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Friends, you will notice that in this world there are many more ballocks than men. Remember this.
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To good and true love fear is forever affixed.

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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.

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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.

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

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Misery is the company of lawsuits.

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Bring down the curtain, the farce is over

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We will take the good-will for the deed.

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I have already related to you great and admirable things; but, if you might be induced to adventure upon the hazard of believing some other divinity of this sacred Pantagruelion, I very willingly would tell it you. Believe it, if you will, or otherwise, believe it not, I care not which of them you do, they are both alike to me. It shall be sufficient for my purpose to have told you the truth, and the truth I will tell you.

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To laugh is proper to man.

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The belly has no ears nor is it to be filled with fair words.

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Don't limp in front of the lame.

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If you wish to be good "Pantagruelists" (which is to say, live in peace, joy, health, and always dining well), never put too much faith in people who look out through a hole.

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No noble man ever hated good wine.

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Do you know what Agelisas said, when he was asked why the great city of Lacedomonie was not girded with walls? Because, pointing out the inhabitants and citizens of the city, so expert in military discipline and so strong and well armed: "Here," he said, "are the walls of the city," meaning that there is no wall but of bones, and that towns and cities can have no more secure nor stronger wall than the virtue of their citizens and inhabitants.

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I never sleep comfortably except when I am at sermon or when I pray to God.

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Pantagruelism is a certain gaitey of the spirit consisting in a disdain for the hazards of fortune.

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