WWII The Best Charles De Gaulle Quotes  

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A list of the best Charles de Gaulle quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Charles de Gaulle quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Charles de Gaulle quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Charles de Gaulle should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Charles de Gaulle quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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13 1
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Charles de Gaulle

23 4
How can you govern a country with two hundred and forty six varieties of cheese? Charles de Gaulle

16 2
Treaties are like roses and young girls -- they last while they last Charles de Gaulle

18 3
When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. So we were often angry at each other. Charles de Gaulle

14 2
The graveyards are full of indispensable men. Charles de Gaulle

13 2
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him. Charles de Gaulle

14 3
No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent. Charles de Gaulle

11 2
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. Charles de Gaulle

9 1
Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back. Charles de Gaulle

10 2
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. Charles de Gaulle

9 2
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. Charles de Gaulle

9 2
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. Charles de Gaulle

9 3
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. Charles de Gaulle

10 4
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop. Charles de Gaulle

9 4
France has lost a battle. But France has not lost the war. Charles de Gaulle

6 2
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone. Charles de Gaulle

6 2
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. Charles de Gaulle

4 1
Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one. Charles de Gaulle

4 1
For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her. Charles de Gaulle

7 5
For my part, I can say that the comradeship of arms, sealed on the battlefield of Abbeville in May-June 1940, between the French armoured division, which I had the honour to command, and the gallant 51st Scottish Division under General Fortune, played its part in the decision which I made to continue the fight at the side of the Allies, to the end, come what may. Charles de Gaulle

6 4
Old age is a shipwreck. Charles de Gaulle

5 3
I respect only those who resist me; but I cannot tolerate them. Charles de Gaulle

4 2
The sword is the axis of the world, and grandeur is indivisible. Charles de Gaulle

3 4
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? Charles de Gaulle