Quotes from Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

Margaret MacMillan ·  570 pages

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“The delegates to the peace conference after World War I "tried to impose a rational order on an irrational world.”
― Margaret MacMillan, quote from Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World


“The glories of the past compensated for the imperfections of the present.”
― Margaret MacMillan, quote from Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World


“In the fluid world of 1919, it was possible to dream of great change, or have nightmares about the collapse of order.”
― Margaret MacMillan, quote from Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World


“Wilson agreed reluctantly to their attempts: “I don’t much like to make a compromise with people who aren’t reasonable. They will always believe that, by persisting in their claims, they will be able to obtain more.”
― Margaret MacMillan, quote from Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World


“There are only two perfectly useless things in the world,” he quipped. “One is an appendix and the other is Poincaré!”
― Margaret MacMillan, quote from Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World



About the author

Margaret MacMillan
Born place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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