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Georges Pompidou
(1911-1974) born on
Jul 05
French statesman, bank director, teacher. He was premier of the Fifth French Republic from 1962 to 1968 and president from 1969 until his death.
         
   
F
The most dangerous thing about student riots is that adults take them seriously.

R
The rest of the world cannot be expected to regulate its life by a clock which is always slow.
A
There are three way of courting ruin -- women, gambling, and calling in technicians.
N
There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.
K
A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Life," 20 Feb 70
R: On US dollar as a "basic monetary yardstick ... that constantly loses value as a result of purely internal politics," Washington "Post," 26 May 71
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "Sunday Telegraph," 26 May 1968.
K: The Observer," 'Sayings of the Year', 30 Dec 1973
   


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