The following comes from "Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
" by Jerome K. Jerome. I've been reading the beautifully formatted epub available right here on MobileRead.
How good one feels when one is full - how satisfied with ourselves and the world! People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happpy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, as is cheaper, and more easily obtained. One feels forgiving and generous after a substantial and well-digested meal - so noble-minded, so kindly hearted.
We are but the veriest, sorriest slaves of our stomach. Reach not after morality and righteousness, my friends; watch vigilantly your stomach, and diet it with care and judgment. Then virtue and contentment will come and reign within your heart, unsought by any effort of your own; and you will be a good citizen, a loving husband, and a tender father - a noble, pious man.
I've had meals like that.