Quotation by François Rabelais

Therefore, you will take note here my Drinkers, that the means of holding and maintaining a newly conquered country is not (as was the mistaken opinion of tyrannical minds—to their misery and dishonor) by pillaging, forcing, crushing with levies, ruining, mistreating and ruling with rods of steel: in brief, eating and devouring their peoples, such as Homer calls the evil king Demovore, which is to say eater of peoples.
François Rabelais (1494–1553), French author, evangelist. Third Book, ch. 1, p. 354, Pleiade edition (1995).
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