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16 France Quotes

I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me.

General George S. Patton Quotes

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A nation of monkeys with the throat of parrots. [Fr., Une natione de singes a larynx de parroquets.]

Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes Quotes , Source: Note to Mirabeau, said of France

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Adieu, delightful land of France! O my country so dear, which nourished my infancy! [Fr., Adieu, plaisant pays de France! O, ma patrie La plus cherie, Qui a nourrie ma jeune enfance! Adieu, France--adieu, mes beaux jours.]

Anne Gabriel M. de Querlon Quotes , Source: a forgery sometimes attributed to Mary, Queen of Scots

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I have stretched ropes from steeple to steeple; garlands from window to window; golden chains from star to star, and I dance.

Arthur Rimbaud Quotes

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The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion.

Gen. H. Norman Schwartzkopf Quotes

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France is an absolute monarchy, tempered by ballads. [Fr., La France est une monarchie absolue, temperee par des chansons.]

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France is an absolute monarchy, tempered by ballads. [Fr., La France est une monarchie absolue, temperee par des chansons.]

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The Frenchman, easy, debonair, and brisk, Give him his lass, his fiddle, and his frisk, Is always happy, reign whoever may, And laughs the sense of mis'ry far away.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Table Talk (l. 237)

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I hate the French because they are all slaves and wear wooden shoes.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Essays (24 (1765 ed.)), appeared in the "British Magazine", June, 1760

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Gay, sprightly, land of mirth and social ease Pleased with thyself, whom all the world can please.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Traveller (l. 241), said of France

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Yet, who can help loving the land that has taught us Six hundred and eighty-five ways to dress eggs?

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Fudge Family (8)

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Have the French for friends, but not for neighbors.

Nicephorus Quotes , Source: said while treating with ambassadors of Charlemagne

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It is the fortune of France. [Fr., C'est la fortune de France.]

Nicephorus Quotes , Source: said while treating with ambassadors of Charlemagne

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One knows in France 685 different ways of preparing eggs. [Fr., On connoit en France 685 manieres differentes d'accommoder les oeufs.]

Anne Gabriel M. de Querlon Quotes , Source: a forgery sometimes attributed to Mary, Queen of Scots

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Ye sons of France, awake to glory! Hark! Hark! what myriads bid you rise! Your children, wives, and grandsires hoary, Behold their tears and hear their cries!

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle Quotes , Source: The Marseilles Hymn

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