No mill no meal. [ Proverb ]
You scatter meal and gather ashes. [ Proverb ]
He fasts enough that has a bad meal. [ Proverb ]
Who eats and leaves has another meal good. [ Proverb ]
Divine ashes are better than earthly meal. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
A little barrel can give but a little meal. [ Proverb ]
The dog that licks ashes trust not with meal. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Man is a carnivorous production,
And must have meals, at least one meal a day;
He cannot live, like woodcocks, upon suction.
But, like the shark and tiger, must have prey.
Although his anatomical construction
Bears vegetables, in a grumbling way,
Your laboring people think beyond all question,
Beef, veal, and mutton better for digestion. [ Byron ]
He that banquets every day never makes a good meal. [ Proverb ]
He will spend a whole year's rent at one meal's meat. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
He loves you as a ferret does a rabbit, to make a meal of you. [ Proverb ]
One meal a day is enough for a lion, and it ought to suffice for a man. [ Dr. George Fordyce ]
In this country every one gets a mouthful of education, but scarcely any one a full meal. [ Theodore Parker ]
A woman is a well-served table, that one sees with different eyes before and after the meal.
He who receives his friends, and takes no personal care in preparing the meal that is designed for them, is not deserving of friends. [ Brillat-Savarin ]
The sordid meal of the Cynics contributed neither to their tranquillity nor to their modesty. Pride went with Diogenes into his tub; and there he had the presumption to command Alexander the haughtiest of all men. [ Henry Home ]
The press, important as is its office, is but the servant of the human intellect, and its ministry is for good or for evil, according to the character of those who direct it. The press is a mill which grinds all that is put into its hopper. Fill the hopper with poisoned grain, and it will grind it to meal, but there is death in the bread. [ Bryant ]