Georges Clemenceau, fully Georges Benjamin Clemenceau
Clemenceau, fully Georges Benjamin Clemenceau
French Statesman, Physician, Journalist, Prime Minister of France
A man who has to be convinced before he acts is not a man of action.... You must act as you breathe.
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.
All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.
In order to act, you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted 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.
A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land, is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne.
War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.
War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.