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'Old age is a shipwreck.'


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


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'You'll live. Only the best get killed.'


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'It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.'


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'I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.'


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'In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?'


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'You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.'


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'The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.'


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


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


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


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


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


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


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'Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.'


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'In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.'


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


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'Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.'


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'The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute.'


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'I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.'


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'I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.'


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'France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.'


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

 

 

 

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