"You'll live. Only the best get killed."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Charles de Gaulle on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Charles de Gaulle on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Charles de Gaulle on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Charles de Gaulle on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Charles de Gaulle on Dalai Lama
"Old age is a shipwreck."
"Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone."
"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."
"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?"