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date: 15 November 2019

François Rabelais c.1494–c.1553
French humanist, satirist, and physician 

  1. Nature abhors a vacuum.
    quoting, in Latin, an article of ancient wisdom
    Gargantua (1534) bk. 1, ch. 5
  2. Fay ce que vouldras.
    Do what you like.
    Gargantua (1534) bk. 1, ch. 57; see Crowley
  3. A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.
    attributed; see Plutarch
  4. I am going to seek a great perhaps…Bring down the curtain, the farce is played out.
    last words; attributed, but probably apocryphal