Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, 1841 - 1929
Oil on canvas by Edouard Manet (1880)
Born: 28 September 1841, Mouilleron-en-Pareds, Vendée, France
Died: 24 November 1929, Paris, France
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- A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land, is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne. permalink
- A man who has to be convinced before he acts is not a man of action.... You must act as you breathe. permalink
- A man who has to be convinced to act before he acts is not a man of action. permalink
- 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. permalink
- War is a series of disasters which result in a victory. permalink
to Woodrow Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference (12 January 1919)
- 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. permalink
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