C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


As many suffer from too much as too little. A fat body makes a lean mind.


Falstaff sweats to death, and lards the lean earth as he walks along.


There is something cordial in a fat man, everybody likes him, and he likes everybody. Food does a fat man good; it clings to him; it fructifies upon him; he swells nobly out, and fills a generous space in life.

Henry Giles.

Let me have men about me that are fat; sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o’ nights; yonder Cassius has a lean and hungry look; he thinks too much; such men are dangerous.