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Quote of Charles de Gaulle - At the root of our civilization...


Biography - Charles de Gaulle:

French army officer and statesman.
Born: 1890 - Died: 1970
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

At the root of our civilization, there is the freedom of each person of thought, of belief, of opinion, of work, of leisure.




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A la base de notre civilisation, il y a la liberté de chacun dans sa pensée, ses croyances, ses opinions, son travail, ses loisirs.




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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.

Article XI – The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, except to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law.




Quotes for: thought


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Quotes about thought:


Great thoughts come from the heart.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.





People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.





The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.





Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.





Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.











Quotes for: freedom


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Quotes about freedom:


This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.





Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.





People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.





Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."





There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.











Quotes for: opinion


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Quotes for: opinion


I think my opinions are good and sound, but who does not think the same of his own?





Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.





Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.





Article X – No one may be disturbed for his opinions, even religious ones, provided that their manifestation does not trouble the public order established by the law.





We are so fond of being out among Nature, because it has no opinions about us.





So many men, so many opinions.











Quotes for: work


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Quotes about work:


My work is a game, a very serious game.





The best work is not what is most difficult for you it is what you do best.





It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.





Sowing is not so hard as reaping.





Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.





The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.











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Quotes for: Civilization


We civilizations now know ourselves mortal.





By the mere fact that he forms part of an organised crowd, a man descends several rungs in the ladder of civilisation.





Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.





Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.





While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.





Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. For in a civilization equipped with immense technological power, the sense of alienation between man and nature leads to the use of technology in a hostile spirit – to the ‚conquest‘ of nature instead of intelligent co-operation with nature.







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Charles de Gaulle also said...


A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.





Character is the virtue of hard times.





Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.












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