Quotes by Francois Rabelais

A bellyful is a bellyful.
– Francois Rabelais
Believe me, 'tis a godlike thing to lend; to owe is a heroic virtue.
– Francois Rabelais
Debts and lies are generally mixed together.
– Francois Rabelais
Everything comes in time to those who can wait.
– Francois Rabelais
He had 63 ways of getting money, the most common, most honorable ones being staling, thieving, and robbing.
– Francois Rabelais
How shall I be able to rule over others, that have not full power and command of myself?
– Francois Rabelais
I am going to seek a great purpose, draw the curtain, the farce is played.
– Francois Rabelais
I drink no more than a sponge.
– Francois Rabelais
I have known many who could not when they would, for they had not done it when they could.
– Francois Rabelais
If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks.
– Francois Rabelais
If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass.
– Francois Rabelais
No clock is more regular than the belly.
– Francois Rabelais
Now my innocence begins to weigh me down.
– Francois Rabelais
One falls to the ground in trying to sit on two stools.
– Francois Rabelais
The farce is finished. I go to seek a vast perhaps.
– Francois Rabelais
The very well and abyss of an encyclopaedia.
– Francois Rabelais
When I drink, I think; and when I think, I drink.
– Francois Rabelais
So much is a man worth as he esteems himself.
– Francois Rabelais
When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself.
– Francois Rabelais
To good and true love fear is forever affixed.
– Francois Rabelais