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Charles+De Gaulle Quotes

Charles De Gaulle
France cannot be France without greatness.
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You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul.
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Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
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#Politicians And Politics #Believe

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The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
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I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.
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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.
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Never relinquish the initiative.
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#American Actor #Initiative

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There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
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France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.
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Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
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Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
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#Action #Character

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Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back upon himself.
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#Character

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Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
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#American Actor #Country

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The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines.
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#American Actor #Debate

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Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
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#American Actor #Ceremony

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Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance.
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#American Actor #Authority

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The cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men.
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#American Actor #Cemeteries

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How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over two hundred varieties of cheese?
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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 achieve great ends.
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#Action

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You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless.
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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?
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#Solitude