I was seated between Jesus Christ and Napoleon.
David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister, on his experiences at the Paris Peace Conference with Wilson and Clemenceau.
For you a hundred years is a very long time; for us it does not amount to much. I knew men who had seen Napoleon with their own eyes. We have our conception of history and it cannot be the same as yours.
French Premier Georges (The Tiger) Clemenceau to President Woodrow Wilson, April 25, 1919
Clemenceau had lived and worked in the US for several years and spoke English fluently. He was married to an American for twenty-one years until a contentious divorce ended his one and only marriage. It is a tragedy that he understood the US far better than President Wilson understood Europe.