Quotations From GEORGES CLEMENCEAU


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  • War is too important a matter to be left to the military.
    Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. Quoted in Soixante Années d'Histoire Française, "Clemenceau," G. Suarez (1886). Also attributed to Aristide Briand and Talleyrand.

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  • It is far easier to make war than to make peace.
    Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. Speech, July 14, 1919, Verdun, France.

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  • My home policy: I wage war; my foreign policy: I wage war. All the time I wage war.
    Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. Speech, July 20, 1919, Chamber of Deputies. Discours de Guerre (1968).

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  • America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
    Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. attributed in Saturday Review of Literature (New York, Dec. 1, 1945).

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  • It is easier to make war than to make peace.
    Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. Speech, July 20, 1919, Verdun, France. Discours de Paix (1938).

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