No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want. (Proverbs 13:25)
When the belly is full the mind is amongst the maids.
The epicure puts his purse into his belly.
If it were not for the belly, the back might wear gold.
The belly robs the back.
A gross belly does not produce a refined mind.
The eye is bigger than the belly.
An empty belly hears nobody.
The air is quick there, And it pierces and sharpens the stomach. (Pericles, Prince of Tyre)