Georges Clemenceau

French statesman who played a key role in negotiating the Treaty of Versailles (1841-1929)

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War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.
A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but he's not a man of action.. You must act as you breathe.
A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but hes not a man of action. It is as if a tennis player before returning a ball stopped to think about his views of the physical and mental advantages of tennis. You must act as you breathe.
A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed -- I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed --I well know. For it is a sign that he has tried to surpass himself.
A mans life is interesting primarily when he has failedI well know. For its a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
It is far easier to make war than to make peace.
On September 17, 1914, Erzberger, the well-known German statesman, an eminent member of the Catholic Party, wrote to the Minister of War, General von Falkenhayn, We must not worry about committing an offence against the rights of nations nor about violating the laws of humanity. Such feelings today are of secondary importance? A month later, on October 21, 1914, he wrote in Der Tag, If a way was found of entirely wiping out the whole of London it would be more humane to employ it than to allow the blood of A SINGLE GERMAN SOLDIER to be shed on the battlefield!
There is no passion like that of a functionary for his function.
War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.
War is too important a matter to be left to the military.
When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn't a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isnt a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.

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