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Eating - According to Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Posted: May 20, 2006
by: T.Alexander

Thanks to blogging Diva Toby Bloomberg for this food quote:

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

What struck me about the quote was the phrase “to eat intelligently.” What exactly did Rochefoucauld mean? Rochefoucauld is remembered as a French writer and moralist who lived between 1613 and 1680. Humm. Does the health food movement dates back to the 1600? Perhaps not. I went on to find another Rochefoucauld quote that appears to be somewhat contradictory of the first.

“Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady.”

So here’s what I think he meant by “to eat intelligently.” Eat thoughtfully, in moderation, and most of all, eat for enjoyment.

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