It is better to have a bad method than to have none.
I predict you will sink step by step into a bottomless quagmire, however much you spend in men and money." (On Vietnam War)
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless. Charles de Gaull
Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown. Charles de Ga
The future does not belong to men...
It so happens that the world is undergoing a transformation to which no change that has yet occurred can be compared, either in scope or in rapidity.
Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one.
One cannot govern with 'buts'.
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends. Charles de Gaull
France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.
Nothing builds authority up like silence, splendor of the strong and shelter of the weak.
Politics, when it is an art and a service, not an exploitation, is about acting for an ideal through realities.
Never relinquish the initiative. Charles de Ga
One does not arrest Voltaire.
Men can have friends, statesmen cannot.
Never relinquish the initiative. Charles de Gaull
I have come to the conclusions that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
I'm not at all embarrassed to be a revolutionary.
The desire of privilege and the taste of equality are the dominant and contradictory passions of the French of all times.
Long live free Quebec!
One does not arrest Voltaire. Charles de Gaull
The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. So we were often angry at each other.
My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial.
Soyons fermes, purs et fidÃ¨les ; au bout de nos peines, il y a la plus grande gloire du monde, celle des hommes qui n'ont pas cÃ©dÃ©. [Let us be firm, pure and faithful; at the end of our sorrow, there is the greatest glory of the world, that of the men who did not give in.]
Leaders of men are later remembered less for the usefulness of what they have achieved than for the sweep of their endeavors.
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.
I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. We are angry at each other much of the time.