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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Rabelais
 
  By robbing Peter he paid Paul … and hoped to catch larks if ever the heavens should fall.  1
  Il faisoit de necessité vertu—He made a virtue of necessity.  2
  Je m’en vais chercher un grand peut-être; tirez le rideau, la farce est jouée—I am going in quest of a great perhaps; let the curtain drop, the farce is played out.    On his death-bed.  3
  L’appétit vient en mangeant—Appetite comes with eating, i.e., the more one has, the more one would have.  4
  One half of the world knows not how the other half lives.  5
  Opportunity has hair in front, but is bald behind; if you meet her, seize her by the forelock, for Jove himself cannot catch her again if once let slip.  6
  The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be; / The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.  7
 
 
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