"In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?"
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Charles de Gaulle on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Charles de Gaulle on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Charles de Gaulle on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Charles de Gaulle on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Charles de Gaulle on Thomas Jefferson
"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."