"Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Jacques Chirac 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."Jacques Chirac on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Jacques Chirac 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."Jacques Chirac on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Jacques Chirac on Thomas Jefferson
"The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible."