China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time.
Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses; they last while they last.
The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
France cannot be France without greatness.
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless.
France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.