16 Total Quotes

John Emerich Quotes

Guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing
John Emerich
#Trust #Disagreement

The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers.
John Emerich
#British Historian #Argument

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections
John Emerich
#Democracy

Truth is the only merit that gives dignity and worth to history
John Emerich
#Dignity

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
John Emerich
#Power

Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favorites
John Emerich
#Books And Reading

History must be our deliverer not only from the undue influence of other times, but from the undue influence of our own, from the tyranny of environment and the pressures of the air we breathe
John Emerich
#Influence

Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity
John Emerich
#Justice

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
John Emerich
#Class #British Historian

No public character has ever stood the revelation of private utterance and correspondence
John Emerich
#Character

There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men
John Emerich
#Men

Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
John Emerich
#British Historian

It takes a long time to understand nothing.
John Emerich
#American Novelist