Charles De Gaulle (Military Personnel)

#235939 Charles De Gaulle

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

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about church
#237222 Charles De Gaulle

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

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about war
#316399 Charles De Gaulle

When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about self
#317594 Charles de Gaulle

The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends. .

Charles de Gaulle Quotes about action
#320733 Charles De Gaulle

How do you govern a country which has 246 different kinds of cheese? .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about you
#322967 Charles de Gaulle

The sword is the axis of the world, and grandeur is indivisible. .

Charles de Gaulle Quotes about world
#323299 Charles de Gaulle

Treaties are like roses and young girls -- they last while they last .

Charles de Gaulle Quotes about you
#323635 Charles De Gaulle

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. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about time
#331322 Charles de Gaulle

Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. .

Charles de Gaulle Quotes about self
#621338 Charles De Gaulle

There can be no power without mystery. There must always be a something which others cannot altogether fathom, which puzzles them, stirs them, and rivets their attention.... Nothing more enhances authority than silence. It is the crowning virtue of the strong, the refuge of the weak, the modesty of the proud, the pride of the humble, the prudence of the wise, and the sense of fools. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about power
#621339 Charles De Gaulle

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 Quotes about action
#621340 Charles De Gaulle

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 Quotes about travel
#621341 Charles De Gaulle

I always thought I was Jeanne dArc and Bonaparte. How little one knows oneself. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about art
#621342 Charles De Gaulle

I might have had trouble saving France in 1946-I didnt have television then. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about vision
#621343 Charles De Gaulle

The national task that had been incumbent upon me for 18 years is hereby confirmed. .

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#621344 Charles De Gaulle

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 Quotes about life
#621345 Charles De Gaulle

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about power
#621346 Charles De Gaulle

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about strength
#621348 Charles De Gaulle

In politics it is necessary either to betray ones country of the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about politics
#621349 Charles De Gaulle

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about believe
#621350 Charles De Gaulle

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

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#621351 Charles De Gaulle

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about politics
#621352 Charles De Gaulle

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about love
#621353 Charles De Gaulle

I have heard your views. They do not harmonize with mine. The decision is taken unanimously. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about you
#621354 Charles De Gaulle

A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about man
#621355 Charles De Gaulle

A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about men
#621356 Charles De Gaulle

Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about war
#621357 Charles De Gaulle

To govern is always to choose among disadvantages. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about sad
#621358 Charles De Gaulle

Old age is a shipwreck. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about age
#621359 Charles De Gaulle

Every Frenchman wants to enjoy one or more privileges; thats the way he shows his passion for equality .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about joy
#621360 Charles De Gaulle

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

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about rain
#621362 Charles De Gaulle

I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about respect
#621363 Charles De Gaulle

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about man
#621364 Charles De Gaulle

The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about art
#621365 Charles De Gaulle

The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about power
#621366 Charles De Gaulle

The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about man
#621367 Charles De Gaulle

There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about mystery
#621368 Charles De Gaulle

Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about you
#621369 Charles De Gaulle

Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses; they last while they last. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about you
#621370 Charles De Gaulle

We are not here to laugh. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about laugh
#621371 Charles De Gaulle

When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. We are angry at each other much of the time. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about time
#621373 Charles De Gaulle

You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about you
#621374 Charles De Gaulle

You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about imagination
#621375 Charles De Gaulle

You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about art
#621376 Charles De Gaulle

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 Quotes about will
#621378 Charles De Gaulle

I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them. .

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about respect
#621379 Charles De Gaulle

I was France. .

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#621381 Charles De Gaulle

Never relinquish the initiative. .

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#621382 Charles De Gaulle

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

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about self
#621383 Charles De Gaulle

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

Charles De Gaulle Quotes about men

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