Quotes by Charles de Gaulle

Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle; 22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970) was a French general and statesman who led the French Resistance against Nazi Germany in World War II and chaired the Provisional Government of the French Republic from 1944 to 1946 in order to reestablish democracy in France. In 1958, he came out of retirement when appointed Prime Minister of France by President René Coty.

Quotes by Charles de Gaulle

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.

Patriotism & National PrideCharles de Gaulle
 
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The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.

Humanity, Animals, DogsCharles de Gaulle
 
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Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.

Charles de Gaulle
 
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You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.

Foolishness, AmericaCharles de Gaulle
 
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I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.

Charles de Gaulle
 
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The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute.

Gun-Control, SwordsCharles de Gaulle
 
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When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself.

FranceCharles de Gaulle
 
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Only peril can bring the French together. One can’t impose unity out of the blue on a country that has 265 kinds of cheese.

FranceCharles de Gaulle
 
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