Aphorisms by author: Charles de Gaulle

Difficulty attracts the man of character because it is in embracing it that he realizes himself.
By theme : Character Men
History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads.
By theme : History Politics
To govern is always to choose among disadvantages.
By theme : Politics Society
The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
By theme : Politics
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
By theme : Politics
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
By theme : Politics
Old age is a shipwreck.
By theme : Old
You`ll live. Only the best get killed.
By theme : Destiny Life Wit
There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
By theme : Behavior Person Relations
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
By theme : Behavior Politics
No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.
By theme : Liberty Politics
No nation has friends, only interests.
By theme : Politics State
Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
By theme : Humor Politics Society Wit
Authority doesn`t work without prestige, or prestige without distance.
By theme : Behavior Society Wisdom
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