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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Lawyer
Nation: French
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Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.

Tags: Eat, Tell

The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.

Tags: Happiness, Humanity, Star

When I need a word and do not find it in French, I select it from other tongues, and the reader has either to understand or translate me. Such is my fate.

Tags: Fate, Understand, Word

Taste, which enables us to distinguish all that has a flavor from that which is insipid.

Tags: Enables, Flavor, Taste

Nothing is more pleasant than to see a pretty woman, her napkin well placed under her arms, one of her hands on the table, while the other carries to her mouth, the choice piece so elegantly carved.

Tags: Her, Pretty, Woman

Hearing, which, by the motion of the air, informs us of the motion of sounding or vibrating bodies.

Tags: Air, Hearing, Motion

The first thing we become convinced of is that man is organized so as to be far more sensible of pain than of pleasure.

Tags: Become, Far, Pain

The German Doctors say that persons sensible of harmony have one sense more than others.

Tags: Others, Sense, Sensible

Those persons who suffer from indigestion, or who become drunk, are utterly ignorant of the true principles of eating and drinking.

Tags: Become, Drunk, True

Vegetables, which are the lowest in the scale of living things, are fed by roots, which, implanted in the native soil, select by the action of a peculiar mechanism, different subjects, which serve to increase and to nourish them.

Tags: Action, Living, Serve

All languages had their birth, their apogee and decline.

Tags: Birth, Decline, Languages

I am essentially an amateur medecin, and this to me is almost a mania.

Tags: Almost, Amateur, Mania

The number of flavors is infinite, for every soluble body has a peculiar flavor, like none other.

Tags: Body, Infinite, Number

The sense of smell explores; deleterious substances almost always have an unpleasant smell.

Tags: Almost, Sense, Smell

The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

Tags: Character, Faithful, Sense

The senses are the organs by which man places himself in connexion with exterior objects.

Tags: Himself, Places, Senses

All men, even those we call savages, have been so tormented by the passion for strong drinks, that limited as their capacities were, they were yet able to manufacture them.

Tags: Men, Passion, Strong

I will only observe, that that ethereal sense - sight, and touch, which is at the other extremity of the scale, have from time acquired a very remarkable additional power.

Tags: Power, Sense, Time

Sight and touch, being thus increased in capacity, might belong to some species far superior to man; or rather the human species would be far different had all the senses been thus improved.

Tags: Far, Human, Rather

The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown.

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The torrent of centuries rolling over the human race, has continually brought new perfections, the cause of which, ever active though unseen, is found in the demands made by our senses, which always in their turns demand to be occupied.

Tags: Found, Human, Though

Facebook wasn't built out of a Harvard dorm window.

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For charity purposes, how do I help? A lot of prospective levers and tools have come into my life.

Tags: Charity, Help, Life
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I do have a Bentley. I do go out.

Tags: Online, Privacy, Showing

People always try to put a title or a symbol on you. If you work in a bank, you are a banker. For me, they see a co-founder of Facebook.

Tags: Put, Try, Work

I am investing like a crazy person, mostly in internet start-ups. And I want to invest in Brazil as well, because I am Brazilian and that's in my heart.

Tags: Crazy, Heart, Internet

I am obligated and I will pay hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes to the American government. I already paid and I will keep paying whatever taxes I owe based on my time as a U.S. citizen.

Tags: Government, Keep, Time