plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An epigram by Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in the January 1849 issue of his journal Les Guêpes (“The Wasps”). Literally “The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing.”

Proverb[edit]

plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

  1. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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