Georges Clemenceau, fully Georges Benjamin Clemenceau

Georges
Clemenceau, fully Georges Benjamin Clemenceau
1841
1929

French Statesman, Physician, Journalist, Prime Minister of France

Author Quotes

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.

It is far easier to make war than peace.

Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more.

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.

Delay is the most insidious form of denial.

I am old enough to tell the truth. It is one of the privileges of old age.

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First Name
Georges
Last Name
Clemenceau, fully Georges Benjamin Clemenceau
Birth Date
1841
Death Date
1929
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French Statesman, Physician, Journalist, Prime Minister of France