Quotation by G.C. Lichtenberg

Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men. Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely. Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war?
G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742–1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook A," aph. 14, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).
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