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Francois Rabelais quotes

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.

Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.

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

Everything comes in time to those who can wait.

To good and true love fear is forever affixed.

Debts and lies are generally mixed together.

We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.

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.

I have known many who could not when they would, for they had not done it when they could.

No clock is more regular than the belly.

Tell the truth and shame the devil.

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

How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?

Ignorance is the mother of all evils.

There are more old drunkards than old physicians.

From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains.

For he who can wait, everything comes in time.

Frugality is for the vulgar.

Half the world does not know how the other half lives.

Believe me, 'tis a godlike thing to lend; to owe is a heroic virtue.