Wise Quotes From French Celebrities

Wise Quotes From French Celebrities

Much cultural depth is owed to the wisdom of French men and women who have made an impact by thinking outside the box and daring to be different. We wanted offer some inspirational quotes from a few of our favorite French celebrities and philosophers who have dared to be different and have changed the world because of it. We hope you enjoy!


A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.
— Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel is one of France's most celebrated fashion designers.  She is most know for her famous fashion brand, Chanel, and being a style icon with an edgy outlook on life. Image Credit: kickfeed.co

Coco Chanel is one of France's most celebrated fashion designers.  She is most know for her famous fashion brand, Chanel, and being a style icon with an edgy outlook on life. Image Credit: kickfeed.co

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
— Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis de Tocqueville is a famous French scientist born on July 29th, 1805 AD. He was also known by the name Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville. Image Credit: 2.kqed.org

Alexis de Tocqueville is a famous French scientist born on July 29th, 1805 AD. He was also known by the name Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville. Image Credit: 2.kqed.org

I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place everyday
— Albert Camus
Albert Camus is a French philosopher born in 1913 AD. He was only 47 when he died on January 4th, 1960 AD. He was known for his quotes which are still popular today. Image credit: vancouversun.com

Albert Camus is a French philosopher born in 1913 AD. He was only 47 when he died on January 4th, 1960 AD. He was known for his quotes which are still popular today. Image credit: vancouversun.com

Inspiration comes from working every day
— Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire was a French poet who worked as an art critic and pioneer translator of Edgar Allen Poe. He died at the young age of 46 years old in 1867. Image Credit: lifeandlegends.com

Charles Baudelaire was a French poet who worked as an art critic and pioneer translator of Edgar Allen Poe. He died at the young age of 46 years old in 1867. Image Credit: lifeandlegends.com

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it
— Jules Renard
Jules Renard was a French author most known for his works, Poil de Carotte and Les Histoires Naturelles.   Image Credit: lalangostaliteraria.com

Jules Renard was a French author most known for his works, Poil de Carotte and Les Histoires Naturelles.   Image Credit: lalangostaliteraria.com

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time
— Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust was a French writer most famous for his novel Á la recherche du Temps Perdu.  Image Credit: penamerican.tumblr.com

Marcel Proust was a French writer most famous for his novel Á la recherche du Temps Perdu.  Image Credit: penamerican.tumblr.com

Of course one should not drink much, but often
— Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a post-impressionist French painter who spent most of his days at the infamous Moulin Rouge in Paris painting the colorful characters that worked at and frequented that club. Image Credit: dc.clicrbs.br

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a post-impressionist French painter who spent most of his days at the infamous Moulin Rouge in Paris painting the colorful characters that worked at and frequented that club. Image Credit: dc.clicrbs.br

All oppression creates a state of war
— Simone de Beauvoir
Simone de Beauvoir was a French writer, intellectual, and feminist most notable for her treatise, The Second Sex. Image Credit: manchesterhistorian.com

Simone de Beauvoir was a French writer, intellectual, and feminist most notable for her treatise, The Second Sex. Image Credit: manchesterhistorian.com

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