Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Quote by Charles De Gaulle
I have heard your views. They do not harmonize with mine. The decision is taken...
The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.
When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. We...
I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to...
Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only...
As an adolescent I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials,...
Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution....
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance.
No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.
When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself.
In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer...
The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own...
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be...
The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute.
There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
I might have had trouble saving France in 1946 - I didn't have television then.
One does not arrest Voltaire.