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François Rabelais

Quote of François Rabelais - Hours were made for man, not...

Biography - François Rabelais:

French Renaissance writer *Approximate years of birth and death.
Born: 1494 - Died: 1553
15th century
Place of birth: France

Hours were made for man, not man for hours.



"I never follow the clock: hours were made for man, not man for hours."

Quote source: Gargantua and Pantagruel

Wikisource - Rabelais - Gargantua (fr) 



(French, German)

Les heures sont faites pour l'homme, et non l'homme pour les heures.

Die Stunden sind für den Menschen da und nicht der Mensch für die Stunden.

See also 

See also...

One should eat to live, and not live to eat.

Quotes for: time


Quotes about time:

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

Time is a great master; it regulates things well.

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.

Time is the moving image of eternity.
Plato - Timaeus / 


François Rabelais also said...

Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.

Ignorance is the mother of all evils.

To laugh is proper to man.

Everything comes in time to those who can wait.

All things move onward to their term.

Misery is the company of lawsuits.

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