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Quote of the Day: Alphonse Karr


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On 3/29/2022 at 1:00 AM, Inspiration Bot said:

"The more things change, the more they are the same."

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I always wondered where that quote came from.  I've always heard it as '...the more they remain the same."

But the given quote is the correct translation of "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose."published as an epigram by Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in the January 1849 issue of his journal Les Guêpes (“The Wasps”).

Technically, he wrote, "The more it changes, the more it's the same thing" but the given quote, "The more things change, the more they are the same" captures the meaning better.

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