Quotes by: Francois Rabelais
It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man.
How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?
I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
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.
How shall I be able to rule over others, that have not full power and command of myself?
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.