English Historian Quotes

163 English Historian quotes:

"Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies may point. The use of reading is to aid us in thinking."
"A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute."
"Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking,unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book."
"My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India."
"The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular."
"My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language."
"Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition."
"Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty."
"Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity."
"The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events."
"The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event."
"The sea hath fish for every man."
"Better a bad excuse, than none at all."
"The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature."
"Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium."
"Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression."
"The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for."
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"Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action."
"Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography."
"Style is the image of character."

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