In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country of the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.
Quote by Charles De Gaulle
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken...
One does not arrest Voltaire.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
No nation has friends only interests
France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.
I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance.
China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.
In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my...
As an adolescent I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials,...
How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over two...
No nation has friends only interests.
The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer...
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of...
Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses; they last while they last.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people...
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.