I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles de Gaulle
China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.
As an adolescent I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials, that the interest of life consisted in one day rendering her some signal service and that I would have the occasion to do so.
The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last.
My dear and old country here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial.