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French Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

French Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

French Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“The bird loves her own nest.”
– French Proverb

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“Wine has drowned more than the sea.”
– French Proverb

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“Early ripe, early rotten.”
– French Proverb

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“He that will not endure the bitter, will not live to see the sweet.”
– French Proverb

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“The shoemaker goes barefoot.”
– French Proverb

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“You can’t judge a book by its cover.”
– French Proverb

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“In wine there is truth.”
– French Proverb

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“A liar should have a good memory.”
– French Proverb

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“Envy takes no holiday.”
– French Proverb

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“Everyone sees noon at his own door.”
– French Proverb

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“One does not change a winning team.”
– French Proverb

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“Chase away the natural and it returns at a gallop.”
– French Proverb

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” It’s the exception that proves the rule..”
– French Proverb

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“One must eat to live, and not live to eat.”
– French Proverb

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“One must not trust appearances.”
– French Proverb

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“It is better to prevent than to heal.”
– French Proverb

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French Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Famous French Quotes

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“I think, therefore, I am.”
– Rene Descartes

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“In a great mind, everything is great.”
– Blaise Pascal

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“Proving that I am right would be admitting that I could be wrong.”
– Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

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“There are no half-truths.”
– Georges Bernanos

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“To be an adult is to be alone.”
– Jean Rostand

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“To win without risk is a triumph without glory.”
– Pierre Corneille

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“A lone man is always in poor company.”
– Paul Valéry

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“We say that time is a great teacher. It’s too bad that it kills all its students.”
– Hector Berlioz

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“Being a fool sometimes does not make one a fool all the time.”
– Denis Diderot

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“For a valiant heart, nothing is impossible.”
– Jacques Cœur

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French Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

French Quotes, and Sayings

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“You need to break the shell to have the almond.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“One nail drives out another.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“When the wine is drawn, one must drink it.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“Little by little, the bird makes its nest.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“All comes in time to the one who knows how to wait.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“Everybody to whom much is given, much is expected.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“Heaven helps those who help themselves.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“After rain comes sunshine.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“Truth gives a short answer, lies go roundabout.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“Wine has drowned more than the sea.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“Ill-gotten goods never prosper.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“It’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“Practice makes perfect..”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“Do not think that one enemy is insignificant, or that a thousand friends are too many.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“It is not the hen who cackles the loudest who hatches the most eggs.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“No one knows where the shoe pinches, but he who wears it.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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“Joy shared, joy doubled: sorrow shared, sorrow halved.”
– French Quotes, and Sayings

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French Proverbs About Life

France

  • Country:                    French Republic
  • French:                      République française
  • Capital:                      Paris
  • Official languages:     French
  • Population                 67 million

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“Lucky at cards, unlucky in love.”
– French Proverb

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