Quotation by François Rabelais

There is nothing so true as that the frock and the cowl bring on the opprobrium, insults and derision of the world, just as, according to Caecias, the wind attracts clouds. The overwhelming reason is: because monks eat the world's shit, which is to say its sins, and like shit eaters they are consigned to their privies: those are their convents and abbeys.
François Rabelais (1494–1553), French author, evangelist. Gargantua, in Gargantua, ch. 40, p. 110, Pleiade edition (1995).
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