Famous quotes by Historians

HistoriansThroughout background, chroniclers have been the keepers of expertise, supplying us with understanding right into the past and assisting us to recognize the present. From the ancient Greeks to the modern day, their words have been a source of inspiration and also knowledge. Right here are some of one of the most unforgettable quotes from some of the best chroniclers of all time, using us a peek into their thoughts on background, society, and also the human condition.
Small: Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile
"Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile"
Henry B. Adams, Historian
Small: Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos
Will Durant
"Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos"
Will Durant, Historian
Small: All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome
Tacitus
"All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome"
Tacitus, Historian
Small: Expansion means complexity and complexity decay
"Expansion means complexity and complexity decay"
C. Northcote Parkinson, Historian
Small: If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it
"If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it"
Johan Huizinga, Historian
Small: Friends are born, not made
"Friends are born, not made"
Henry B. Adams, Historian
Small: Sixty years ago I knew everything now I know nothing education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance
Will Durant
"Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance"
Will Durant, Historian
Small: Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the id
Miriam Beard
"Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living"
Miriam Beard, Historian
Small: Everyone is a reactionary about subjects he understands
"Everyone is a reactionary about subjects he understands"
Robert Conquest, Historian
Small: Honor wears different coats to different eyes
"Honor wears different coats to different eyes"
Barbara Tuchman, Historian
Small: The spirit of revolution, the spirit of insurrection, is a spirit radically opposed to liberty
"The spirit of revolution, the spirit of insurrection, is a spirit radically opposed to liberty"
Francois Guizot, Historian
Small: But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding
Marc Bloch
"But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding"
Marc Bloch, Historian
Small: The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the publi
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money"
Alexis de Tocqueville, Historian
Small: Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable
Tacitus
"Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable"
Tacitus, Historian
Small: The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation
Miriam Beard
"The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation"
Miriam Beard, Historian
Small: One must learn, if one is to see the beauty in Japan, to like an extraordinarily restrained and delicate lovel
Miriam Beard
"One must learn, if one is to see the beauty in Japan, to like an extraordinarily restrained and delicate loveliness"
Miriam Beard, Historian
Small: Delay is the deadliest form of denial
"Delay is the deadliest form of denial"
C. Northcote Parkinson, Historian
Small: Every man is the architect of his own fortune
Sallust
"Every man is the architect of his own fortune"
Sallust, Historian
Small: The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people ve
"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks"
Lord Acton, Historian
Small: Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility
"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility"
G. M. Trevelyan, Historian
Small: On the day I was born, or possibly on one of the following days, my father went on a walk in the forested hill
"On the day I was born, or possibly on one of the following days, my father went on a walk in the forested hills and thought of a name for me. His first son was called Daniel, and Samuel in memory of one of his forefathers"
Immanuel Velikovsky, Historian
Small: I am convinced that we are in a terminal process
"I am convinced that we are in a terminal process"
E. P. Thompson, Historian
Small: Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts
"Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts"
Henry B. Adams, Historian
Small: Greater things are believed of those who are absent
Tacitus
"Greater things are believed of those who are absent"
Tacitus, Historian
Small: Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years
Will Durant
"Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years"
Will Durant, Historian
Small: History is mostly guessing the rest is prejudice
Will Durant
"History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice"
Will Durant, Historian
Small: The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws
Tacitus
"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws"
Tacitus, Historian
Small: Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain
Tacitus
"Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure"
Tacitus, Historian
Small: To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire and where they make a wilderness, they ca
Tacitus
"To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace"
Tacitus, Historian
Small: Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as the bizarre. Things astonis
Miriam Beard
"Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else"
Miriam Beard, Historian
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