RABELAIS, Francois Quotes
(1490-1553), French satirist
Time, which gnaws and diminishes all things else, augments and increaseth benefits; because a noble action of liberality doth grow continually by our generously thinking of it and remembering it.
In all companies there are more fools than wise men, and the greater part always gets the better of the wiser.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering—an image of death.
It is wise to get knowledge and learning from every source—from a sot, a pot, a fool, a winter-mitten, or an old slipper.
The best protection of a nation is its men; towns and cities cannot have a surer defense than the prowess and virtue of their inhabitants.