Charles De Gaulle Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old charles de gaulle quotes, charles de gaulle sayings, and charles de gaulle proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.     

Charles De Gaulle

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.     

Charles De Gaulle

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

Charles De Gaulle

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.     

Charles De Gaulle

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.     

Charles De Gaulle

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.     

Charles De Gaulle

Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself.     

Charles De Gaulle

You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless.     

Charles De Gaulle

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.     

Charles De Gaulle

For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.     

Charles De Gaulle

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.     

Charles De Gaulle

You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless.     

Charles De Gaulle

Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one.     

Charles De Gaulle

Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance.     

Charles De Gaulle

France cannot be France without greatness.     

Charles De Gaulle

Always choose the hardest way, on it you will not find opponents.     

Charles De Gaulle

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

Charles De Gaulle

Difficulty attracts the man of character because it is in embracing it that he realizes himself.     

Charles De Gaulle

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.     

Charles De Gaulle

There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.     

Charles De Gaulle

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.     

Charles De Gaulle

You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul.      

Charles De Gaulle

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.     

Charles De Gaulle

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

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

Charles De Gaulle