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Quotes of the Day for 26 February 2003 – Breakfast

John Harvey Kellogg was born at Tyrone, Michigan on this day in 1852. His parents were devout Seventh-day Adventists, and he took their healthy living tenets to new heights. While he maintained, for example, that smoking caused lung cancer decades before it was widely accepted, and his surgical skills were admired by the Mayo brothers, he was in many areas completely adrift from the facts. Perhaps because of his acceptance of quackery like hydropathy (scheduled cold baths followed by walking), electropathy (running current through the patient's body), mechanopathy (the Battle Creek Vibratory Chair), and radium cures, all of which the Battle Creek Sanitarium proudly offered, he was staff physician there for 62 years. He also disapproved of sex, never consummated his long marriage, and created corn flakes as part of a diet plan designed to reduce sexual desire. Fortunately, corn flakes have no such effect, and today we remember Kellogg less as a medical flake than for the flakes he created for Breakfast today's theme.

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The quotes:

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
     - Adelle Davis

Hope is a good breakfast, but a bad supper.
     - Francis Bacon, 1561 - 1626

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
     - John Gunther

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast.
     - Konrad Lorenz

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
     - Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900

My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.
     - Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965


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