Quotes by: Francois Hollande
Is France a northern European export powerhouse, or a Mediterranean indebted and dependent economy? Yes to both.
I support the French team - I go to all their matches - but I don't want to use sport for politics. That's not good for sport or for politics.
I don't know if you can hear me, but I have heard you. I heard your willingness to change. Your force, your hope... and I want to tell you how grateful I am. Thank you, thank you, thank you, people of France.
Though Africa is not responsible for emitting greenhouse gases, it is suffering the consequences of climate change.
We are a big country, with lots of advantages and history. We are proud to be French. We have to call on patriotism at this time... to ask for an effort in the battle against debt.
I hope Britain stays in the European Union, but I don't want to decide for the British.
If there is not a united policy, this mechanism will not work: it will collapse, and it will... undoubtedly be the end of Schengen, the return of national borders.
I know where I'm going and I have told the French. I am sure if hope is there, we will be able to put France back on its feet... to live better in five years than we do today.
To resolve the climate crisis, good will, statements of intent are not enough. We are at breaking point.
I noticed that parts of the opposition have been hostile to any revision of the constitution.
One thing that makes France different from other countries is the tradition of social solidarity. People from all backgrounds and political positions are willing to contribute for services and protection of society as a whole - but on the condition that money is being spent effectively and that everyone is paying their part.
I would like a UK fully engaged in Europe, but I can't decide in place of the British. I see that for the moment they want to be more in retreat.
I can understand countries don't want to join the euro, but they cannot impede the consolidation and strengthening of the eurozone.
A compromise appears out of reach on the stripping of terrorists' nationality.
France is no longer herself when she is folded in on herself, tormented by ignorance and intolerance. The country would plunge into decline if it refused to be itself, if it was afraid of the future, afraid of the world.
There must be pressure on Moscow so that we have negotiations. Moscow will not succeed by unilaterally backing Bashar al-Assad.
Between France and Senegal there's a history. There's a language that we both speak. There's a culture that we share and to which both of our peoples have contributed. But beyond our history, beyond our language, beyond the links that have united us for so long, what unites us today is the future.
My obligation, if I become president, is to give another direction to Europe than the one that is being forced upon us today.
I think that France has not made it clear enough recently to our German friends how important it is to introduce euro bonds as a tool against speculation. And how the necessary budget discipline needs to be accompanied by growth.
Islamist terrorism has declared war against us, against France, Europe, the entire world.