"France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Francois Mitterrand on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Francois Mitterrand on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Francois Mitterrand on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Francois Mitterrand on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Francois Mitterrand on Thomas Jefferson