Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
My dear and old country here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial.
France cannot be France without greatness.
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.