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
Quote 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
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The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.

Humanity, Animals, Dogs
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Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.

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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, America
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I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.

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

Gun-Control, Swords
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When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself.

French
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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.

French
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