French general and statesman
Charles de Gaulle quotes:
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
In a moment it is clear that all the courage in the world cannot prevale against gunfire.
A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.
Difficulties attracts the man of character because it's in embracing it that he realizes himself!
No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.
Old age is a shipwreck.
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty different kinds of cheese?
I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
A state worthy of the name has no friends - only interests.
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.
The graveyards are full of indispensable.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.
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