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Alphonse Karr

Birthdate: 24. November 1808
Date of death: 29. September 1890

Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr was a French critic, journalist, and novelist.

Quotes Alphonse Karr

„The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing.“

—  Alphonse Karr

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
The more it changes, the more it stays the same. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/plus-%C3%A7a-change
The more things change, the more they stay the same. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/the_more_things_change,_the_more_they_stay_the_same
The more that things change, the more they stay the same.
It changes superficially; but, underneath, its essence is always the same.
Les Guêpes, January 1849, vi
Also quoted by Rush in “Circumstances,” Hemispheres (October 29, 1978).

„If one wants to abolish the death penalty in this case, Messrs. murderers should take the first step: they do not kill, we will not kill them.“

—  Alphonse Karr

Si l'on veut abolir la peine de mort en ce cas, que MM. les assassins commencent: qu'ils ne tuent pas, on ne les tuera pas.
http://books.google.com/books?id=5RAoAQAAIAAJ&q=%22Si+l'on+veut+abolir+la+peine+de+mort+en+ce+cas+que%22+%22MM+les+assassins+commencent+qu'ils+ne+tuent+pas+on+ne+les+tuera+pas%22&pg=PA304#v=onepage
Les Guêpes, January 1849, vi.

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