Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Georges Clemenceau (18411929)
When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isnt a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
GEORGES CLEMENCEAU, conversation with Jean Martet, January 1, 1928.Clemenceau, The Events of His Life as Told by Himself to His Former Secretary, Jean Martet, trans. Milton Waldman, chapter 12, p. 78 (1930).