Charles De Gaulle Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Charles De Gaulle quotes, Charles De Gaulle sayings, and Charles De Gaulle proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown. Charles De Gaulle
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. Charles De Gaulle
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. Charles De Gaulle
The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects. Charles De Gaulle
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. Charles De Gaulle
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. Charles De Gaulle
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. Charles De Gaulle
You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless. Charles De Gaulle
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word. Charles De Gaulle
For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her. Charles De Gaulle
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. Charles De Gaulle
You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless. Charles De Gaulle
Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one. Charles De Gaulle
Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance. Charles De Gaulle
France cannot be France without greatness. Charles De Gaulle
Always choose the hardest way, on it you will not find opponents. Charles De Gaulle
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. Charles De Gaulle
Difficulty attracts the man of character because it is in embracing it that he realizes himself. Charles De Gaulle
The graveyards are full of indispensable men. Charles De Gaulle
There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt. Charles De Gaulle
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. Charles De Gaulle
You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul. Charles De Gaulle
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. Charles De Gaulle
The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines. Charles De Gaulle
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. Charles De Gaulle
Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses: they last while they last. Charles De Gaulle
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty six different kinds of cheese? Charles De Gaulle
A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless. Charles De Gaulle
The cemetery is filled with indispensable men. Charles De Gaulle
It so happens that the world is undergoing a transformation to which no change that has yet occurred can be compared, either in scope or in rapidity. Charles De Gaulle