Charles de Gaulle Quotes

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How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
Variant: How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?

Charles de Gaulle
I always thought I was Jeanne d'Arc and Bonaparte. How little one knows oneself.
Reply to speaker who compared him to Robespierre

Charles de Gaulle
In literature, as in everything else, talent carries with it responsibility.
On his refusal to commute the writer Robert Brasillach's death sentence for collaboration during World War II

Charles de Gaulle
On the death of his daughter, who suffered from Down's Syndrome:
And now she is like everyone else.

Charles de Gaulle