Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown. Charles de Gaulle
Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last.
Old France, weighed down with history, prostrated by wars and revolutions, endlessly vacillating from greatness to decline, but revived, century after century, by the genius of renewal!
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?
There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt. Charles de Ga