Facts about Charles de Gaulle

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Charles de Gaulle was a famous Leader from France, who lived between November 22, 1890 and November 9, 1970.

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He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 52 quotes who is written / told by Charles, under the main topics: Men, Pet.

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Famous quotes by Charles de Gaulle (52)


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"You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul"
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"No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent"
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"Never relinquish the initiative"
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"In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate"
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"I was France"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance"
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"We are not here to laugh"
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"The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute"
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"I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Metro"
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"France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war"
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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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"To govern is always to choose among disadvantages"
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"The graveyards are full of indispensable men"
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"One does not arrest Voltaire"
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"No nation has friends only interests"
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"France cannot be France without greatness"
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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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"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"
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"A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends"
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"You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless"
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"When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself"
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"The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks"
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"One cannot govern with 'buts'"
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"Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown"
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"For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her"
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"You'll live. Only the best get killed"
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"Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time"
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"It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge"
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"In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?"
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"I might have had trouble saving France in 1946 - I didn't have television then"
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"I have heard your views. They do not harmonize with mine. The decision is taken unanimously"
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"Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone"
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"Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last"
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"The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects"
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"Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word"
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"In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant"
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"I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians"
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"I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge"
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"How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?"
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"China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese"
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"A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless"
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"There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt"
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"The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines"
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"The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs"
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"Only peril can bring the French together. One can't impose unity out of the blue on a country that has 265 different kinds of cheese"
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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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"I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them"
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"Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone"
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"The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs"


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