“Ignorant people, are the blind instrument of their own destruction.”
legendary Venezuelan leader Simon Bolivar, otherwise known as ‘El Liberator’

Charles de Gaulle, in response to Clemenceau's jibe that war was too serious a matter to be left to the military, was "Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
Historical Note: This week is 50 years since Charles de Gaulle stepped down as President of France. Very little if anything was ever mentioned in my US history classes regarding de Gaulle. The short biography of de Gaulle by Neil Clark in the spoiler is an interesting read.

50 years on, the world, and not just France, still misses Charles de Gaulle By Neil Clark