"An education program is, by definition, a societal program. Work should be done at school, rather than at home."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Francois Hollande on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Francois Hollande on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Francois Hollande on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Francois Hollande on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Francois Hollande on Oscar Wilde
"I perfectly understood President Obama's attitude throughout the French presidential campaign. He had no reason to distance himself from Nicolas Sarkozy. It's the basic solidarity that leaders who worked together owe to each other."
"Each country has a soul, and France's soul is equality."
"I want the French people to respect values that allow each individual to practice his or her faith, but in the frame of our common rules of secularism."
"We are near, very near, to an end to the eurozone crisis... The worst - in the sense of the fear of the eurozone breaking up - is over. But the best isn't there yet."
"My real adversary has no name, no face, no party. It will never be elected, yet it governs - the adversary is the world of finance."
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