Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle

French statesman

Lived from: 1890-1970

Category: Politics

Quotes: Charles de Gaulle

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    Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
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    Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
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    Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop.
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    Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.
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    Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
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    For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.
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    France has lost a battle. But France has not lost the war.
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    How can you govern a country with two hundred and forty six varieties of cheese?
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    I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
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    I respect only those who resist me; but I cannot tolerate them.
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    In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
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    No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.
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    Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
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    Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
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    Old age is a shipwreck.
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