"In an election, one needs both hope and audacity."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Francois Hollande on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Francois Hollande on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Francois Hollande on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Francois Hollande on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Francois Hollande on Dalai Lama
"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."
"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."
"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."