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He who has not an adventure has not horse or mule, so says
Solomon.--Who is too adventurous, said Echephron,--loses read more

He who has not an adventure has not horse or mule, so says
Solomon.--Who is too adventurous, said Echephron,--loses horse
and mule.
[Fr., Qui ne s'adventure n'a cheval ny mule, ce dist Salomon.--
Qui trop, dist Echephron, s'adventure--perd cheval et mule,
respondit Malcon.]

by Francois Rabelais Found in: Adventure Quotes,
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He beat the bushes without taking the birds.
[Fr., [Il] battoit les buissons sans predre les ozillons.]

He beat the bushes without taking the birds.
[Fr., [Il] battoit les buissons sans predre les ozillons.]

by Francois Rabelais Found in: Failure Quotes,
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A crier of green sauce.

A crier of green sauce.

by Francois Rabelais Found in: Cookery Quotes,
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"Appetite comes with eating," says Angeston, "but thirst departs
with drinking."
[Fr., "L'appetit vient en mangeant," disoit Angeston, read more

"Appetite comes with eating," says Angeston, "but thirst departs
with drinking."
[Fr., "L'appetit vient en mangeant," disoit Angeston, "mais la
soif e'en va en beuvant."]

by Francois Rabelais Found in: Appetite Quotes,
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Debts and lies are generally mixed together

Debts and lies are generally mixed together

by Francois Rabelais Found in: Debt Quotes,
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We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.

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

by Francois Rabelais Found in: Desire Quotes,
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I would have you call to mind the strength of the ancient giants,
that undertook to lay the high read more

I would have you call to mind the strength of the ancient giants,
that undertook to lay the high mountain Pelion on the top of
Ossa, and set among those the shady Olympus.

by Francois Rabelais Found in: Mountains Quotes,
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I have known many who could not when they would, for they had not
done it when they could.

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

by Francois Rabelais Found in: Will Quotes,
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Between two stools one sits on the ground.
[Fr., S'asseoir entre deux selles le cul a terre.]

Between two stools one sits on the ground.
[Fr., S'asseoir entre deux selles le cul a terre.]

by Francois Rabelais Found in: Choice Quotes,
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I am going to seek the great Perhaps.

I am going to seek the great Perhaps.

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