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The French are wiser than they seem, and the Spaniards seem wiser than they are.
Nationalities and Nationalism
Francis Bacon

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Every private in the French army carries a Field Marshall wand in his knapsack.
Leaders and Leadership
Napoleon Bonaparte

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The French complain of everything, and always.
Nations
Napoleon Bonaparte

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I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse.
Language
Charles V

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There's always something fishy about the French.
Nations
Noel Coward

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There is a French saying: Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love.
Marriage
J. Finod De

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How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? French fries.
Advertising
James French

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The French work to live, but the Swiss live to work.
Nationalities and Nationalism
French Proverb

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Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.
Nations
Moliere

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An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards.
Nationalities and Nationalism
Austin O'Malley

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We French found it and called it joie de vivre -- the joy of living.
Joy
Renee Repound

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The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.
Nationalities and Nationalism
Jean Jacques Rousseau

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Your old virginity is like one of our French withered pears: it looks ill, it eats dryly.
Chastity
William Shakespeare

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun