He may be long gone, but his wisdom lives on. If only he’d been born a century later to guide us through the tough times, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in right now... On tackling over-eating: “In Germany a person begins with eating a pound or two of grapes with bread and increases the quantity of grapes until he can eat half a dozen or more pounds during the day. Of course very little bread is eaten as more grapes are taken. This is a famous cure for obesity and diseases due to high living.”