Quotations by Georges Clemenceau

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Born: Tuesday, September 28, 1841
Died: Sunday, November 24, 1929 (88 years old)
Profession: Leader
Nationality: French


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
(Keywords: Land)

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
(Keywords: Action, Acting, Man)

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
(Keywords: Life, Man)

All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
- Georges Clemenceau

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
- Georges Clemenceau
(Keywords: History, Civilization, America, Nation)

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
(Keywords: Open, Spirit, Will)

Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.
- Georges Clemenceau

I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.
- Georges Clemenceau
(Keywords: Peace, War)

In order to act, you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
- Georges Clemenceau
(Keywords: Act, Man, Order, Thinking)

It is far easier to make war than peace.
- Georges Clemenceau
(Keywords: Peace, War)

My home policy: I wage war; my foreign policy: I wage war. All the time I wage war.
- Georges Clemenceau
(Keywords: Home, Time, War, Wage)

War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.
- Georges Clemenceau
(Keywords: War, Victory, Catastrophes, Results)

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
- Georges Clemenceau
(Keywords: Men, War, Military)







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