5 French Politician Famous Quotes

French like battles, battle of ideas and philosophy. When it comes to politics it’s the same and they like tackle a journalist or a member of another party. Here are some of the most famous lines every French remembers about their politicians:

Je vous demande de vous arrêter!

Edouard Balladur
He is scolding his supporters who cannot accept the result of the vote.

Vous en avez assez de cette bande de racailles?

Nicolas Sarkozy
After this declaration riots occurred in France.

Je vous ai compris.

Général De Gaulle
A famous speech from De Gaulle

Au revoir.

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing
At the end of his last speech as a president, “VGE” just say “au revoir” and walk away.

Vous n’avez pas le monopole du coeur.

Giscard d’Estaing
Giscard d’Estaing reproach his opponent to say that Leftist only may have the right to speak about generosity and compassion (coeur).

Casse-toi, pauvre con!

Nicolas Sarkozy
You can notice that “touche-moi pas” should be “(ne) me touche pas” in a more formal way 🙂 Spoken French is not always correct!

Bonus: Lepen is famous for his “words” quite direct. He is not using political correctness, quite the opposite actually! Very funny anyway:

La première usine qu’il faut faire en France, c’est une usine à couilles !

Jean-Marie Lepen

It basically means: “the first factory we should build in France is a balls factory” (having balls > avoir des couilles)

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