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Charles De Gaulle Quotes

(1890-1970), French President during World War II

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.

Category: Action

Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.

Category: Action

Old age is a shipwreck.

Category: Age And Aging

When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. So we were often angry at each other.

Category: Anger

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

Category: Authority

France has lost a battle. But France has not lost the war.

Category: Battles

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.

Category: Character

Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.

Category: Churches

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.

Category: Determination

Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop.

Category: Diplomacy

For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.

Category: Glory

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

Category: Humility

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.

Category: Mastery

How can you govern a country with two hundred and forty six varieties of cheese?

Category: Nations

No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.

Category: Nuclear Age