— François Arago French mathematician, physicist, astronomer and politician 1786 - 1853
"The History of My Youth", p. 55.
Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men (1859)
Kontext: I was often humiliated to see men disputing for a piece of bread, just as animals might have done. My feelings on this subject have very much altered since I have been personally exposed to the tortures of hunger. I have discovered, in fact, that a man, whatever may have been his origin, his education, and his habits, is governed, under certain circumstances, much more by his stomach than by his intelligence and his heart.