Georges Pompidou — French Statesman born on July 05, 1911, died on April 02, 1974

Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou was Prime Minister of France from 1962 to 1968 - the longest tenure in the position's history - and later President of the French Republic from 1969 until his death in 1974. He had long been a top aide to president Charles de Gaulle. As president, he was a moderate conservative who repaired France's relationship with the United States, and maintained positive relations with the newly-independent former colonies in Africa... (wikipedia)

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.
He imitated me so well that I couldn't stand myself any longer.
The most dangerous thing about student riots is that adults take them seriously.
When I first arrived at the Matignon, my desire was to reconcile Parliament and De Gaulle. I had forgotten only two things. Parliament and De Gaulle.
My fate is to be President of the Republic - or leader of the opposition.

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