Facts about Francois Rabelais

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Francois Rabelais was a famous Clergyman from France, who lived between and April 9, 1553.

Our collection contains 35 quotes who is written / told by Francois, under the main topic Time.

Famous quotes by Francois Rabelais (35)


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"No clock is more regular than the belly"
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"Half the world does not know how the other half lives"
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"Frugality is for the vulgar"
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"Everything comes in time to those who can wait"
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"There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation"
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"In their rules there was only one clause: Do what you will"
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"I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him"
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"How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?"
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"We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us"
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"I drink no more than a sponge"
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"How shall I be able to rule over others, that have not full power and command of myself?"
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"When I drink, I think; and when I think, I drink"
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"One falls to the ground in trying to sit on two stools"
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"It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man"
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"If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass"
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"Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words"
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"Friends, you will notice that in this world there are many more ballocks than men. Remember this"
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"For he who can wait, everything comes in time"
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"A bellyful is a bellyful"
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"When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself"
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"Ignorance is the mother of all evils"
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"I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace"
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"I have known many who could not when they would, for they had not done it when they could"
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"How can I govern others, who can't even govern myself?"
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"A habit does not a monk make"
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"Misery is the company of lawsuits"
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"If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks"
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"From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains"
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"Believe me, 'tis a godlike thing to lend; to owe is a heroic virtue"
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"Because just as arms have no force outside if there is no counsel within a house, study is vain and counsel useless that is not put to virtuous effect when the time calls"
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"There are more old drunkards than old physicians"
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"Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish"
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"Nature abhors a vacuum"
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"Debts and lies are generally mixed together"
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"It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth"


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