Jacques Chirac

(Jacques René Chirac)

Jacques Chirac
Jacques Chirac
  • Born: November 29, 1932
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Statesman









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Either you get tough and change your policies or I will shut down the border. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
Europe will be the most important economic power in the world. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
France is a beacon for the human race. The nation and its people may be loved or hated, but they can never be ignored. States. Nations & Nationhood
France will be heeded if it has a message to convey. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
I am in complete solidarity with France's farm workers, and I detest McDonald's. Foreign Trade
I am not prepared to accept the economics of a housewife. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Mankind runs a major risk of the shortage of fresh water. Water is a major source of life but could well be a major source of conflict. Environment & Environmentalism
Nature does not have the capacity to heal all the wounds that have been inflicted upon it by mankind. Environment & Environmentalism
Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face. Terrorism ;War & Peace
The Airbus consortium will not be daunted by the Americans who killed off the Concorde …. We will fight any trade war blow-by-blow as the future of the aeronautical industry and their employees are at stake. Business, Commerce & Finance
There's an overdose of foreigners. Immigration & Emigration
Through democracy we shall have peace [in the Balkans]. Democracies & Republics
Washington seems to think that they will be welcomed with open arms in Iraq, but that they shouldn’t count on it. It is foolish to think of creating a modern democracy in an artificial country with a divided society like Iraq. Do you realize that, by invading Iraq, they might yet precipitate a civil war. War & Peace
We are all sons and daughters of the Republic. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
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?
France will insist on the need for updated and responsive institutions.
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.
If we prove capable of showing a pioneering commitment, we shall create a commmunity listened to around the world.
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. Nature
One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone. War & Peace
One month, two months, I am ready to accept any accord on this point that has the approval of the inspectors.
Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible. If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining Europe they could not have found a better way.
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. Life ;History
The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible. History ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
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.
They missed a great opportunity to shut up.
When you are in the family... you have more rights than when you are asking to join and knocking on the door. Families, Children & Parenting