Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Georges Clemenceau (18411929)
A mans life is interesting primarily when he has failedI well know. For its a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
GEORGES CLEMENCEAU, conversation with Jean Martet, June 1, 1928Clemenceau, The Events of His Life as Told by Himself to His Former Secretary, Jean Martet, trans. Milton Waldman, chapter 30, p. 220 (1930).