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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #fasting

When I walk in the forest just before the meal, while reciting the scriptural phrase that I "meditate" for that day, spiritual joy comes over me as if by appointment.

Adalbert de Vogüé

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One of my confreres sketched an explanation that attracted me: since the process of digestion is under the control of the brain, its cessation gave repose to the brain, allowed it a vacation.

Adalbert de Vogüé

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Instead of destroying and appropriating to himself nourishment taken from outside, man enters a state of nonviolence and detachment relative to the outside world.

Adalbert de Vogüé


A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God's commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands.

Edwin Louis Cole

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The discrepancy between the modern observance and the prescriptions of the Rule had struck me ever since the novitiate, and no satisfactory explanation had ever been given to me. People said that man had changed: the weakness of people's health no longer allows us to fast. Was it true?

Adalbert de Vogüé

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When a person eats shortly before going to bed, digestion accompanies sleep. The two great physiological functions are completed together, leaving the maximum of freedom to the mind during the day.

Adalbert de Vogüé

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