[1 of 1] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Life (general)" (search under Outer Life/Culture, Life, Society)": source "Arcana Coelestia, vol.1": detail "Section 678"
Goods and delights constitute man's life; and not so much truths, for truths receive their life from goods and delights. From infancy to old age nothing of knowledge or of reason is ever instilled except by means of what is good and delightful, and such things are called "food," because the soul lives and derives its sustenance from them; and they are food, for without them a man's soul cannot possibly live, as any one may know if he will but pay attention to the matter.