Facts about Barbara Tuchman

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Barbara Tuchman was a famous Historian from USA, who lived between January 30, 1912 and February 6, 1989. He/she became 77 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by Barbara, under the main topic War.

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Famous quotes by Barbara Tuchman (17)


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"War is the unfolding of miscalculations"
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"The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion"
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"Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general"
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"Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library"
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"Honor wears different coats to different eyes"
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"Books are humanity in print"
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"War is the unfolding of miscalculations"
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"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill"
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"To put away one's own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost"
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"The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard"
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"For me, the card catalog has been a companion all my working life. To leave it is like leaving the house one was brought up in"
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"Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism"
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"Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed"
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"No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision"
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"Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip"
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"To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse"
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"Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline"


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