"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."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Francois Hollande on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Francois Hollande on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Francois Hollande on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Francois Hollande on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Francois Hollande on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"An education program is, by definition, a societal program. Work should be done at school, rather than at home."
"Each country has a soul, and France's soul is equality."
"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."