Charles de Gaulle Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old age is a shipwreck.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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