Charles De Gaulle
For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.
How can one conceive of a one party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheese.
How do you govern a country which has 246 different kinds of cheese?
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. 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.
To govern is always to choose among disadvantages.