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Cicero, Tusculan Disputations 5.34

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Socraten ferunt, cum usque ad vesperum contentius ambularet quaesitumque esset ex eo, quare id faceret, respondisse se, quo melius cenaret, obsonare ambulando famem.

They say that Socrates used to walk rather vigorously right up to evening-time, and when he was asked why he did this he replied that he was getting up an appetite by walking, so that he would have a better dinner. 

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April 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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