man cannot live by bread alone

With allusion to two biblical passages (both AV): DEUTERONOMY viii. 3 Man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live; MATTHEW iv. 4 Man shall not live by bread alone.

1875 EMERSON in North American Review May-June 418 Man does not live by bread alone, but by faith, by admiration, by sympathy.

1927 J. BUCHAN Witch Wood iii. Man canna live by bread alone, but he assuredly canna live without it.

1973 Galt Toy Catalogue 35 As the saying goes—Man cannot live by bread alone.


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