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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:586
AUTHOR:Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929)
QUOTATION: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.
ATTRIBUTION:GEORGES CLEMENCEAU, conversation with Jean Martet, June 1, 1928—Clemenceau, The Events of His Life as Told by Himself to His Former Secretary, Jean Martet, trans. Milton Waldman, chapter 30, p. 220 (1930).
SUBJECTS:Failure
 
 
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