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Francois Rabelais Quotes

Date of Death: 1553-04-09 (Thursday, April 9th, 1553)

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Having published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.Wednesday, January 23rd, 1546

Quotes

    • Je m'en vais chercher un grand peut-etre; tirez le rideau, la farce est jouee.
    • Je n'ai rien vaillant; je dois beaucoup; je donne le reste aux pauvres.
    • [Mais par ce que selon le sage Salomon,] Sapience n'entre point en ame malivole, & science sans conscience n'est que ruyne de l'ame.
    • Pour ce que rire est le propre de l'homme.
    • [Puis pour curieuse leczon, & meditation frequente] rompre l'os, & sugcer la substantificque mouelle.
    • Les heures sont faictez pour l'homme, & non l'homme pour les heures.
    • Et guerre faicte sans bonne provision d'argent, n'a qu'un souspirail de vigueur. Les nerfz des batailles sont les pecunes.
    • Certaine gayete d'esprit conficte en mespris des choses fortuites.
    • A son [Timon le Misanthrope] exemple ie denonce a ces calumniateurs diaboliques, que tous ayent a se pendre dedans le dernier chanteau de ceste lune. Ie les fourniray de licolz.
    • Translation: Following his example, I encourage all these diabolical calumniators to go hang themselves before the last moon's quarter is done. I will supply the rope.
    • ...l'estomach affame n'a poinct d'aureilles, il n'oyt goutte.
    • Appetite comes with eating...but the thirst goes away with drinking.
    • How shall I be able to rule over others, that have not full power and command of myself?
    • Fais ce que voudras.
    • Subject to a kind of disease, which at that time they called lack of money.
    • So much is a man worth as he esteems himself.
    • He that has patience may compass anything.
    • We will take the good will for the deed.
    • Speak the truth and shame the Devil.
    • Plain as the nose in a man's face.
    • Looking as like...as one pea does like another.
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