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Charles De Gaulle
Charles De Gaulle

Former leader of the resistance forces during Germany's occupation of France in World War II, Charles de Gaulle went on to serve as the country'€™s President from 1958 until 1969. De Gaulle began his military career in an elite academy in Saint-Cyr. He served as a Second Lieutenant in World War I. He was cited three times for battlefield valor and courage. Following his fall from grace as …

Date of Birth: November 22, 1890
Date of Death: September 11, 1970


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Charles De Gaulle

"Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him." Charles De Gaulle
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"Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians." Charles De Gaulle
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"You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul." Charles De Gaulle
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"To add to golden numbers, golden numbers." Charles De Gaulle
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"The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks." Charles De Gaulle
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"Never relinquish the initiative." Charles De Gaulle
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"France cannot be France without greatness." Charles De Gaulle
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"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." Charles De Gaulle
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"What do you take me for, an idiot? [when asked if he was happy]" Charles De Gaulle
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"I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French." Charles De Gaulle
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"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." Charles De Gaulle
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"There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt." Charles De Gaulle
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"My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial." Charles De Gaulle
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"Silence is the ultimate weapon of power." Charles De Gaulle
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"No nation has friends only interests" Charles De Gaulle
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"How can anyone govern a nation that has 246 different kinds of cheese?" Charles De Gaulle
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"Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so." Charles De Gaulle
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"You'll live. Only the best get killed." Charles De Gaulle
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"For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her." Charles De Gaulle
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"France has lost a battle. But France has not lost the war! (Proclamation, 18 June 1940)" Charles De Gaulle
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"Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time." Charles De Gaulle
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