"Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Charles de Gaulle on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Charles de Gaulle on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."Charles de Gaulle on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Charles de Gaulle on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."Charles de Gaulle on John F. Kennedy
"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."