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Appetite: François Rabelais

L’appetit vient en mangeant [The appetite grows by eating] François Rabelais 1494-c1553 Gargantua et Pantagruel (1534) 1.v In the context, ‘appetite’ means appetite for food. The truth of this is recognised by gastronomy – what else are appetisers, but food … Continue reading

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The Love Of Liberty: William Hazlitt

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. William Hazlitt 1778-1830 Political Essays (1819) The illustration is copyright: Antonio Guillem via Shutterstock

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Knowledge: Francis Bacon

Knowledge is power Such a well-known saying, but did you know it was by Francis Bacon (1561-1626)? The illustration is copyright: Dim Dimich via Shutterstock

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