France Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old france quotes, france sayings, and france proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

In France every man is either an anvil or a hammer; he is a beater or must be beaten.     


France is an old country that needs to wake up.     

Melanie Laurent

Heads of France lead from a palace, and traditionally they retire to a cloud.     

Rosecrans Baldwin

France is a strong, wealthy country.     

Emmanuel Macron

France was an occupied country, a country that surrendered and was left without the right to choose.     

Jean-Marie Le Pen

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

France does not practice revenge.     

Francois Fillon

France will always be a great nation.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

France is the only country where the money falls apart, and you can't tear the toilet paper.     

Billy Wilder

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

Julia Child

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

Mark Twain

France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can't tear the toilet paper.     

Billy Wilder

France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams.     

Thomas Carlyle

France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme.     

Matthew Arnold

France is the most civilized country in the world and doesn't care who knows it.     

John Gunther

Paris ain't much of a town.     

Babe Ruth

France is a nation devoted to the false hypothesis on which it then builds marvelously logical structures.     

Gore Vidal

A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.     

Thomas Jefferson

France is the only nation in which astoundingly small numbers of civilized patrons reside.     

Gustave Courbet

There is just one France, one single nation, united in the same destiny.     

Francois Hollande

France cannot be France without greatness.     

Charles De Gaulle

In France, history is paralyzing.     

Jean Paul Gaultier

France is a meddow that cuts thrice a yeere.     

George Herbert

France needs to improve training and education and the level of skills of its workforce.     

Francois Hollande

France has never gotten over the fact that it was once a great power and is now just a great nuisance.     

Thomas Sowell

France must be an example to the world in the quality of its food, starting with its children,     

Bruno Le Maire

In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal.     

Gertrude Stein