France Quotes

France is divorced from the modern world of the 21st century.

Nicolas Baverez

France was a long despotism tempered by epigrams.

Thomas Carlyle

If they make a choice, they need to choose France before Europe and Europe before elsewhere in the world.

Alain Tchibozo

France is the most civilized country in the world and doesnt care who knows it.

John Gunther

I dont think it is true - as some commentators suggest - that France is going through an identity crisis, but there is an element of that.

Peter Mandelson

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.

Francois Mitterrand

Clearly, for France in her present position, intelligence consists of practicing a policy of entente with Germany in order to survive.

Pierre Laval

France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating power in the world of culture. This is true both of the French right and the French left. They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys or farmers who do not understand anything.

Adam Michnik

France has a very important relationship with Germany. But that does not mean that we agree about everything or that two of our universities or companies are not going to compete.

Jean Pierre Raffarin

France regrets a decision which nothing justifies today and which could have heavy consequences for the region and for the world.

Dominique De Villepin

France is doing everything it can, but the problem is that it is impossible to stop Bush from pursuing his logic of war to the end.

Jacques Chirac

He [Clemenceau] had one illusion - France; and one disillusion - mankind.

John Maynard Keynes

France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams.

Thomas Carlyle

King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the kingdom of France... settle your debt to the king of Heaven; return to the Maiden, who is envoy of the king of Heaven, the keys to all the good towns you took and violated in France.

Joan of Arc

In America, only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a writer is.

Geoffrey Cottrell

If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France.

Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

Although I may not be a lioness, I am a lion's cub, and inherit many of his qualities; and as long as the King of France treats me gently he will find me as gentle and tractable as he can desire; but if he be rough, I shall take the trouble to be just as troublesome and offensive to him as I can.

Elizabeth I

When I saw what a mess everything was in I asked for my money back on the ticket. I would have felt I was deserting. If everyone of any value leaves France, what will remain of France?

Henri Matisse

France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.

Charles de Gaulle

Thoughtless, dilettante or purblind wordlings sometimes ask us \"What is it that Britain and France are fighting for?\" To this I answer \"If we left off fighting, you would soon find out.

Winston Churchill

If George W. Bush is elected president, I'm leaving for France.

Robert Altman

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

Gen. H. Norman Schwartzkopf

Punish France, ignore Germany, and forgive Russia.

Condoleezza Rice

Chirac is saying: France is adapting. We are applying the same strategic thought but to deeply different circumstances.

Dominique Moisi

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