Jacques Chirac Quotes (228 Quotes)

    It is not really responsible behavior. It is not well brought-up behavior. They missed a good opportunity to keep quiet.

    I always thought that economic growth and job creation cannot simply be decreed, notably by Paris,

    We believe you are on the right path and we have full confidence in you to continue your action, ... We know that the international effort will last for years to come, and France will fully play its part.

    This scourge is advancing faster than our cooperation,

    France is doing everything it can, but the problem is that it is impossible to stop Bush from pursuing his logic of war to the end.

    These events bear witness to a deep malaise, ... It is a crisis of meaning, a crisis of reference points and an identity crisis.

    When this decision is arrived at by the United States and after discussions and consultations with ourselves, I believe that neither England nor France could fail to be present if the response is... effective,

    It is a measure necessary to give law enforcement all the means they need to bring a permanent return to calm ... naturally this is a strictly temporary measure which will only apply where it is strictly necessary and with the full agreement of local elected officials,

    Now it is the last party to share the friendship Ballet Company of Opera de Paris is the last bouquet we present to China. Because of the company's high reputation of its artistic style and professionalism in the world as well as its long history and powerful artistic vitality, it is the ideal representative to bring down the curtain of Year of France,

    Let me say that nothing today justifies a war, ... I think that that part of the world really doesn't need one more war.

    a tragic loss that occurred. It's also tragic that many police officers have been hurt, men and women who are trying to protect democratically elected leaders and our necessary right to be able to discuss our common problems.

    my warmest congratulations and sincere good wishes for the high mission that has just been entrusted on the head of the Catholic Church. ... France, faithful to its history and to the principles that guide its action, will pursue the trusting dialogue that it has always had with the Holy See, in particular in the common fights for peace, justice, solidarity and the dignity of man.

    We have institutions that work, we have pressed ahead with enlargement which will take place on May 1, ... There is no drama or crisis with a capital 'C'.

    Robert Parker is the most followed and influential critic of French wines in the world, something I witnessed recently when choosing wine for President Clinton, who automatically referred to Robert Parker as his reference for making a proper wine-buying decision,

    An enlightened and inspired priest, he devoted himself to responding to the search for sense and the thirst for justice that is expressed today on all continents,

    France proposes mobilizing the European Investment Bank to double the capacity of research,

    This summit of Nice will remain in European history as a summit that shaped the Union. It was important to keep our commitments to the candidate countries in central and eastern Europe.

    Humanity has a rendezvous with destiny, ... Alarms are sounding across all the continents... We cannot say that we did not know

    The light of the writer and the dramatist who, by the power of the pen, armed solely with courage and his faith in mankind and truth, has nurtured the hopes of the oppressed who were denied democracy,

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

    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.

    I felt they acted frivolously because entry into the European Union implies a minimum of understanding for the others,

    The Iranian president is taking the risk of his country being made an outlaw state.

    The fight against terrorism is a fight that is complex, difficult and that has to be played on several fronts. It is not just a military fight ... for this action facing us, the French are united ... We are all united,

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

    The full truth must come out about these unjustifiable acts.

    Everyone has a right to equal opportunity and respect, and not everyone has the impression that they have it,

    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.

    France is ready to back the idea of an extraordinary meeting of heads and states of government to address those crucial issues on which the future of the Union, and each of our countries, depends,

    Lifting sanctions is a goal we have supported for a long time, ... Now it is up to the United Nations to define the modalities of the lifting of sanctions.

    True peace remains to be built in hearts and minds, ... Let us then reach out to them a brotherly hand.

    France has already widely played its part in the development of a final agreement,

    I have a feeling that tomorrow, leaders will not be tackling issues in the same way as if we hadn't had the sharing of views this afternoon.

    We can't trust people who have such bad food. After Finland, it's the country with the worst food,

    This is a France that wins and is, for once, united in victory, ... symbol of the diversity and of the unity of the country.

    It's time for you to invest more and better in research on our soil, ... I don't see any contradiction between the international nature of your business ... and the privileged link you must retain and strengthen with France.

    This evening, there is less love, less compassion, less light in the world.

    these unacceptable acts, these barbaric acts that always attack innocent people.

    (It) is contrary to the wishes of the (U.N.) Security Council and the international community,

    We will be unable to find satisfying responses to the numerous challenges that confront us today without a close trans-Atlantic partnership, ... Dear George.

    I feel very well, and I was starting to feel desperate to leave, ... Time was starting to drag, especially at lunch time. I am very happy now to go and eat.

    a man of courage and conviction who has incarnated, for 40 years, the fight of Palestinians for the recognition of their national rights.

    The Union, which is already the world's leading importer of agricultural products from developing countries, has shown its commitment to success by reforming the Common Agricultural Policy,

    On Tuesday in Rome, we will have an opportunity to set in stone this change in the relationship,

    Today the highest priority is the return of security and public order, ... The last word must be from the law.

    express themselves clearly on the scale and speed of change over the next five years.

    There is a problem and that problem is one of equality of opportunity and respect for everyone in the republic,

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