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Francois Rabelais Quotes

If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass.

Ignorance is the mother of all evils.

In their rules there was only one clause: Do what you will.

It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man.

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.

It is my opinion that time brings all things to fruition; by time all things are made plain; time is the father of truth.

Misery is the company of lawsuits.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

No clock is more regular than the belly.

One falls to the ground in trying to sit on two stools.

Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.

Science without conscience is the death of the soul.

Tell the truth and shame the devil.

The farce is finished. I go to seek a vast perhaps.

The remedy for thirst? It is the opposite of the one for a dog bite: run always after a dog, he'll never bite you; drink always before thirst, and it will never overtake you.

The right moment wears a full head of hair: when it has been missed, you can't get it back; it's bald in the back of the head and never turns around.

The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!

There are more old drunkards than old physicians.

There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation.

Time, which wears down and diminishes all things, augments and increases good deeds, because a good turn liberally offered to a reasonable man grows continually through noble thought and memory.