Charles de Gaulle

1890 - 1970

A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on greatness and journey

Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle

To govern is always to choose among disadvantages.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle

When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on country

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

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on politicians, politics, and seriousness

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on country

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How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheeses?

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

Source: 1958

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on order and politicians

In order to become the master the politician poses as the servant.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on belief and politicians

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on respect

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I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on action, authority, humility, modesty, pride, prudence, silence, strength, virtue, and weakness

Nothing more enhances authority than silence. It is the crowning virtue of the strong, the refuge of the weak, the modesty of the proud, the pride of the humble, the prudence of the wise, and the sense of fools. To speak is to . . . dissipate one's strength; whereas what action demands is concentration. Silence is a necessary preliminary to the ordering of one's thoughts.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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