Quotations by Rabelais, Francois


How should I be able to govern others when I don’t know how to govern myself?

François Rabelais (1494-1553) French writer, humanist, doctor
Gargantua and Pantagruel, 1.52 (1532-1552) [tr. Cohen (1955)]
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One inch of joy surmounts of grief a span,
Because to laugh is proper to the man.
[Pour ce que rire est le propre de l’homme.]

François Rabelais (1494-1553) French writer, humanist, doctor
Gargantua, Preface (1534)
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A son exemple ie denonce

François Rabelais (1494-1553) French writer, humanist, doctor
Le Quart-Livre des faicts et dicts h
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Speak the truth and shame the Devil.

François Rabelais (1494-1553) French writer, humanist, doctor
Le Quart-Livre des faicts et dicts héroïques du bon Pantagruel, Prolog (1552)
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