French Leader Quotes

140 French Leader quotes:

"The French complain of everything, and always."
"Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it."
"The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely."
"An army marches on its stomach."
"The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need."
"Respect the burden."
"Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking."
"Medicines are only fit for old people."
"The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague."
"A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view."
"A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories."
"England is a nation of shopkeepers."
"The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know."
"Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities."
"There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed."
"The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man."
"A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it."
"France has more need of me than I have need of France."
"The surest way to remain poor is to be honest."
"A Constitution should be short and obscure."

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