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English Historian Quotes

163 English Historian quotes:

"The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise."
"The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule."
"Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all."
"If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost."
"In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating."
"Any stigma, as the old saying is, will serve to beat a dogma."
"Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people."
"As the archaeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end."
"Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes."
"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification."
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"People who jump to conclusions rarely alight on them."
"Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat."
"The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible by a simple dynastic arrangement into three reigns: James I, James II, and the Old Pretender."
"Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society."
"A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking."
"The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society."
"What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life."
"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."
"Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art."
"The leader of men in warfare can show himself to his followers only through a mask, a mask that he must make for himself, but a mask made in such form as will mark him to men of his time and place as the leader they want and need."

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