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Georges Clemenceau

1841-1929 ,  French Prime Minister
Georges ClemenceauStatesman who led his nation in the First World War. A leader of the Radical Party, he played a central role in politics during the Third Republic.
Clemenceau served as the Prime Minister of France from 1906 to 1909, and again from 1917 to 1920. He was one of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles of 1919.

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My home policy: I wage war. My foreign policy: I wage war. All the time I wage war.


War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.


There are only two perfectly useless things in this world. One is an appendix and the other is the President of the Republic.


It is easier to make war than make peace.


A young man who isn't a socialist hasn't got a heart; an old man who is a socialist hasn't got a head.


America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.


Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.


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.


Americans have no capacity for abstract thought, and make bad coffee.


All the great pleasures of life are silent.


The best time of a love affair, is when one goes up the stairs.


What is said behind my back is said to my ass.


My son is 22 years old. If he had not become a Communist at 22, I would have disowned him. If he is still a Communist at 30, I will do it then.


War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men.












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