"every pot has a cover"

Posted by Pamela on June 18, 2006

In Reply to: "Every pot has a cover" posted by Jack Lowenthal on June 18, 2006

: The phrase "every pot has a cover", what is the original French(Balzac,I believe) for that phrase?

Indeed it is from Balzac (one of my favourite writers). The full quote (from "The Maid of Thilouse") is: "So every beast finds a mate, and from the same fact comes the proverb, 'There is no pot, however ugly, that does not one day find a cover.' " Sadly, I don't speak French, so I can't translate. Pamela