Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote

I remembered the way out suggested by a great princess when told that the peasants had no bread: "Well, let them eat cake".


Variant: At length I recollected the thoughtless saying of a great princess, who, on being informed that the country people had no bread, replied, "Then let them eat cake!" - Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1765-1770; published 1782) - Books II-VI

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I remembered the way out suggested by a great princess when told that the peasants had no bread: Well, let them eat cake.

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I remembered the way out suggested by a great princess when told that the peasants had no bread: Well, let them eat cake.

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I remembered the way out suggested by a great princess when told that the peasants had no bread: Well, let them eat cake.

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I remembered the way out suggested by a great princess when told that the peasants had no bread: Well, let them eat cake.