Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time.
Quote by Charles De Gaulle
Charles De Gaulle Quotes
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone
There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
I always thought I was Jeanne d'Arc and Bonaparte. How little one knows oneself.
I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken...
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be...
I was France.
Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only...
No nation has friends only interests.
No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.
When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. We...
To govern is always to choose among disadvantages.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people...
I might have had trouble saving France in 1946-I didn't have television then.
It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much...
Never relinquish the initiative.
I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.
[I]f we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal...
The state produced in the laboratory may be likened to a light doze, compared to...