"We are a big country, with lots of advantages and history. We are proud to be French. We have to call on patriotism at this time... to ask for an effort in the battle against debt."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Francois Hollande on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Francois Hollande 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."Francois Hollande on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Francois Hollande 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."Francois Hollande on John F. Kennedy
"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."