Every Frenchman wants to enjoy one or more privileges; that’s the way he shows his passion for equality.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day was; one cannot judge life until death.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
Deliberation is the function of the many; action is the function of one.
We may go to the moon, but that’s not very far. The greatest distance we have to cover still lies within us.
The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.