Charles De Gaulle Quotes
"I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Metro."
"The graveyards are full of indispensable men."
"You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination."
"In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant."
"I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
"I was France."
"France cannot be France without greatness."
"Now I shall return to my village and there will remain at the disposition of the nation."
"The national task that had been incumbent upon me for 18 years is hereby confirmed."
"The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects."
"My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial."
"You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul."
"Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last."
"To govern is always to choose among disadvantages."
"When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself."
"I have heard your views. They do not harmonize with mine. The decision is taken unanimously."
"I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French."
"I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them."
"I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Métro."
"Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first."
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