Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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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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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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France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.

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

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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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Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.

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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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Old age is a shipwreck.

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

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Charles de Gaulle — quotes and aphorisms

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.

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The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

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Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.

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

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

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