Charles De Gaulle
How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over two hundred varieties of cheese?
Treaties are like roses and young girls - they last while they last.
Nothing great will ever be acheived without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
I respect those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
The sword is the axis of the world, and grandeur is indivisible.
Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to acheive great ends.
France has lost a battle. But France has not lost the war.