France Quotes

France always has plenty men of talent, but it is always deficient in men of action and high character.

Napoleon

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

Gen. H. Norman Schwartzkopf

Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

France is an absolute monarchy, tempered by ballads.

Unknown

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

Winston Churchill

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

Mark Twain

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

Julia Child

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

Thomas Jefferson

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

George F. Will

France cannot be France without greatness.

Charles de Gaulle

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

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

Dogs smoke in France.

Ozzy Osbourne

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be.

Winston Churchill

The majority of (painters), because they aren't colorists, do not see yellow, orange or sulphur in the South (of France) and they call a painter mad if he sees with eyes other than theirs.

Vincent van Gogh

When France has a cold, all Europe sneezes.

Klemens Von Metternich

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

The further off from England, the nearer is to France - / Then turn not pale, beloved snail, but come and join the dance.

Lewis Carroll

When in 1966 Charles de Gaulle ordered France out of NATO and American troops off French soil, Secretary of State Dean Rusk asked him if that included the American soldiers lying dead in the cemeteries at Normandy and throughout France.

Charles Krauthammer

I have a switch in my apartment that doesn't do anything. Every once in a while I turn it on and off. On and off. On and off. One day I got a call from a woman in France who said "Cut it out!

Stephen Wright

Europeans, like some Americans, drive on the right side of the road, except in England, where they drive on both sides of the road; Italy, where they drive on the sidewalk; and France, where if necessary they will follow you right into the hotel lobby.

Dave Barry

If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.

Albert Einstein

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Updated On : September 30, 2013
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