The distance doesn't matter; it is only the first step that is the most difficult. Marie du Deffand (1697–1780), French literary hostess. Referring to the legend of Saint Denis, who is traditionally believed to have carried his severed head for six miles after his execution. Letter to d'Alembert (July 7, 1763). As an artist, a man has no home in Europe save in Paris. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher and poet. Ecce Homo (1908). When Paris sneezes, Europe catches cold. Prince Metternich (1773–1859), Austrian diplomat and statesman. Reflecting European anxiety at the July Revolution in France (1830). Liberalism Letter (January 26, 1830).

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