Charles De Gaulle Quotes (54 quotations)

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1. A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends. - Charles De Gaulle

2. And don't forget to get killed. - Charles De Gaulle

3. As an adolescent I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials, that the interest of life consisted in one day rendering her some signal service and that I would have the occasion to do so. - Charles De Gaulle

4. Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance. - Charles De Gaulle

5. China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. - Charles De Gaulle

6. Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop. - Charles De Gaulle

7. Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life. - Charles De Gaulle

8. 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. - Charles De Gaulle

9. For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her. - Charles De Gaulle

10. France cannot be France without greatness. - Charles De Gaulle

11. Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back. - Charles De Gaulle

12. How can anyone govern a nation that has 246 different kinds of cheese? - Charles De Gaulle

13. How can one conceive of a one party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheese. - Charles De Gaulle

14. How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over two hundred varieties of cheese? - Charles De Gaulle

15. How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese? - Charles De Gaulle

16. How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese? - Charles De Gaulle

17. How do you govern a country which has 246 different kinds of cheese? - Charles De Gaulle

18. I always thought I was Jeanne d'Arc and Bonaparte. How little one knows oneself. - Charles De Gaulle

19. I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge. - Charles De Gaulle

20. I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the M├ętro. - Charles De Gaulle

21. I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. - Charles De Gaulle

22. I have heard your views. They do not harmonize with mine. The decision is taken unanimously. - Charles De Gaulle

23. I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French. - Charles De Gaulle

24. I might have had trouble saving France in 1946-I didn't have television then. - Charles De Gaulle

25. I predict you will sink step by step into a bottomless quagmire, however much you spend in men and money. - Charles De Gaulle

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