François Rabelais was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and humanist. He is regarded as an avant-garde writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, dirty jokes and bawdy songs.
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“Half the world does not know how the other half lives.”
“Not everyone is a debtor who wishes to be; not everyone who wishes makes creditors.”
“A bellyful is a bellyful”
“I know of a charm by way of a prayer that will preserve a man from the violence of guns and all manner of fire-weapons and engines but it will do me no good because I do not believe it”
“The Devil was sick - the Devil a monk would be, The Devil was well the devil a monk was he”
“Looking as like - as one pea does like another”
“A young Saint - an old Devil, (mark this, an old saying, and as true a one as, a Young Whore an old Saint)”
“The very well and abyss of an encyclopaedia.”
“He 63 ways of getting money, the most common, most honorable ones being staling, thieving, and robbing.”
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