Meaning of one cannot live by bread alone in English:

one cannot live by bread alone

phrase

  • People have spiritual as well as physical needs.

    ‘we cannot live by bread alone, but it helps’
    • ‘As they say, you cannot live by bread alone, so be sure to take care of the liquid side of your diet as well.’
    • ‘Advocates of Taiwan independence, particularly those residing comfortably in the United States, like to point out that one cannot live by bread alone, but must have the personal freedom of choice.’
    • ‘Biblically, one cannot live by bread alone, but Lent has seen me living almost entirely on Starbucks’ avocado and sun dried tomato sandwiches, with banana and toffee muffins for dessert!’
    • ‘While bread has been referred to as the ‘staff of life,’ it is also true that you cannot live by bread alone.’
    • ‘However, as the Bible intones, one cannot live by bread alone.’
    • ‘And since you cannot live by bread alone, you must feed on the bread of life by faith, clinging always to the things of the Ruach Hakodesh, that is, the Moshiach's life-giving words.’
    • ‘All we say is that you cannot live by bread alone, which means you cannot live by material standards.’

    Origin

    With biblical allusion to Deut. 8:3, Matt. 4:4.