“How long shall we continue to fill with grain the market-places of our great cities? How long must the people gather it in for us? How long shall many ships convey the requisites for a single meal, bringing them from no single sea? The bull is filled when he feeds over a few acres; and one forest is large enough for a herd of elephants. Man, however, draws sustenance both from the earth and from the sea. What then? Did nature give us bellies so insatiable, when she gave us these puny bodies, that we should outdo the hugest and most voracious animals in greed? (LX. On Harmful Prayers, 2)
Philosophy as a Way of Life
Man can never be satiated unless he make peace with himself. No matter how much he shop and consume gourmet food, nothing is going to bring peace to him.