Charles De Gaulle
Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle was a French army officer and statesman who led Free France against Nazi Germany in World War II and chaired the Provisional Government of the French Republic from 1944 to 1946 in order to restore democracy in France. In 1958, he came out of retirement when appointed President of the Council of Ministers by President René Coty. He rewrote the Constitution of France and founded the Fifth Republic after approval by referendum. He was elected President of France later that year, a position to which he was reelected in 1965 and held until his resignation in 1969.
Charles de Gaulle Quotes
Old age is a shipwreck.
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
You'll live. Only the best get killed.
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.
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?
You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.
The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
In order to become the master the politician poses as the servant.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
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