Monday, March 26, 2007

A quote to remember

Olivier sent me this email:
A former french president, François Mitterand, said about François Bayrou:

"Il faut se méfier d'un adversaire comme lui, qui a réussi à vaincre son bégaiement pour atteindre un objectif..."
Translation: You need to watch our for an enemy like him who successfully fought his stuttering in order to achieve his goal.

I love this quote...

9 comments:

Einar said...

Learn well your grammar,
And never stammer,
Write well and neatly,
And sing soft sweetly,
Drink tea, not coffee;
Never eat toffy.
Eat bread with butter.
Once more don't stutter.

-- Lewis Carroll

How about focusing on accepting stuttering and coping with it rather than fighting it? (which to many is a vain battle to many anyway)

adrian said...

I would be more wary of an enemy who has successfully lived with a stutter! ;o)

Jerome said...

Great quote indeed!

Tom Weidig said...

Einar,

Staying with the French, there is the fable of Lafontaine.

Remember the fox that cant reach the grapes, and, when asked, he said: Well I dont really like grapes anyway...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_de_La_Fontaine

Einar said...

Lol, foxes prefer chicken anyway... ;-)

Law Student said...

Tom quoted: "Remember the fox that cant reach the grapes, and, when asked, he said: Well I dont really like grapes anyway..."

I love it! Haha!

OliverTwix said...

"vaincre" is not necessarly the right word, but F.Mitterand was not a stuterrer..

Tom Weidig said...

That's why I translated "vaincre" with "successfully fought against" which is a bit fuzzier as opposed to "won against"!

Anonymous said...

pourquoi pas:)