I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Quote by Charles De Gaulle
In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country of the electorate. I prefer...
The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute.
The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the...
Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only...
To govern is always to choose among disadvantages.
I always thought I was Jeanne d'Arc and Bonaparte. How little one knows oneself.
We are not here to laugh.
A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot...
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of...
Old age is a shipwreck.
Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses; they last while they last.
When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. We...
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
I might have had trouble saving France in 1946 - I didn't have television then.
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in...
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
Never relinquish the initiative.
You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is...
France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.