Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.
There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
The national task that had been incumbent upon me for years is hereby confirmed.
The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute.
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
It will not be any European statesman who will unite Europe Europe will be united by the Chinese.
Never relinquish the initiative.
I might have had trouble saving France in 1946 - I didn't have television then.
We are not here to laugh.
The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.
You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul.
What do you take me for an idiot.
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
You'll live. Only the best get killed.
My dear and old country here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial.
Only peril can bring the French together. One can't impose unity out of the blue on a country that has 265 different kinds of cheese.
You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.
I have heard your views. They do not harmonize with mine. The decision is taken unanimously.