François Rabelais 1494-1553

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Languages exist by arbitrary institutions and conventions among peoples; words, as the dialecticians tell us, do not signify naturally, but at our pleasure.
François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Pantagruel to Panurge, in Third Book, ch. 19, p. 409, Pleiade edition (1995).
Let every one be fully convinced in his own mind.
François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Pantagruel to Panurge, in Third Book, ch. 7, p. 372, Pleiade edition (1995). From Romans, 14: 5.
I've often heard it said, as the common proverb goes, that a fool can teach a wise man well.
François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Pantagruel to Panurge, in Third Book, ch. 37, p. 468, Pleiade edition (1995).

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