Quotation by François Rabelais

Because the image of my body remains in you, similarly, if the morals of my soul were not to shine through, one would not judge you to be the guardian and treasurer of our name, and the pleasure I would take in seeing this would be small, considering that the smallest part of myself—my body—would remain, and that the best, which is the soul through which our name lasts in benediction amongst men, would be bastardized and corrupt.
François Rabelais (1494–1553), French author, evangelist. Gargantua to Pantagruel, in Pantagruel, ch. 8, p. 242, Pleiade edition (1995).
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