Quotation by François Rabelais

Therefore, wish for moderation, it will come to you, and even better, duly as you work and labor. "Indeed, but (you say) God could have just as soon given me seventy-eight thousand as easily as the thirteenth part of one half. Because he is all powerful. A million in Gold is as easy for him as a penny." Ha, ha, has. And who taught you to make speeches on the power and predestination of God, my poor fellows?
François Rabelais (1494–1553), French author, evangelist. Fourth Book, prologue, p. 534, Pleiade edition (1995).
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