Citations de Michel de Montaigne

Michel Eyquem, Seigneur de Montaigne, 1533-1592

Quotations from Montaigne's Essays
selected and translated by Anthony Weir
with glosses and comments.

Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne
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Les Français semblent des guénons

qui vont grimpant contremont un arbre, de branche en branche, et ne cessent d'aller jusqu'à ce qu'elles sont arrivées à la plus haute branche, et y montrent le cul quand elles y sont.

The French are like monkeys who climb and swing up a tree from branch to branch without stopping until they get to the top - and then display their arses.

1 comment:

  1. This seems a strange observation. But it is true today that the French are among the most selfish and solipsistic nations of the world, displaying hardly a shred of self-doubt.