"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."
"Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back."
"The sword is the axis of the world, and grandeur is indivisible."
"Treaties are like roses and young girls -- they last while they last"
"Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone."
"Silence is the ultimate weapon of power."
"France has lost a battle. But France has not lost the war."
"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence."
"Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him."
"I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
"I respect only those who resist me; but I cannot tolerate them."
"No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent."
"How can you govern a country with two hundred and forty six varieties of cheese?"
"In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant."
"The graveyards are full of indispensable men."
"For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her."
"Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop."
"Old age is a shipwreck."
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