Jacques Chirac is a distinguished French politician who served as ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra and President Of France from 1995-2007. He also served as Prime Minister of France twice, and held the office of the Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995. Since a young age his aim was to make a career as a high-profile civil servant and soon he was able to make his name in politics. At the dawn of his political career he held a number of senior positions in politics including Minister of the Interior and Minister of Agriculture. Following is a collection of some notable, insightful and inspiring quotes and sayings by the renowned politician which have been extracted from his speeches, interviews, work, thoughts, life and public utterances. Let us browse through the quotable quotes and thoughts by Jacques Chirac and see what we can gain from them.
These irresponsible acts, which cannot have any justification whatsoever, are to be fully condemned. In these appalling circumstances, I want to offer you the most sincere condolences, both in my name and in that of the French people.
Franco-American relations have been, and always will be, both conflictual and excellent. The U.S. finds France unbearable with its pretensions; we find the U.S. unbearable with its hegenomism. But deep down, we remember that the 'boys' - came to help us two times, just as the Americans remember that the French helped them with their independence. So there will be sparks but no fire, because a real bond exists.
Our house is burning and we look elsewhere. Nature, mutilated and over-exploited, can no longer reconstitute itself and we refuse to admit it. Humanity is suffering. It is suffering from poor development, in the North as in the South, and we are indifferent. The Earth and humanity are in peril and we are all responsible. It is time now to open our eyes
Our house is burning down and we are blind to it. The earth and humankind are in danger and we are all responsible. It is time to open our eyes. Alarms are sounding across all continents. We cannot say we did not know! Climate warming is still reversible. Heavy would be the responsibility of those who refuse to fight it.
It is with enormous distress that France has just learned of the monstrous attacks there is no other word for it that have just struck the United States of America. In these horrifying circumstances, the entire people of France, and I want to emphasize this, stand by the people of America. They express their friendship and solidarity in this tragedy. Naturally, I want to assure President Bush of my total support. France, as you know, has always condemned and unreservedly condemns terrorism, and considers that terrorism must be combated by all possible means.