Charles de Gaulle Quotes


27 Charles de Gaulle quotes:



"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."
"You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"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."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes
"The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: Dogs Quotes Pets Quotes
"Silence is the ultimate weapon of power."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"Old age is a shipwreck."
"The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects."
"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."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: History Quotes
"Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone."
"Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so."
"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?"
"My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: Country Quotes
"Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: Caution Quotes
"The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: Authority Quotes
"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: Authority Quotes
"Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back upon himself."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"No nation has friends only interests"
"Brave shoemakers, all gentlemen of the gentle craft."
Author: Gaulle Quotes Category: Gentlemen Quotes



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