Quotes by Charles de Gaulle

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.
– Charles De Gaulle

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
– Charles de Gaulle

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
– Charles de Gaulle

Nothing builds authority up like silence, splendor of the strong and shelter of the weak.
– Charles de Gaulle

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
– Charles de Gaulle

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
– Charles de Gaulle

Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
– Charles de Gaulle

The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
– Charles De Gaulle

Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
– Charles de Gaulle

I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
– Charles De Gaulle

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
– Charles De Gaulle

I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.
– Charles De Gaulle

I am a man who belongs to nobody and who belongs to everybody.
– 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

In order to be the master, the politician poses as the servant.”
– Charles de Gaulle

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