Nicolas Sarkozy

President of France from 2007 to 2012

Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa (born 28 January 1955), more commonly known as Nicolas Sarkozy, is a French politician, and the head of the right-wing party UMP. He was invested as President of France on 16 May 2007.

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  • To be a young Gaullist is to be a revolutionary!
    • National meeting of UDR in Nice, June 1975
  • We live in a world where people don't all have the same scruples, where all blows can be given, and where, in order to down somebody, all means can be used. Nothing will lead me astray from the path that I have chosen.
    • Le Monde, 2005
  • I understand that people might be poor if they don't have any work, but I don't accept that someone is poor if they've worked really hard.
    • Interview with Charlie Rose, televised 31 January 2007
  • If you come to France and you wear a veil, if you go to one of the administrative buildings, then that's not acceptable. If you don't want your wife to be examined by a male doctor, then you're not welcome here. France is a country that's open.
    • Interview with Charlie Rose, televised 31 January 2007
  • I want to issue a call to everyone in the world who believes in the values of tolerance, freedom, democracy, humanism, to all those who are persecuted by tyranny, by dictatorships.
  • If living in France bothers some people, they should feel free to leave the country.
    • UMP meeting 22 April
  • "The French like burgers, Madonna and Miami Vice."
  • Casse toi alors, pauvre con.
    • Sod off then, asshole
    • Sarkozy outburst at farming fair, BBC News online, 24 February 2008
    • On visiting the Salon de l'Agriculture, 24 January 2008, to a member of the public who had refused to shake Sarkozy's hand because he did not want to be dirtied.
  • Canadians are friends and Quebecers are my family.
  • What France knows deep down is that within this great Canadian people, there is a Quebec nation.
  • I do not see how proving my family, brotherly love for Quebec should be strengthened by defying Canada.
    • October 18, 2008, Sarkozy becomes the first French President to address the National Assembly of Quebec.
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  • L'islamisation de l'Europe est inéluctable.

Quotes About Sarkozy edit

  • Irritable, rash, impetuous, disloyal, ungrateful, and un-French.

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