(15 Aug 1613 - 23 Jul 1692)
French scholar and lawyer who later became a cleric. From 1656, he sponsored weekly mercuriales (Wednesday literary meetings) attended by poets and critics. His published works include Origines de la langue francaise (1650). Shortly after his death, his friends made a collection of his witticisms and opinions in Ménagiana (1693).
Science Quotes by Gilles Ménage (1 quote)
Medicine may be defined as the art or the science of keeping a patient quiet with frivolous reasons for his illness and amusing him with remedies good or bad until nature kills him or cures him.
— Gilles Ménage