France Quotes

So in Europe, we had empires. Everyone had them - France and Spain and Britain and Turkey! The Ottoman Empire, full of furniture for some reason. And the Austro-Hungarian Empire, famous for fuck all! Yes, all they did was slowly collapse like a flan in a cupboard.

Eddie Izzard

If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would never reveal it; for I am a citizen of humanity first and by necessity, and a citizen of France second, and only by accident.

Charles de Montesquieu

France cannot be France without greatness.

Charles de Gaulle

Socialism, born and raised in France, is unpersuasive even to the promiscuously persuadable French.

George F. Will

The loss of the battle of Waterloo was the salvation of France.

Thomas Jefferson

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.

Julia Child

France had neither winter nor summer nor morals - apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.

Mark Twain

I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.

Charles de Gaulle

France is an absolute monarchy, tempered by ballads.


France needs to find something that makes it stand out. It's not enough for it to do almost as well as its neighbors.

Bernard Liautaud

Most people forget the region of France especially is very similar with arid climate as Arizona and they're beautiful in our environment.

Todd Zillweger

France is clearly going to defend French troops and French citizens that are under attack.

John Danforth

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
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