“L’univers est une espece de livre, dont on n’a lu que la premiere page quand on n’a vu que son Pays.”

“The universe is a sort of book, whose first page one has read when one has seen only one’s own country.”

– Louis-Charles Fougeret de Monbron

Quote Number: 295

Source: de Monbron, Louis-Charles Fougeret. Le Cosmopolite, ou Le Citoyen du monde. London. 1761. Pg. 1. In French.

Source Notes: Copies of this text can be found French Wikisource and the Internet Archive, it is the first line.

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