Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love all year round madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.

Boire sans soif et faire l'amour en tout temps, Madame; il n'y a que çà qui nous distingue des autres bêtes.

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Original Citation

Beaumarchais, Pierre-Augustin Caron de. Le Mariage de Figaro [The Marriage of Figaro]. 1784, act 2, sc. 21.

Current Citation

De Beaumarchais, Pierre- Augustin Caron. "The Marriage of Figaro." The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. Translated by John Wood. Penguin, 1964, act 2, sc. 21.