Charles de Gaulle Quotes

- Notable Charles de Gaulle Quotes Index -

Born: November 22, 1890, Lille, Nord, France
Birth Country: France
Died: Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, France, November 9, 1970
Occupation: Military commander

1.
Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance.
- Charles de Gaulle

2.
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
- Charles de Gaulle

3.
France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.
- Charles de Gaulle

4.
I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.
- Charles de Gaulle

5.
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles de Gaulle

6.
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

7.
I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
- Charles de Gaulle

8.
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

9.
In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

10.
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?
- Charles de Gaulle

11.
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.
- Charles de Gaulle

12.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
- Charles de Gaulle

13.
Old age is a shipwreck.
- Charles de Gaulle

14.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
- Charles de Gaulle

15.
Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles de Gaulle

16.
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
- Charles de Gaulle

17.
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
- Charles de Gaulle

18.
The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
- Charles de Gaulle

19.
The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute.
- Charles de Gaulle

20.
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

21.
You'll live. Only the best get killed.
- Charles de Gaulle

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