I might have had trouble saving France in 1946 – I didn’t have television then.
The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
In politics it is necessary either to betray one’s country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.
We are not here to laugh.
When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. We are angry at each other much of the time.
Don’t ask me who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.
One cannot govern with ‘buts’.
Old age is a shipwreck.
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.