quote by Marcel Pagnol

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. French translation

— Marcel Pagnol

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Original, in French: La bonne cuisine est la base du véritable bonheur.

English: Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

Nothing will make me change my principles.

Even with the knife at my neck I shall still declare, up to this day, the poor have done everything; it is time for the rich to take their turn... The selfish people, the young idlers, must be made useful, whether they like it or not, and some respite be procured for the useful and respectable worker.

My principles are only those that, before the French Revolution, every well-born person considered sane and normal.

The greatest difficulty we have faced is the neocolonial way of thinking that exists in this country. We were colonized by a country, France, that left us with certain habits. For us, being successful in life, being happy, meant trying to live as they do in France, like the richest of the French.

Nigeria is not a nation. It is a mere geographical expression. There are no 'Nigerians' in the same sense as there are 'English,' 'Welsh,' or 'French.' The word 'Nigerian' is merely a distinctive appellation to distinguish those who live within the boundaries of Nigeria and those who do not.

It is the height of stupidity to claim that men who for a thousand years have had the power to berate us, to fleece us and to oppress us with impunity, will now agree, with good grace, to be our equals.

Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible.

I do a real analysis of who actually owns things - it’s the British…the Dutch…then it’s the Arabs…then it’s the French…then it’s the Jews…and then, on down the line.

In language gender is particularly confusing.

Why, please, should a table be male in German, female in French, and castrated in English?

Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.

Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.

Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.

France turned a deaf ear to the demands, but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina.

I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'.

Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.

Mainly I was able to perform with music - I played the French horn, I would sing, and I was a drummer in the pipe band. So I think it was a way to show off.

If the right to vote were expanded to seven year olds … its policies would most definitely reflect the ‘legitimate concerns’ of children to have ‘adequate’ and ‘equal’ access to ‘free’ french fries, lemonade and videos.

The only consistent hobby I've had is studying Spanish and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world. I love sports but usually I'm looking for the next job.

Esquire, in a July, 1957 issue, has a photograph of me playing the French horn at the Five Spot.

I play drums, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, piano.

To put the point sharply: If an informer in the French underground who sent a friend to the torture chambers of the Gestapo was equally a victim, then there can be no right or wrong in life that I understand.

Whoever would have guessed that in the land of cheap sausages and mashed potatoes there could be such a change which would actually bring the French from Paris every weekend to invade Britain en masse to eat great food and drink great wine.

It has since been agreed that speeches given in English will be translated into French and vice versa, and even into German and Italian when necessary. No doubt translations into Esperanto will also soon be in demand.

One bites into the brass mouthpiece of his wooden cudgel, and the other blows his cheeks out on a French horn. Do you call that Art?

From the sea came a boat with some Israeli commando soldiers who took me by the commando boat to the yacht and put me on the yacht. In the yacht I asked people, who are you. And they said we are Israelis, French and British.

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French language - d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic

French Guiana - French Guiana (/ɡiˈɑːnə/ or /ɡiˈænə/; French: Guyane [ɡɥijan]) is an overseas department and region of France on the northern Atlantic coast of South

French people - French people (French: Français) are a Western European ethnic group and nation that shares a common French culture, ancestry, French language and is

French cuisine - French cuisine consists of the cooking traditions and practices from France. French cuisine developed throughout the centuries influenced by the many

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Vichy France - 46.167°N 3.400°E / 46.167; 3.400 Vichy France (French: Régime de Vichy) is the common name of the French State (État français) headed by Marshal Philippe

Overseas France - Overseas France (French: France d'outre-mer) consists of all the French-administered territories outside Europe, mostly remains of the French colonial

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When he takes me in his arms, and speaks to me softly, I see the world through rose-colored glasses.

It's not what you know about the computer that's important, but your ability to do things with it. By studying French in an academic setting, you get to know a lot about it, but typically, you can't express yourself well or have an interesting conversation with it.

The rich are only defeated when running for their lives.

In a few days, I will have them all guillotined in Paris.

Belgium is a country invented by the British to annoy the French.

One must never compromise with tyrants.

One can only strike at kings through the head. Nothing can be expected from European kings except by force of arms. I vote for the death of the tyrant.

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

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

Sometimes, however, the Gaelic blood asserts itself.

The Frenchmen will then attack. But the French attacking spirit is like bottled lemonade. It lacks tenacity. The Englishmen, on the other hand, one notices that they are of Germanic blood. Sportsmen easily take to flying, and Englishmen see in flying nothing but a sport.

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