Mere Bellies

Saint Josemaría Escrivá (1902–1975)

Saint Josemaría Escrivá (1902–1975)

¿Será verdad—no creo, no creo—que en la tierra no hay hombres sino vientres?

San Josemaría Escrivá, Camino 38

Can it be true—I don’t believe it, I don’t believe it—that on earth there are no men, only bellies?

Saint Josemaría Escrivá, The Way 38

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Hesiod (c. 750–650 BC)

Hesiod (c. 750–650 BC)

And Hesiod:

ποιμένες ἄγραυλοι, κάκ’ ἐλέγχεα, γαστέρες οἶον!

Θεογονια, 28

THE MUSES: Rude shepherds, poor disgraces, mere bellies!

Theogony (=The Generation of the Gods), 28

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