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Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyes

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Une nation de singes ? larynx de parroquets.
Translation: "A nation of monkeys with the throat of parrots."
Note to Mirabeau, speaking of France, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), "France", p. 294.

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