Francois Mitterrand Quotes:- Francois Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand(26 October 1916 – 8 January 1996) was a French statesman who served as President of France from 1981 to 1995, the longest time in office in French history.
As First Secretary of the Socialist Party, he was the first left-wing politician to be elected President of France under the Fifth Republic. Reflecting family influences, Mitterrand started political life on the Catholic nationalist right.
He served under the Vichy Regime during its earlier years. Subsequently, he joined the Resistance, moved to the left, and held ministerial office several times under the Fourth Republic. He opposed de Gaulle’s establishment of the Fifth Republic.
Motivational Francois Mitterrand Quotes
“France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.”– Francois Mitterrand
“Let’s say I have a mystical soul and a rational brain, and, like Montaigne, I am incapable of choosing between them. I don’t know if I believe in God, but I am often tempted to believe.”– Francois Mitterrand
“How can you govern a country with two hundred thirty-eight varieties of cheese?”– Francois Mitterrand
“Communism is born out of misery, and if the West does not show more understanding, those people will take up arms and turn to others, that is the Soviet Union.”– Francois Mitterrand
Famous Quotes By Francois Mitterrand
“For me, Greece is Maria Farantouri. This is how I imagined Goddess Hera to be: strong, pure and vigilant. I have never encountered any other artist able to give me such a strong sense of the divine.”– Francois Mitterrand
“I started my political life in the Resistance. It was there that I had my first responsibility.”– Francois Mitterrand
“Behind each great man, there’s a Richard Delisle.”– Francois Mitterrand
“France could have all the socialism its capitalistic economy could support.”– Francois Mitterrand
“Nationalism is war. – in arguing to strengthen the federal powers of the European Union.”– Francois Mitterrand
“The problem is that the East is producing missiles and the West is producing pacifists.”– Francois Mitterrand