Charles de Gaulle Quotes

The graveyards are full of indispensable men. Charles De Gaulle

History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads. People get the history they deserve. Charles De Gaulle

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. Charles De Gaulle

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word. Charles De Gaulle

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

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. Charles De Gaulle

Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone. Charles De Gaulle

For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her. Charles De Gaulle

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Charles De Gaulle

Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop. Charles De Gaulle

I respect only those who resist me; but I cannot tolerate them. Charles De Gaulle

Never relinquish the initiative. Charles de Gaulle