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Charles de Gaulle

Read through the most famous quotes from Charles de Gaulle

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?

— Charles de Gaulle

#diversity #divisiveness #food #politics #food

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.

— Charles de Gaulle

#better #dogs #find #get #i

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.

— Charles de Gaulle

#achieved #determined #ever #great #great men

A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.

— Charles de Gaulle

#difficulty #perseverance #potentiality #trial #perseverance

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

— Charles de Gaulle

#conclusion #i #left #matter #politicians

The cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men.

— Charles de Gaulle

#humor #humor

The more I get to know men, the more I love dogs.

— Charles de Gaulle

#fun-quotes #quotable #love

The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines.

— Charles de Gaulle

#aim high #apart #art form #big #confines

A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.

— Charles de Gaulle

#breathless #cannot #element #excited #grasp

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.

— Charles de Gaulle

#silence #ultimate #weapon

About Charles de Gaulle

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With more than 70000 French soldiers killed during the conflict Pierre Mendes-France was made Prime Minister with the main objective of ending the war and by July 1954 a ceasefire had been arranged following which French Forces left and the country was partitioned into North Vietnam and South Vietnam. Kennedy who admired his stance against the Soviet Union – particularly when the Berlin Wall was being built – and who called him "a great captain of the western world" their relationship later cooled. Later colonial Senegalese troops were sent in with machine guns and after several days hundreds of Syrians lay dead in the bazaars and narrow streets of the capital with reports of looting by the attacking forces.

He is considered by many to be the most influential leader in modern French history. He escaped to Britain and gave a famous radio address broadcast by the BBC on 18 June 1940 exhorting the French people to resist Nazi Germany and organised the Free French Forces with exiled French officers in Britain. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first President from 1959 to 1969.

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