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Georges Clemenceau Quotes

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men. 
Variant: War is too important a matter to be left to the military.
Georges Clemenceau (Quoted in Soixante Anneés d'Histoire Française, 1932)
It is far easier to make war than to make peace.
Georges Clemenceau (Speech in Verdun, France, 1914)
A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land, is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne. 
Georges Clemenceau
I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.
Georges Clemenceau
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.
Georges Clemenceau
When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves he is not 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.
Georges Clemenceau (Dialogue with Jean Martet, 1928)
My home policy: I wage war. My foreign policy: I wage war. All the time I wage war.
Georges Clemenceau (Speech in Paris, 1918)
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.
Georges Clemenceau (Dialogue with Jean Martet, 1928)
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization. 
Georges Clemenceau
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty. 
Variant: All that I know I learned after I was thirty. 
Georges Clemenceau
There is no passion like that of a functionary for his function.
Georges Clemenceau
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.
Georges Clemenceau (Dialogue with Jean Martet, 1927)
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Georges Clemenceau
War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.
Georges Clemenceau (Statement made to American President Woodrow Wilson in Paris, 1919)

Georges Clemenceau Biography

Born: September 28, 1841
Died: November 24, 1929

Georges Clemenceau was a French journalist, physician and statesman. He is best known for his role in the World War I. He served as prime minister and was a prominent voice in the Treaty of Versailles.

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