We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be, detested in France.
    — Duke of Wellington

Everything is on such a clear financial basis in France. It is the simplest country to live in. No one makes things complicated by becoming your friend for any obscure reason. If you want people to like you, you have only to spend a little money.
    — Ernest Hemingway

France is the only country where the money falls apart, and you can’t tear the toilet paper.
    — Billy Wilder

If the French were really intelligent, they’d speak English.
    — Wilfrid Sheed

How can anyone govern a nation that has 240 different kinds of cheese?
    — Charles de Gaulle

What is the average time it takes the French to win a war? We don't know, it has never been done
    — Unknown

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

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

France is the only country where the money falls apart, and you can’t tear the toilet paper.
    — Billy Wilder

The French probably invented the very notion of discretion. It’s not that they feel that what you don’t know won’t hurt you; they feel that what you don’t know won’t hurt them. To the French lying is simply talking.
    — Fran Lebowitz

If the French were really intelligent, they’d speak English.
    — Wilfrid Sheed