The really happy man never laughs—seldom—though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension—and the happy are not over strung.Prof. F. A. P. Aveling
- And threat'ning France, plac'd like a painted Jove,
Kept idle thunder in his lifted hand.
- "They order," said I, "this matter better in France."
- Laurence Sterne, Sentimental Journey, page 1.
- Toute ma vie, je me suis fait une certaine idée de la France.
- Translated: "All my life I have had a certain idea of France".
- Charles de Gaulle, opening sentence of his Mémoires de guerre.
- La France a perdu une bataille, mais la France n'a pas perdu la guerre.
- Translated: "France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war".
- Charles de Gaulle, Proclamation, June 18 1940.
- France is the only country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the