27 Total Quotes

J. Taylor Quotes

The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
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#British Historian #Age And Aging

Nothing is inevitable until it happens.
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#British Historian

Psychoanalysts believe that the only 'normal' people are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else.
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#People #British Historian

Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
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#British Historian #History

Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914. . .
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#Capitalism

The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.
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#Communism

He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
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#British Historian #History

Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman never gave offence to anyone not even the enemy.
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#General

No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.
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#British Historian #Reason

No war is inevitable until it breaks out.
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#War #British Historian

The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.
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#British Historian #Nations

A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of accuracy would not do well for his clients.
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#British Historian #Accuracy

Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
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#British Historian #History

A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
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#British Historian #Speech

There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment -- and nothing more corrupting.
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#Life

I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.
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#God

I have found there are three stages to every great work of God: first it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.
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#Work