Famous French Quotes


Here are five famous french quotes that you might find interesting to read.

We’ve included both french and english versions…they sound so much more powerful in their original state, don’t you think?

La France a perdu une bataille! Mais la France n’a pas perdu la guerre!
France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.
Charles de Gaulle

La gloire est éphémère, mais l’obscurité est éternelle.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Napoléon Bonaparte

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Ne me plaignez pas, c’est pour cela que je suis née.
Do not pity me… I was born to do this.
Joan of Arc

Le plus grand faible des hommes, c’est l’amour qu’ils ont de la vie.
Man’s greatest weakness is his love of life.

On ne naît pas femme, on le devient.
One is not born a woman, but becomes one.
Simone de Beauvoir

Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc)

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