Georges Clemenceau


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Georges Benjamin Clemenceau (28 September 1841 – 24 November 1929) was a French statesman who led the nation to victory in the First World War. A leader of the Radical Party, he played a central role in politics after 1870. 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 at the ... more »

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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.
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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 ...
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