"I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Charles de Gaulle on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Charles de Gaulle on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Charles de Gaulle on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Charles de Gaulle on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Charles de Gaulle on Abraham Lincoln
"Old age is a shipwreck."
"Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone."
"You'll live. Only the best get killed."
"It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge."
"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."
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