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" My obligation, if I become president, is to give another direction to Europe than the one that is being forced upon us today. "
" It is intolerable that in our country citizens should feel so upset and under assault because of their religious choice that they would conclude that they have to hide. "
" France has been struck on the day of her national holiday - the 14th of July, Bastille Day - the symbol of liberty, because human rights are denied by fanatics, and France is clearly their target. "
" Our only goal is to strengthen the opposition and to avoid the dilemma whereby we only have the choice between Bashar Assad and al-Qaeda. "
" 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 am for a clear distinction between public and private life. I believe private matters should be regulated in private and I have asked those close to me to respect this. "
" Our common responsibility is to put Europe's interests first. "
" If the discussion centres on the essential principle of the E.U., the free movement of people and the ability to make decisions together, in that case, we don't want treaty change. "
" Private life is always, at certain times, a challenge. "
" Whoever pays should control; whoever pays should sanction. I agree. But budgetary union should be completed by a partial mutualisation of debts through eurobonds. "
" We must not lose time, neither for dealing in a suitable way with the question of the United Kingdom's exit, nor for providing a new impetus for the E.U. "
" Is France a northern European export powerhouse, or a Mediterranean indebted and dependent economy? Yes to both. "
" We will continue to hit those who threaten us. "
" I do not like the rich. "
" A jolt is necessary. Europe must reaffirm it values of freedom, solidarity, peace. The EU must be understood and controlled by its citizens. I will do everything to secure profound change rather than decline. "
" To resolve the climate crisis, good will, statements of intent are not enough. We are at breaking point. "
" The Republic will destroy terrorism. "
" My mission is to put France back on its feet. The priority is employment. Efforts have to be made, but those efforts must be made fairly. "
" My goal is to put France back on its feet. I have to put this country back on its feet. "
" The partnerships between Schmidt and Giscard, Kohl and Mitterrand, and even between Chirac and Schroeder, have proved that political differences do not mean that we cannot work together. "
" I want the French people to respect values that allow each individual to practice his or her faith, but in the frame of our common rules of secularism. "
" There cannot be any concessions on the matter of human rights or the criteria for visa liberalisation. "
" 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. "
" The British people have decided to leave. It is a sad decision but one which I respect. The vote puts the European Union in difficulties. It must recognise its shortfalls. "
" Nothing was given to me, nothing was entrusted to me, nothing was assigned to me. Everything I have, I took by right. "
" I perfectly understood President Obama's attitude throughout the French presidential campaign. He had no reason to distance himself from Nicolas Sarkozy. It's the basic solidarity that leaders who worked together owe to each other. "
" I attach the greatest importance to an amplification of the peace efforts in the Middle East. I would also like to see a greater dialogue between the U.S. and the EU. "
" In an election, one needs both hope and audacity. "
" I ask to be judged on the issue of unemployment. "
" There must be protection of the external borders. "
" That is now my mission: to provide a European vision of growth, employment, prosperity - in one word, our future. "