Top 10 Quotes by Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle

There can be no other criterion, no other standard than gold. Yes, gold which never changes, which can be shaped into ingots, bars, coins, which has no nationality and which is eternally and universally accepted as the unalterable fiduciary value par excellence.

Charles de Gaulle
Long live Montreal, Long live Quebec! Long live Free Quebec!
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
I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Métro.
Charles de Gaulle

Only peril can bring the French together. One can't impose unity out of the blue on a country that has 265 different kinds of cheese.

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

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

Charles de Gaulle
The perfection preached in the gospels never yet built an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning.
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
Adversity attracts the man of character. He seeks out the bitter joy of responsibility.