Charles de Gaulle Quotes

Charles de Gaulle

French general & politician (1890 - 1970)

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

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How can one conceive of a one party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheese.

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

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The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

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

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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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How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?

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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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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.

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