Oh, to be seventy again!
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.
Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head.
Il est plus facile de faire la guerre que la paix. It is far easier to make war than to make peace.
War is a series of disasters which result in a winner.
A man who has to be convinced to act before he acts is not a man of action. You must act as you breathe.
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.
All the great pleasures of life are silent.
War is too important a matter to be left to the military.
Liberty is the right to discipline ourselves in order not to be disciplined by others
The best time of love, is when one goes up the stairs.
I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace is an interlude during war.
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
Americans have no capacity for abstract thought, and make bad coffee.
There are only two perfectly useless things in this world. One is an appendix and the other is Poincaré.
My home policy: I wage war; my foreign policy: I wage war. All the time I wage war.
What is said behind my back is said to my ass.
All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
What can a mere French minister do when associated with Lloyd George, who thinks he is Napoleon, and Woodrow Wilson, who thinks he is Jesus Christ?
In order to act, you must be somewhat insane .A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
If you don't vote Socialist/Communist before you are twenty, you have no heart - if you do vote Socialist/Communist after you are twenty, you have no head.
The Germans may take Paris, but that will not prevent me from going on with the war. We will fight on the Loire, we will fight on the Garronne, we will fight even in the Pyrenees. And if at last we are driven off the Pyrenees, we will continue the war at sea.
On September 17, 1914, Erzberger, the well-known German statesman, an eminent member of the Catholic Party, wrote to the Minister of War, General von Falkenhayn, We must not worry about committing an offence against the rights of nations nor about violating the laws of humanity. Such feelings today are of secondary importance? A month later, on October 21, 1914, he wrote in Der Tag, If a way was found of entirely wiping out the whole of London it would be more humane to employ it than to allow the blood of A SINGLE GERMAN SOLDIER to be shed on the battlefield!
A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but he's not a man of action. It is as if a tennis player before returning a ball stopped to think about his views of the physical and mental advantages of tennis. You must act as you breathe.
One begins to realize that art... in setting out to express nature with ever growing accuracy, teaches us to look, to perceive, to feel. The stone itself becomes an organic substance, and one can feel it being transformed as one moment in its life succeeds another.