"The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Charles de Gaulle on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Charles de Gaulle on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Charles de Gaulle on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Charles de Gaulle on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Charles de Gaulle on Colin Powell
"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."