutch.  29
Hunger fears no gallows.  German.  30
Hunger finds no fault with the cooking.  31
Hunger is a sharp, fierce dog.  West Indian Africans.  32
Hunger is better than a French cook.  Fielding.  33
Hunger is good kitchen meat.  34
Hunger is insolent and will be fed.  Homer.  35
Hunger is sharper than the sword.  Beaumont and Fletcher.  36
Hunger is the best cook.  German.  37
Hunger is the best sauce.  French, Italian, Dutch, Danish.  38
Hunger is the best seasoning for meat.  Youngs, Cicero.  39
Hunger is the mother of impatience and anger.  Zimmerman.  40
Hunger looks in at the industrious man’s door but does not enter.  French.  41
Hunger makes raw beans relish well.  42
Hunger sweetens beans.  Latin.  43
Hunger teaches many things.  Latin.  44
Hunger will obey no laws.  45
Hungry men think the cook lazy.  46
It is better to buy dearly than to hunger direly.  Danish.  47
The best sauce is hunger and that is never wanting to the poor.  Don Quixote.  48
The full belly does not believe in hunger.  Italian.  49
The hungry man is not satisfied with looking in the full man’s face.  Turkish.  50
 
 
The open mouth never remains hungry.  Russian.  51
The well-fed man does not believe in hunger.  Italian.  52
To the hungry no bread is bad.  53
 
 
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