Quotation by François Rabelais

He had killed and put to earth so many that his sword broke in two. At length he thought to himself that that was enough massacring and killing for one day, and that the rest should be allowed to escape in order to spread the news.
François Rabelais (1494–1553), French author, evangelist. Frere Jean, in Gargantua, ch. 44, p. 121, Pleiade edition (1995).
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