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Francois Rabelais Quotes and Sayings

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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.
- Francois Rabelais

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Misery is the company of lawsuits.
- Francois Rabelais

Frugality is for the vulgar.
- Francois Rabelais

How shall I be able to rule over others,
that have not full power and command of myself?
- Francois Rabelais

 

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

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

To good and true love fear is forever affixed.
- Francois Rabelais

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Half the world does not know how the other half lives.
- Francois Rabelais

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.
- Francois Rabelais

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

Nature abhors a vacuum.
- Francois Rabelais

Ignorance is the mother of all evils.
- Francois Rabelais

A habit does not a monk make.
- Francois Rabelais

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

If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks.
- Francois Rabelais

For he who can wait, everything comes in time.
- Francois Rabelais

I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
- Francois Rabelais

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

I drink no more than a sponge.
- Francois Rabelais

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.
- Francois Rabelais

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

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

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

No clock is more regular than the belly.
- Francois Rabelais

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

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.
- Francois Rabelais

There are more old drunkards than old physicians.
- Francois Rabelais

When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts,
and take counsel from himself.
- Francois Rabelais

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

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.
- Francois Rabelais

Everything comes in time to those who can wait.
- Francois Rabelais

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

Tell the truth and shame the devil.
- Francois Rabelais

Debts and lies are generally mixed together.
- Francois Rabelais

When I drink, I think; and when I think,
I drink.
- Francois Rabelais

Science without conscience is the death of the soul.
- Francois Rabelais

A bellyful is a bellyful.
- Francois Rabelais

How can I govern others, who can't even govern myself?
- Francois Rabelais

Friends, you will notice that in this world there are
many more ballocks than men.
Remember this.
- Francois Rabelais

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

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

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

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

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.
- Francois Rabelais

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung

Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling,
arising within the mind of the one praying.
- Ernest Holmes

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate,
separated from everything ... And they're not.
They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.
- the movie Powder

In true friendship, one can express
anything and everything without feeling ashamed
or afraid of being rejected.
- Aparna Chatterjee

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
- Harry S. Truman

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

Feeling overwhelmed by apparent demands on our time
is like going to a restaurant,
ordering everything on the menu,
and complaining about indigestion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I choose to bless another person,
I will always end up feeling more blessed.
- Marianne Williamson

Deep in my heart I'm concealing things
that I'm longing to say.
Scared to confess what I'm feeling -
frightened you'll slip away.
- the movie Evita

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
- Kay Knudsen

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing more depressing,
than having everything,
and still feeling sad.
- Janet Jackson

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson


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