Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Quote by Charles De Gaulle
I predict you will sink step by step into a bottomless quagmire, however much you...
Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only...
One cannot govern with 'buts'.
The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute.
In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer...
The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
As an adolescent I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials,...
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people...
Never relinquish the initiative.
Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance.
Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's...
Old age is a shipwreck.
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone
Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.
I might have had trouble saving France in 1946 - I didn't have television then.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the...
It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much...
Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.