French Leader Quotes

140 French Leader quotes:

"Pity is treason."
"Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history."
"Festival of the impassioned efforts and manifold ambitions of all forms of youthful activity of every generation springing from the threshold of life."
"In order to act, you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking."
"The six colours, including the white background, represent the colours of all the world's flags... this is a true international emblem."
"Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more."
"America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization."
"A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land, is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne."
"All that I know I learned after I was thirty."
"Everything I know I learned after I was thirty."
"Swifter, higher, stronger."
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
"The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age."
"A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed - I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself."
"A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but he's not a man of action. You must act as you breathe."
"Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality the people need no great effort of virtue; it is sufficient that they love themselves."
"Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular."
"Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime."
"The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual."
"To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty."

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