Charles de Gaulle, fully Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle

Charles
de Gaulle, fully Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle
1890
1970

French General and Statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first President from 1959 to 1969.

Author Quotes

To govern is always to choose among disadvantages.

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.

One cannot govern with 'buts'.

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

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

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.

Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone

Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends.

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First Name
Charles
Last Name
de Gaulle, fully Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle
Birth Date
1890
Death Date
1970
Bio

French General and Statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first President from 1959 to 1969.