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A collection of quotes and sayings by Jacques Chirac on death, terrorism, opportunity, family, peace, commitment, thought, generation, France and action.

34 Interesting Quotes By Jacques Chirac

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Famous As: Politician, Ex-President of France, Ex-Prime Minister of France and Ex-Mayor of Paris

Born On: November 29, 1932

Born In: Paris

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.
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You cannot trust people who have such bad cuisine. It is the country with the worst food after Finland.

Jacques Chirac

One can go to war alone, but you can't build peac alone.

Jacques Chirac

Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.

Jacques Chirac

...the Kyoto Protocol...the first component of an authentic global governance...

Jacques Chirac

I never like to say that I 'believe' anything. There are no ideas worth believing.

Jacques Chirac

No one can act alone in the name of all and no one can accept the anarchy of a society without rules.

Jacques Chirac

Isolated and limited vision problem.

Jacques Chirac

I would like to express to all Londoners, to all of the British people, the solidarity, the compassion and the friendship of France and the French people.

Jacques Chirac

Finally, a safer world presupposes the revival of the virtuous circle of non-proliferation of weapons and disarmament.

Jacques Chirac

Sovereignty is a question of principle. We must tell the Iraqis: you are a sovereign people. And you are in charge of your own future.

Jacques Chirac

Faced with intolerance and hatred, no debate is possible.

Jacques Chirac

I am not prepared to accept the economics of a housewife.

Jacques Chirac

The law must have the last word.

Jacques Chirac

As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.

Jacques Chirac

One does not export democracy in an armored vehicle.

Jacques Chirac

I am logically in favour of a referendum. It would be the only legitimate way.

Jacques Chirac

You cannot trust people who have such bad cuisine. It [Great Britain] is the country with the worst food after Finland.

Jacques Chirac

France will insist on the need for updated and responsive institutions.

Jacques Chirac

Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible. If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining Europe they could not have found a better way.

Jacques Chirac

As soon as one nation claims the right to take preventive action, other countries will naturally do the same. If we go down that road, where are we going?

Jacques Chirac

One month, two months, I am ready to accept any accord on this point that has the approval of the inspectors.

Jacques Chirac

If our language, our programs, our creations are not strongly present in the new media, the young generation of our country will be economically and culturally marginalized.

Jacques Chirac

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.

Jacques Chirac

If we prove capable of showing a pioneering commitment, we shall create a commmunity listened to around the world.

Jacques Chirac

National Missile Defense is of a nature to retrigger a proliferation of weapons, notably nuclear missiles. Everything that goes in the direction of proliferation is a bad direction.

Jacques Chirac

One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone.

Jacques Chirac

When you are in the family... you have more rights than when you are asking to join and knocking on the door.

Jacques Chirac

The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.

Jacques Chirac

They missed a great opportunity to shut up.

Jacques Chirac

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.

Jacques Chirac

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.

Jacques Chirac

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

Jacques Chirac

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.

Jacques Chirac

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.

Jacques Chirac