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)
When the belly is full, the bones would be at rest.
A person who belly-laughs doesn’t bellyache.
If there is one thing that will make a man peculiarly and insufferable self-conceited, it is to have his stomach behave itself, the first day at sea, when nearly all his comrades are seasick.
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.