François Rabelais (; c. 1494 – 9 April 1553) was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs. His best known work is Gargantua and Pantagruel.
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“One should never pursue the hazards of fortune to their very ends and ... it behooves all adventurers to treat their good luck with reverence, neither bothering nor upsetting it.”
—François Rabelais (14941553)