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Alain Rene Le Sage

Alain-René Lesage (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ ʁəne ləsaʒ]; 6 May 1668 – 17 November 1747; older spelling Le Sage) was a French novelist and playwright. Lesage is best known for his comic novel The Devil upon Two Sticks (1707, Le Diable boiteux), his comedy Turcaret (1709), and his picaresque novel Gil Blas (1715–1735).


Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.




Justice is such a fine thing that we cannot pay too dearly for it.




I am happy and content because I think I am.




Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.



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