Balzac quote in French - translation?
I'm looking for the original French version of the following quote from French novelist Honoré de Balzac: 'Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.'
- boule de gommeLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
The exact french quotation (as Balzac wrote it):
"L'égalité peut être un droit, mais aucune puissance humaine ne saurait la convertir en fait.Source(s): I'm french (the translations above are not great)
- hannersLv 44 years ago
No, the 1st answer is a literal translation and does no longer make any experience. I certainly have not have been given any concept what the certainly translation is, yet i could possibility a wager at: "Un véritable ami entre lorsque tous les autres quittent."
- 1 decade ago
L'egalite peut-etre etre un juste mais aucune puissance sur terre ne peut jamais la transformer en fait.
(acute accents over the e's of egalite and "chapeaux" over the e's of etre!)
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- wizzieLv 51 decade ago
Boule de gomme's answer is the good one.
I don't understand why people still use automatic translation that gives so poor results...Source(s): French