Top 10 most inspiring quotes by Jacques Chirac
- Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.
- I never like to say that I ‘believe’ anything. There are no ideas worth believing.
- No one can act alone in the name of all and no one can accept the anarchy of a society without rules.
- Finally, a safer world presupposes the revival of the virtuous circle of non-proliferation of weapons and disarmament.
- 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.
- Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible. If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining Europe they could not have found a better way.
- One month, two months, I am ready to accept any accord on this point that has the approval of the inspectors.
- 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.
- 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.
- If we prove capable of showing a pioneering commitment, we shall create a commmunity listened to around the world.
Jacques Chirac (1932-2019) was a French politician who served as the President of France from 1995 to 2007. He was born on November 29, 1932, in Paris, France. Chirac belonged to a middle-class family and was educated at the prestigious Lycée Louis-le-Grand and later the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris.
Chirac’s political career began in the late 1950s when he joined the Gaullist movement founded by Charles de Gaulle. He held various government positions, including as a minister in the governments of Georges Pompidou and Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. Chirac served as the Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995, during which he implemented several urban development projects and gained popularity among the people of Paris.
In 1995, Chirac ran for the presidency and won against Socialist candidate Lionel Jospin. He served two terms as the President of France, from 1995 to 2002 and then from 2002 to 2007. During his presidency, Chirac pursued moderate policies and advocated for social cohesion, economic reform, and European integration. He was known for his charisma and skill in connecting with the public.
One of the defining moments of Chirac’s presidency was his opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq led by the United States and its allies. He strongly opposed the war and believed that it should only be conducted under the auspices of the United Nations. Chirac’s stance gained him international recognition and bolstered his popularity in France.
After leaving office, Chirac faced legal troubles related to his time as Mayor of Paris. In 2011, he was convicted of corruption and misappropriation of public funds but was not sentenced to prison due to his ill health. Chirac retired from politics and lived a quiet life until his death on September 26, 2019, in Paris, France, at the age of 86.
Jacques Chirac is remembered as a significant figure in French politics, known for his commitment to social issues, environmental protection, and his advocacy for French identity on the global stage. He left a lasting impact on the country and its political landscape.
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