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Quotation by François Rabelais
You must be wise, in order to sniff out and weigh these mighty books, and swift in the hunt and brave in the battle; then, by careful reading and frequent reflection, crack open the bone and suck out the substantific marrow.
François Rabelais (1494–1553), French author, evangelist. Gargantua, prologue, p. 7, Pleiade edition (1995).
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